Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Big 3-1!

As much as I would like to, I guess I can't let my 31st birthday slip by without mention =)

April 7th was my 31st birthday. I tried and tried to just let it creep by without notice but my friends and family weren't letting that happen.

Everyone kept asking what I wanted to do, but I couldn't think of a thing. Birthdays are a little different than they used to be. Not because I can't go out and party like I used to ;) But more because, well 31 seems kind of on the "downhill" LOL I know that sounds horrible but I don't feel like I have any birthdays to look forward to anymore. It's just a number, oh well! As long as I can celebrate with the people I love, I will be OK!

People were suggesting "get a sitter and go to dinner w/ you hubby?". WHAT?!?!??! No way... my first birthday with Hailey (outside my belly) and I wasn't about to pawn her off. I was 100% sure I wanted her there to help me celebrate =)

Thursday, the "actual birthday" rolled around and it started off a little blah, as I wasn't really looking forward to it. Strange, I have never felt that way about a birthday. For some reason 31 didn't feel special, I wasn't excited, I just wanted the day to be OVER.

I am a lucky girl and I have some special people in my life who weren't about to let my birthday slip by un-noticed.

I dropped Hailey off at my aunts and when I arrived she had a giant bottle of wine, a pretty plant and a card holding some cold hard cash waiting for me! She knows me well =)

The day rolled on and my Facebook was FILLED with birthday wishes... I honestly didn't think that many people cared. I am a lucky girl.

I went to lunch with two of my best friends... Chili's of course. A birthday isn't complete without chips and salsa! And yes... I made room to stuff myself with some enchilada soup and a yummy salad.

When I got back to work (FULLLLL as could be) my boss handed me a gift certificate for another favorite of mine, SUSHI!!!!!!!! I headed to a friends office to help her with something (Work-related, if you can't believe that ;) she says to me "did you see your cake?" to which I replied "Huh?" and she says "OOPS! I think I spoiled a surprise". When I got back to my desk my boss and another co-worker had busted out a giant "pig pickin'" cake. I was so surprised (well for the most part LOL I had kinda heard something about it already".

By the time I got home, I didn't even want to think about dinner. Doesn't sound like I ate THAT much but it wasn't sitting well. I'm normally a super healthy eater, so eating some of the things I don't eat regularly all in the same day made my stomach ache! I wasn't hungry so Craig whipped up a frozen pizza LOL it smelled so good I had to have a couple slices... and you can't have pizza without a couple of beers. I know most people don't think of frozen pizza as much of a birthday celebration meal but it was perfect for me. Craig and I have a special place in our hearts for frozen pizza LOL we often celebrate holidays that way! I sat back, relaxed and hung out with my two FAVORITE people for the rest of the evening!!!!

Finally, the weekend rolled around. Craig Hailey-sat so I could get my hair cute and my friend Deidra met me there and her husband came to our house to "help" Craig. Deidra and I headed from my hair appointment to get pedicures. MUCH needed. I never have time to do my toes anymore! I know it sounds crazy, just takes a few minutes but I am a busy girl and I rarely get the time.

Later we met up with some family for dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant. MMMMM more chips and salsa AND of course some beer =)

Me and my girl!

Me and my other girl ;) 

Me and my man!


J.Mo said...

Happy birthday momma!! Mine is coming up too and I'm not really looking forward to it either...

Julie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a nice one. I was the same as you I wanted to spend my birthday with my baby. Wish I could've been there to celebrate with you. Love you :)

Courtney said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!
Yum sushi. Having some tonight! I'll think about you!