Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Birthday Season Wrap-Up

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
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

choo-choo!


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.

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely day celebrating you :) I totally love that you celebrate the entire month - what a fun concept!

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  2. Blessed indeed - what a wonderful time! Their homemade breakfast was adorable. Such thought and care to surprise you. I've only been to a hibachi once - your pics make me wanna go again :-)

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  3. Thank you, Aurie & Dorie! It was a wonderful end to a great month! Go again, Dorie...you won't regret it!

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