Thursday, April 15, 2010

Birthday Redux

I had a birthday, shout hooray!

The weird thing is I don't feel older. I mean, it's been 18 years now since I've been 18! Are you kidding me? I'm pretty sure that's not possible. I feel like I just finished up my senior year last week.

Do you ever feel melancholy around your birthday? Like you don't want all the attention on you? Part of me wanted to snap out of it, and part of me wanted to wallow in it so I could sing, "Crappy Birthday to You." (Mostly for pun's sake.) But then I was like, What is your problem? You get yourself out there and have a good day, missy.

So I did.

Bryce was kind enough to take the day off so that I could do what I wanted. I ran some errands, ate lunch at Jason's Deli, got a massage at Massage Envy (courtesy of my sils Kim and Heather!), got a pedi, bought some cute glass eggs at Pier 1 . . . and just did my own thing. I can't remember the last time I had a whole day like that. I needed time to recharge--alone. Serenity now.

Good thing I'd enjoyed my quiet time because the moment I stepped into the house I was bombarded with a party-licious party!

Cameron really wanted to get the same cake that we had for baby Xochi's blessing. Just so you know, those  star-shaped candles couldn't even stay lit from the counter to the table. But they sure look cute, eh?

 I got these gorgeous flowers from the kids!

A wonderful gift I received was a journal with special birthday messages from Bryce and the kids. That pretty much made my day!

I felt very loved from the family, and also from my wonderful extended family and my friends. Thank you for making my birthday so great! Here's to a great year for us all.


LB said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! (slightly belated, but sincere all the way!)

Emmy said...

Happy Birthday!! Glad your family took care of you on your birthday