F. Scott Fitzgerald
Looking back at my birthday season during the month of May, only one thing comes to mind...I am blessed beyond measure. Everything that we do during the month of May is part of my birthday celebration...no matter how big or little.
As the final week of May rolled around, I found myself getting really excited...like a kid in a candy store, one could say. Birthday's just make me happy...even when facing my 40th one.
On Wednesday evening, the boys were discussing what they were going to make me for breakfast the next day. They kept it a secret right up until breakfast time the next day. Although they had wanted to give me breakfast in bed (but I had gotten up early to go to the Y), they enjoyed working together in the kitchen and surprising me with a tray of goodies at the table. They made me walk to the table with my eyes closed so I wouldn't see anything.
After my breakfast of frozen strawberries, sliced apples served up in Alex's favorite glass, my choice of granola bars, milk, and lemonade...we enjoyed a morning of shopping together. It worked out well, then, to stop by the Dwarf House for lunch. :) My goal of not cooking on my birthday was working out nicely.
Our afternoon was filled with Monopoly, reading, and just having fun together with my boys.
Dinner was my choice...and I chose to go out for Japanese. Not the raw stuff, but the good hibachi grilled stuff. Yum!
|my favorite part...the flaming onion volcano|
Oh, how my tastes have changed over the past ten years! It was a toss up between Japanese and Thai this year, but Japanese won out because the fam loves it just as much as I do.
I had a wonderful birthday! But...it didn't stop there! My birthday season had an extra day! On Friday, June 1st, Scott had arranged for people to come over to our lake property in order to celebrate my birthday. I didn't have to do a thing except enjoy an evening with friends and delicious food that they were so gracious to bring along with them. Grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, and all the delicious desserts one could possibly want...I have wonderful friends and family!
So, until May rolls around again and brings another Birthday Season with it, I have wonderful memories of this 40th one that makes me so loved and blessed. It was a great one, filled with messages, phone calls, presents, and time with family and friends.
We should live everyday as if it is someone's birthday.