Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy birthday to ME!!

can i just be honest?? i hate my birthday.. really, i do! it is right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, so while growing up, i grew to hate it. no one remembers it, they are all broke from christmas, and the majority of people are too busy to celebrate or they are out of town. i was always jealous of my sister erin's birthday in june. she grew up having these super fun pool parties with all of her friends. my other sister, lauren also has a december birthday, but hers' is early enough that she could still celebrate with friends or at least bring cupcakes to school. (you can tell i'm not the least bit bitter! ha!) my family has always made fun of me for making this such a big deal.. but unless you can relate, you really have no idea! you are probably thinking, 'poor poor pitiful kristen', but i think that birthdays are supposed to be special! you deserve to be pampered for one day:) but i have great news!! my birthday curse has been broken!!!i woke up early to billy d kissing me goodbye. he can usually never take off work on my birthday b/c it is the last week of the year to make sales, but he promised me that he would make my birthday special- and he stayed true to his word:) miley was the first one to wake up, so she climbed into my bed, snuggled up next to me and said, "happy bir-day, momma! i love you!" sweet thing:) josiah was the next one to wake up and as he climbed into my bed he wished me a happy birthday, as well. the three of us are all snuggled together when i hear the front door open. i look downstairs and see my sweet hubby bringing to me my favorite breakfast- a sausage biscuit and oj from mcdonalds:) how sweet is he!! he also brought the kids some powdered donuts so i wouldn't have to make them any breakfast! so thoughtful:) ella kate is awake now and comes to our room. they all kiss and hug bill goodbye as he leaves again for work and we all stay in bed and eat! adalyn wakes up a little later and we start our morning routines of getting dressed, starting some laundry and such.. jenna texts me and asks if she can take me and ALL the kids out to eat for my birthday. of course, we say YES and shortly after, we meet her at the mexican restaurant. yummy!! after i stuff my face with tacos, i drive through starbucks to get a drink with my gift card to enjoy during nap time:) we get home, i lay all 4 kids down for a nap/rest and i curl up back in bed with my frappuccino and a game of words with friends:) about 20 minutes later, bill surprises me by coming home early with a dozen red tulips (my fave!) and a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cone (my other fave!). his sweet boss let him off work early for new years, so he is mine for the next 4 days!!! he tells me that we have dinner plans tonight and that he has arranged sitters for all of our kids. the big 3 are going to play at mrs. lori's and adalyn is going to yaya's. when the kids wake up from their nap, bill takes the big 3 to lori's and i stay home and get myself and adalyn ready for the night. bill returns and we load up and drop adalyn off with my sister. we swing by bed, bath and beyond to walk around and see if there is anything to buy with our gift card, and after settling on some new spatulas and some cans of fake snow, we are ready to eat:) he tells me we are going to eat at sconyers (the best bbq!). we get there, walk to our table and SURPRISE!!!! our families and closest friends are all there, too! my sweet hubby and best friends jenna and mandi planned a surprise party for me!! it was so great! i didn't have a clue:) the place was packed with people who love me.. and it was complete with a birthday cake and presents! ha:) it was the best birthday ever!! my heart was so happy!

since the big kids weren't at the party, they wanted to make me some brownies to celebrate:) bill sent me out shopping by myself and he and all 4 kids made me some of the yummiest brownies i have ever tasted!! he even took pics and documented the whole thing! i am a blessed girl!!

i have never felt more loved in my life!

on a side note: i asked the kids last week what they were getting me for my birthday, without skipping a beat, josiah says, "i fink i'mma get you more children, cause me and you WUV children!!"

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