Today is a great day.
Saying it with me.. TODAY IS A GREAT DAY!
Why do you ask?
Because today is my 26th birthday!
Now, I know that some people aren’t into their birthdays. Some people hate getting older. Some people hate being the center of attention. Some people just think birthdays are not a big deal.
I am not one of those people.
I love my birthday!
So much in fact that I try to spread it out over a couple of days every year if I can and this year I was pretty successful at it! So last week, while I was in Miami, we started some birthday celebrations by having the opportunity to attend the Miami Heat game. I’m not a HUGE basketball fan but I don’t care who you are- it’s still cool to see a good game!
Then Saturday, as you may have read a few days ago, I got to celebrate my birthday with Casey and Mark. And Sunday I got to celebrate by spending the day with Kara! Then Monday I got to open some presents with Peyton and my sister!
Then last night the birthday festivities really kicked off at Sushi on a Roll in Medina by having dinner with my wonderful parents, Tim, and Peyton. We had a fantastic time! We have a traditional in our house that we have been doing for a little while now where the birthday person has to find the hidden cupcake. This cupcake contains a wonderful surprise… like make-up, gifts cards, money, or other special little birthday treats and since we were out to eat for my birthday celebrations I had to walk around the restaurant to find the cupcake!
And with Peyton’s help I found it stashed behind the water feature! YAY for a gift card to Bath and Body Words… I L.O.V.E. their hand soup and candles and always have the house stocked up on those goodies so this gift was just perfect! Thank you Mom and Dad!
For dinner we had MASSIVE amounts of Sushi which was really delicious. I wasn’t sure how authentic this sushi place would taste but I’ll tell you what it was just a casual atmosphere with great food. It is set up more like a Panera where you order at the counter and then just find a seat and the guy running the place didn’t seem to mind us laughing loudly and having a great time! Chances are good that we will be back =)
Now Peyton is a pretty picky eater and she has a tendency to want to spend more time playing than eating when we are out to eat so we had to think of some unique ways to get her interested in her food. After the failed attempt with the chop sticks we tried NO utensils and she seemed to like that for a little while!
But then, like any normal 3 year old, she got bored of that and we needed to move on to something else! So we decided to have our own little version of lady and the tramp… although I’m not sure we ever specified who was the lady and who was the tramp!
Either her skin looks very white or I am starting to darken in my old age haha
We wrapped up dinner with a family photo before taking off for a delicious treat!
After dinner we debating a while over Dairy Queen or Lemonberry (the new Fro-Yo place in Medina on the square) and Peyton and I agreed that the winner was… LEMONBERRY! This was my first time there and as you know I am pretty close to being obsessed with Menchies so I figured I would love Lemonberry and well I did!
That wrapped up my “Birthday Eve” celebration and Tim and I went home with very full bellies and a lot of left over sushi!
The next morning I woke up to a great day filled with sunshine and warm weather! Then when I got to work I was thrilled to see that my co-worker and friend Jackie had decorated my cubical for me! She did such a fabulous job!!
And on top of a very delicious box of treats from Panera she left me this adorable card (which is just so Jackie- girly and adorable!)
Casey was also there to greet me in the morning with a nice surprise from Pandora’s Cupcakes!
Tim is going to be VERY happy for these Peanut Butter Cup cupcakes after our birthday date this evening!!
And my birthday celebrations don’t end there! My other co-worker and friend Angela made me one of my favorite desserts (in the top 3 for sure) APPLE CRISP! She is a DELICIOUS chef and baker so this Apple Crisp quickly became my breakfast!
And my birthday celebrations STILL didn’t end! Alyson made cheesecake brownies, Christina brought me over a funny and wonderful card with Reece Cup treats and then after a meeting I came back to my desk and found THESE!
It is probably already obvious at this point that Tim is wonderful to me and this was just an extra special treat! There is something about getting something delivered to you at work that just makes you feel really special! It’s a very obvious and outward sign that someone loves you and that anyone can appreciate that! I don’t always know if I deserve him and how good he is to me, but I love him and appreciate all that he does for me!
And even though Jen sort of forgot about my bday until the very last minute she made me this pretty sweet sign out of post-it notes…
THEN to top ALL off…
- The bridal shop called and my DRESS IS IN! So I get to try on MY VERY OWN wedding dress this Saturday!
- My friend Renee just told me that a baby was born not too long along and I got to see her picture and she was just adorable!
So a special thank you to all of my family and friends who have helped make my birthday an extra special! To all of my facebook friends that said hello to my friends that baked, decorated, and hugged me to my family who loves me every day and always makes my birthday special, to the stranger on the street that smiled this morning…. THANK YOU! You all truly made this a magical day for me and I am looking forward to my date with Tim this evening and more celebration with Robin, Gary, and crew on Friday!!
- What is the best birthday memory you have?
- What is the best birthday gift you have ever received?
- What is your FAVORITE flower?