Thursday, April 2, 2009

On this, the most important day of the birthday....

6:30- Rise and shine
6:31- Check Facebook to see how many GA friends have wished me a happy birthday
6:45- Get the kids dressed and fed
7:30-10:30- Nathan took Owen to school and he and Hazel ran errands. I threw on some dirty clothes and headed outside to clean the grill, pressure wash the patio, and pull a bunch of weeds. Then I laid in the hammock under this beautiful tree and listened to classical music on my ipod mingled with the sounds of nature.

Then this precious mockingbird landed above my head. For a good ten minutes he favored me with his entire repertoire of songs. It was seriously so beautiful and peaceful and relaxing. I almost didn't care that he pooped twice on my freshly washed porch.

10:30- Dropped off some stuff at Goodwill. Went to the carwash and came home with a beautiful, clean car.
11:20- Showered and had a Subway sandwich delivered to me (thank you, hubby) while I laid in bed and watched some shows on my DVR.

I was almost asleep in my bed- ready for a nap- thinking that I had had the best birthday- when Nathan and Hazel got home. Hazel yelled "MOM! We have a surprise for you!" and when I said "Hold on" I heard Nathan in the background saying "Nope- we can't hold on."

I begrudgingly hoisted myself from the bed and walked into my kitchen. Standing at my front door was my sister and best friend, Meredith. My sister who lives in Georgia and has a newborn. Apparently my whole family knew about it for the past month and nobody leaked the secret. It is really hard to pull one over on me and they all did. I didn't expect it for a second. In fact, I think I had a miniature heart attack. I have never gone through such a wide range of emotions in such a short period of time.

I stopped dead in my tracks and stood there in silent shock. Then I think I cursed. My heart was racing and my legs were tingling. Seriousy. Some kind of weird attack. Then a millisecond later I was jumping up and down and screaming and laughing. Then I burst into tears. I still can't believe it. It was by far the best gift I have ever received for any occasion.
Here's how we felt about seeing each other

Then we met Chris and Erin and baby T at Buca di Beppo for a giant pasta dinner. Yum!!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped give me an awesome day!!!! I love you!!!!