Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was my birthday, which was pretty uneventful compared to last year. Last year happened to be a 'landmark' birthday, so there was a good deal of celebrating. Now I'm just "in my ___s." The landmark birthday is never such a bummer because there's so much hoopla. It's the year after that gets to me.

I think I'm technically middle age now. Agggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

This was me last year, not looking a day over 39 3/4.

Last year my family had a nice party for me. So did a group of my friends. I even went out the night of my actual birthday with my neighbors (kinda an accident that it was planned on my birthday, but hey I'll take it) and I got my free icecream sundae with a side of humiliation at TGIFridays.

But this year it was very low key. A few calls. Zero fanfare. Most of the wishes were on facebook and here. God bless social networking! My husband and I were not able to go out alone since our only babysitter is in Mexico right now and we have no family near by. Plan B was for ALL of us to go out to a restaraunt. Unfortunately, Tink thwarted those plans when she decided to spike a fever. Plan C: Japanese food at home. We had ice cream cake and an off-key rendition of Happy Birthday on Sunday.


My husband gave me a basket of bath/lotion smelly things. He chose the White Tea scent, somehow remembering that I said I loved that once a long time ago. Sometimes, he surprises me like that, when I don't even think he's paying attention to the little details.

Pink said to me "Mom, the best birthday present is us, right? That you have your kids here with you?" Her voice kind of choked up with emotion when she said it, as if she already knew at age 4 how much truth was in her words.

It's hard to be bummed about age when you're this blessed and happy.

16 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Belated happy birthday! Welcome to the ____'s!

I love that your husband remembered the scent you liked. Extra points for him!

Nancy Campbell said...

You look great! Happy birthday!

sheree said...

you are just beautiful!! Happy birthday to you!!

erika said...

Alicia, you look absolutely amazing, and I would never ever guess that you were in your _____'s. Seriously. If I hadn't done the math, I would have guessed a much earlier landmark.

Your daughter's word made me all goosebumpy. In a good way. I think it's so great that she has unwavering confidence in your love for her and her sisters, and that she knows without any doubt that they are the most precious things in your eyes. It's probably the best feedback ever that you can get as a mom.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I'll be in my __'s next June. I'm scared.

therocchronicles said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday!

Corrie Howe said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to yooooou,
Happy birthday to you.

And mannnyyy moooore

I love the picture of all the "girls" together at the table. And that is wonderful that hubby remembered something so nice.

kys said...

Happy Birthday! You look goooood!

Maggie May said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Beth L. Gainer said...

Happy birthday!! Your husband sounds very thoughtful, and your daughters are amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Belated Happy birthday to you. You look remarkable -- like another sister...

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Those are the BEST kind of birthdays! Here's to a wonderful next year of life! xoxo

minor catastrophes said...

As a fellow woman of a certain age (ahem), may I say you look fabulous?

Happy birthday!

mrs.notouching said...

Happy birthday! Really it's not about that one day it's how you celebrate the next 365 days.

Cinda said...

I love, love the picture. Kids have a way of reminding us of what is important. I wish you happy, peaceful and blessed year ahead!

rhemashope said...

Yes, clearly you are blessed. Happy belated birthday!

Related Posts with Thumbnails