Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Best Birthday Ever

Yesterday was my birthday.

I totally forgot to post about it here.

Sometimes I don't like my birthday. It's right after Christmas and people often forget about it.

We don't have a lot of money around my birthday because Hello, it's right after Christmas.

I usually get time off around the holidays and my birthday always falls either right on or around the time I have to go back to work.

Then there's the whole getting really darn old and still not becoming a Mom thing.

But this year my birthday was awesome. I am so fortunate to have such wonderful friends and family to shower me with love and good wishes. Oh yeah, and presents. :)

This is what greeted me when I first got to work yesterday:

My co-worker(and friend) DeAnn totally decorated my desk! So sweet. She also had balloons, and flowers, and a cake waiting for me too. So nice.

Here we are together

Around 11:00 a.m. a delivery guy came to the office and delivered this from my sister(whose birthday also was yesterday)
Oh my gosh, this was soooooo beautiful and so yummy too. And huge! The entire office said to say thanks to you Lisa, because we all enjoyed eating this so much.

DeAnn also got me a plaque with a beautiful saying on it(that I will take a picture of and post later), plus a gift card to my favorite restaurant, Lucille's AND movie tickets AND lip gloss. Way too much stuff! Thank you so much DeAnn. You rock!

Then DeAnn and my other co-worker Liz took me out to lunch where Liz gave me the most beautiful scrapbook kit(again, will post pictures later).

Later Joe brought me more flowers and balloons and a giant chocolate chip cookie!

When I got home from work there were two packages waiting for me from my sister.

She got me a Lake Tahoe sweatshirt, plus a long sleeved T-shirt, a Brighton charm bracelet which I will HAVE to post pictures of because it so so beautiful and she chose the charms herself, plus a pair of shoes and a blouse I had wanted from Land's End. Too much stuf!!! I am so lucky!

After all of that fun we headed to Disneyland! Did you know you get in free on your birthday during 2009? Well you do! And since I already have a pass, they gave me a giftcard for $69.00 to spend as I please! How awesome is that? We spent two hours at Disneyland before heading home for cake and I passed out soon after.

I also had many, many birthday wishes on Facebook and I loved reading every single one of them. Thanks so much everybody!

It was one great day and I am very very blessed.


Marla said...

Wow, that does look like an awesome day!! Happy belated birthday!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Birthday!!!! It DOES usually stink having a birthday right after around the holidays. But what a wonderful day! And what wonderful friends (and, of course, Joe.)

Polar Bear said...

Happy Birthday!!!

What a wonderful day! That fruit boquet looks amazing!!

I'm glad you had such a great day. I TOTOALLY hear you on the 'getting older and still not a mom'. I feel the same thing.

Happy Birthday!!!

K and/or K said...

Happy Birthday! Your edible arrangement looks so yummy!!!

Cyndi and Dean James said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like you had a really great day!
Cyndi :)

OH MY #6 said...

Oh my! It sounds wonderful. So nice to hear you sounding so happy. You are obviously well loved.


Gail said...

Happy Birthday a little late. Looks like you had a great one!

Rhonda said...

I'm glad you had such an amazing birthday!

I love that fruit arrangement, very cool.

You know what sucks more than having your birthday at the beginning of the year? Having your birthday in September when you go back to school. I hated that when I was young. ;)

Brandi said...

So glad you had such an awesome birthday!

That fruit arrangement looks DELISH!!! And the presents were really nice, too!

Kayce said...

What a great birthday! I wish we were still down there so I could have wished you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY in person! Many hugs Michelle!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day of celebration!!

Happy Belated Birthday:)


dmbonilla said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed it! It was a great day at work huh?!~

3D said...

You deserve all the good wishes and birthday wishes. Sounds like a super day!

Happy Birthday!

Keep smilin!

3D said...

You deserve all the good wishes and birthday wishes. Sounds like a super day!

Happy Birthday!

Keep smilin!

Special K said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a fabulous day.

Doreen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It sounds like you hit pay dirt and you deserve it!!!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Mayken said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

Kylie's momma said...

Oh my heck your birthday ROCKED! Have to say I am a bit jealous. I have my bday next month and I know all about the end of year/ beginning of year blahs! Heck and I'm 2 mos farther out then you are.... But waaay cool about DL and the gift cert to spend. Free money gotta love it. Happy shopping an dlooking forward to cool bday present pix soon! Happy Bday again Michelle. May this year rock as much as your birthday has!

M3 said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!! Big birthday hugs.

Rachel H. said...

Did you get your swap gifts? I forgot to follow up with you. Let me know. And by the way, Happy Birthday!

Retro Girl said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday! :-)

My niece's b-day is Xmas day - and she often feels the same way. Her family celebrates her b-day about a week ahead of Xmas lately, so it feels special and separate.

Hope you're having a wonderful happy new year so far!

Lisa and Tate said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle!!! Glad your day was an amazing one!

Karen and Bob said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! We were at Dland yesterday too...but probably left before you arrived. Wish I could have wished you a happy birthday in person!

Michele said...

Happy Belated birthday!!! Sounds (and looks) like you had a great day!! By the way, never been to Disneland as we are in NY, but do they have hotels ongrounds like Disney World does??? Considering going out west over the summer...