I had a fabulous birthday this year!!
Yes, yours truly had another birthday in a long line of birthdays.
I'm not as young as I used to be! (Waaah!)
My dad tells me I'm not a spring chicken anymore! In fact, he keeps saying "I can't believe your thirty-something!"
This year, since this birthday was a bit of a milestone, I wanted to really party!
Actually, with my husband burning the candle at both ends for the past few months, and not being able to even eat dinner with him, he decided to take some time off, since he finished both of the huge projects he was working on.
So, since his long weekend (he gets Friday and Saturday off every 6 weeks) conveniently fell on my birthday, he decided to make it really special for me.
Friday we went to Ecola State Park and Indian Beach. We played (or rather, the kids played) on the beach alllll day! It was really Sofia's first time at the beach, and I was concerned that she would be scared of the huge water and the waves. I needn't have feared! She took to the water like, well, the proverbial duck!
After we got done at Indian Beach, it was time to head home. My husband stopped at Dooger's for me to get a little dinner to go. I got a shrimp louie salad and a cup of clam chowder. Yumm-o! For those of you who are not from around here, Dooger's is a local joint specializing in seafood. There are a few at the coast.
Back on the road, it was a very quiet ride home, as it was pretty late. The kids really wanted to go to Izzy's back at home, so we headed there.....at 9:30 at night! They closed at 10! Again, Izzy's is a local pizza/salad buffet restaurant.
We got home at 10 or so, and some of the kids took a shower to wash the gobs of sand off their bodies that anyone who ever goes to the beach manages to accumulate in every crevice.
We finally went to bed at about 11.
The next day I spent with my mom, up north, going to Costco. She took me out to lunch (Mexican, my favorite!) and gave me $50 to spend on myself!!! While I was up north, Dave decided to take the kids to the river, since it was only about 96 degrees that day....
Sunday we went to church and after church we had to take Dave's iMac down south to the Apple store. We brought all the kids with us and made a day of it. The kids ate pizza, we ate mediocre Chinese food. I did have a strawberry and banana kabob drizzled with dark chocolate. AND hubby bought me some scrumptious perfume that I had been dreaming about from L'Occitane. It's Lemon and smells sooooooo fresh and citrusy, my favorite.
I almost forgot to tell you what my husband got me for my birthday!! He presented me with a handmade tiny gift box, tied up with a beautiful, fancy ribbon. In it was a $150 gift certificate to my favorite scrapbooking store AND a gift card to one of my favorite coffee places! I felt spoiled! I felt so loved!
All in all, it was one of the two best birthdays of my life.
My family is amazing. My husband is so fantastic.
I feel blessed tonight.