Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy birthday to me!

I had a fabulous birthday! A big thank you to everyone who sent wishes by card, email, facebook, myspace, blog (my sister blogged about me!), or phone call.

Highlights:

Party! I made my own cake. Chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and cherry pie filling between layers, and whipped cream with crushed up oreos on top.

Fabulous presents! My honey bought me a laser crystal thingie that sits on an existing base and lights up in various colors. (I don't know how to describe it, but here is a similar picture.)

Free food! I had signed up with a few restaurants and got coupons for free/discounted food for my birthday. Then my sister sent me a link that lists even MORE free birthday goodies, so I will be seriously well-fed next year. This year's completely free items, no purchase required, were a Del Taco shake, a Wienerschnitzel corn dog, a Like-it size creation from Coldstone, and ice cream from Baskin Robbins.

Very little birthday depression! I thought it interesting that no one voted on "Thinking about how little I've accomplished compared to how old I am" in my poll, because that is something I have struggled with every year on my birthday since 2002. It wasn't too bad this year though.


Lots of other crazy-fun stuff happened and will continue to happen over the next few days, but you get the idea.

9 comments:

Danna said...

Yea! Happy (belated) Birthday, we have YW in excellence tonight and I am in charge, so I have been crazy busy and pretty swiss cheese brain-ish! :) Love ya!!

Spinster Family said...

oh my friend. i read the blog about you. your sister is so sweet. so, you never told me about any tent adventures..., reading at 2? Could you picture annabelle with a book, reading?
Next e-mail, i expect some stories about the tent adventures...

mom of 2 wonderful brats said...

I am so sorry I missed your birthday, for some reason I have december stuck in my brain for your birthday instead of November. I am glad you had a good day and I hope this year brings all your dreams come true.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday - a little late. I wondered about the Primary Program Practice - I assume the cake was probably for you, so did you request them not to sing to you? I was a little disappointed, but I think Kelli felt pretty special.

Anyway, thanks for all the free birthday treat tips and website. Adam's birthday is coming up and he is really into FREE stuff.

Lahapa said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! It sounds like it was wonderfully full of fun and your cake sounded delicious. I like to have a birthDAY, birthday WEEK, and birthday MONTH, and I think you should do the same! So enjoy your birthday month.

Evie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN! YOU DESERVED THE BEST ONE EVER!!!:)

MrsMoeJoe said...

I missed the accomplishments poll, but if it makes you feel better, I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up ;0) I just don't feel strongly about anything but wanting a baby, so I hope when I become a SAHM I will realize that is the thing I have been waiting for to feel accomplished!
What are these tent stories hmmmmmm?

Jaime said...

I love that I can reveal secrets about you sister friend! Hahahahaha

Jaime said...

I love that I can reveal secrets about you sister friend! Hahahahaha