Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm Officially Older!

Yesterday was my thirty-first birthday, so I'm officially entrenched in the middle ages now.  I'm trying to decide when exactly you become officially twenty-nine forever. Hmmm...maybe whenever I have to start dying my hair...

Anyway, I thought I'd post a quick run-down of my birthday highlights, just so I'll remember everything in the years to come.  Sorry to those of you who really don't care!

My hubby started off my day with a groggy rendition of "Happy Birthday" right before my shower. My babies belted it out for me shortly after my shower. We had the normal Sunday morning eating/dressing/cleaning rush before church, where during the main service, my hubby had the whole church sing to me, too.  There are definite perks to being the song leader!

My family treated me to a sit down Sunday meal out after church...a pretty rare treat for us.  Now the babies eat a ton, so it's pretty pricey and also logistically difficult...I spent the first ten minutes there shuttling people back and forth to the bathroom.  We went to Quaker Steak and Lube, which was really yummy...we got loaded fries as an appetizer which was horrible for us, but so so SO yummy!  Then we went home where we heartlessly put all the kids down for a nap while we enjoyed an afternoon of laying around, watching TV, and reading the was lovely!  So lovely, in fact, that we overshot the timing a little and had to scramble to get back to church almost on time.  After a quick choir practice, I joined Andy with the teens where we played frisbee golf.  I was the comic relief for the group.  My first attempt went the opposite way I intended and got stuck behind a fence guarding the AC units...RATS!  The teens kindly didn't exclude me in the team picking.  Thanks for not picking me last on my guys are the best!

We went to pick up the babies from Olympians where we got to watch Scott and Cara playing football with the big kids.  Scott didn't realize that it wasn't tackle football. :)  He also should have been penalized for a few late hits, but luckily he's the smallest kid out there, so they had mercy on him because he's just cute.

We went home, put the kiddos to bed, reheated our leftovers and enjoyed the quiet of the evening before bed time.  I didn't have to cook anything the whole day!  I didn't do any dishes the whole day!  It was wonderful!

The older I get, the more birthdays are about taking a break and being appreciated for what I do every day, and less about what I get...although I'm perfectly thrilled with the immersion blender Andy got me.  If you read my cooking blog you already know about that!  Some people would be pretty bummed out to have their birthday on a Sunday, but I was excited.  Even though it's one of our busier days, I was happy because I get to spend almost all day with Andy, which is a novelty I don't get on the weekdays.  What's better than spending your birthday with the one who loves and appreciates you best?  Thanks to all who made my day special!

Now I have to go start on dishes and laundry...sigh...maybe it wasn't such a great idea to do nothing all day!


  1. No housework for a day . . . definately worth the catch up week. Enjoy the memories. So glad you shared them. Now, one more time.

    Happy, happy birthday, to YOU!!!!

  2. Happy birthday! Glad you had a great day!

  3. How Wonderful 31 ... Happy, Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful day.