Warning...a little long...and no pictures!
I don't really expect much for my birthday. I don't need any big parties, or snake cakes...or even cards or gifts really! A "Happy Birthday" and a little extra help in my everyday tasks is Fantastic! This year EVERYONE went above and beyond! Josh and the kids spoiled me. Zac wanted to go to Target to get me a "girly present". Josh took the kids and let them lead the way in the store ( I was on the other side of the store getting the everyday stuff). Josh picked out some extremely comfy maternity clothes for me. Zac picked out some black sports socks, Thomas followed suit with white sports socks. Elise, (who had been making me a card a day at school for about a week and a half) was a little more specific. She picked me out some lime green sandals, some green Capri's and and a green T-shirt...because, as she said "green is Mom's favorite color...and it's good for the earth". She is such a thoughtful girl!
We enjoyed a family lunch at Culver's, where the boys chatted it up with those around us, and a FANTASTIC dinner out with out the kids, with our some of our dear friends at Bahama Breeze (SOOOO YUMMY). I was feeling pretty spoiled!! All of this happened a few days before my actual birthday.
Well, my birthday was on a Tuesday, just a regular day really. Josh kept making odd comments, or he would act a little funny if I asked about running an errand that night. I was sure he had something up his sleeve...but everything I though might happen---didn't. I knew a friend was stopping by to drop off a little gift but in the mean time I fell asleep putting Thomas to bed. Josh woke me up when she got there and she invited me to go with her on an errand...it was late and I wouldn't want to run to the store alone at night either so I agreed to have a little outing. We only needed to stop by another friends house to drop off a juicer and we would be on our way. I gladly offered to help carry some stuff in (still suspecting nothing), once in the house I could see a few birthday streamers and I was immediately trying to figure out if I had missed her birthday! Feeling awful if I had I walked around the corner to see my dear dear friends and some DELICIOUS treats waiting for ME. I felt so loved! Thank you Ladies for such a wonderful and VERY unexpected night out with the girls...I am truly blessed to have friends like you!