05 February 2010

My Birthday...

...was lovely! I woke up and walked downstairs to find this on the table. Notice, it's from Noah! Noah picked me out a beautiful shirt from one of my favorite stores, Banana Republic, and Matt wrote a very sweet and thoughtful note inside a pretty card. Matt took his time getting to work, so we were able to eat breakfast as a family. Next on the agenda was lunch with Shanna. We had the kids with us of course, and we met at one of our usual, but favorite spots, McAlister's Deli. Shanna walked in with three balloons, a gift and cake pops for each of us! Overboard, as is par for the course with her. She also bought my lunch! Too much, but I appreciated every bit of it. Each of the kids got to hold a balloon and let it go after lunch. Noah didn't so much want to say goodbye to his, but with a little prying, it floated away to injure our environment! Shanna encourages me that our sanity is very much worth the price of a piece of rubber on the ground somewhere. After lunch, we shopped a bit and then parted ways for afternoon naps that our kids were clearly in need of.
For the evening festivities we headed to Kobe, a Japanese Steak House we hadn't tried yet. We were excited to take Noah, and thought he would love all of the entertainment. It almost seemed like sensory overload for him. He couldn't figure out where to look...there were chefs throwing eggs or lighting things on fire every which way. He was actually a little more stunned by it all than anything, but it was a fun time with my family.

I'm so blessed to have amazing friends and family who showed me they cared with phone calls, emails, gifts and cards.
This year my loot includes:
JOHN MAYER concert tickets from my hubby (I can't wait!!!)
Banana shirt from Noah
Money from my parents
Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens from Brian, Janet and the boys
Amazon gift card from my brother and Marsa`
Twilight DVD from Shanna
New Moon DVD from Sarah
Year 31, here we come!


The Edgren Family said...

Glad you had a great birthday. Wish we could have celebrated together like the good ol' days. You look beautiful and Noah of course is adorable. He should be a model for baby/toddler magazines!

Hammocks and High Tea said...

Wish I could have been there! Feel like I really dropped the ball this year...but hopefully you'll forgive me in March!!!

Shanna Gourley said...

Thanks for letting me celebrate with you!