This week we are talking about birthdays, as it is my good friend Dana's birthday week! I was so happy to hear about someone else that celebrated a birthday week, as I've been doing this for years and some people (namely my husband) think I'm ridiculous. But I guess I'm not the only one that loves birthdays, especially my own!
Our most memorable birthday.... hmm... that's kind of a tough one for me. I would love to say my 21st birthday, but for me... my 21st birthday fell on EASTER SUNDAY. Of all the non-drinking holidays to land on, this one was pretty mellow. Not to say we didn't follow it up later with a completely drunken trip to the bar, but the actual birthday was just ok. I've had some great birthdays over the years, but I think I'll have to say the most memorable one was my 30th - a trip to Vegas with my friends, including this hot new guy I just started dating (who is now my husband). He surprised me with a Tiffany's box (we'd only been dating a few months), which I was NOT expecting, and some beautiful earrings. It was the first time I played poolside blackjack (which was fun at the time, but now that we think about it, you wonder how come some people never had to get up to go to the bathroom even though there were free drinks flowing...). It was a great time to just relax, have fun, and feel "love" in the air!
My friends and my family has done an amazing job of making my birthday as special as I like it to be. Last year my friends surprised me (the first surprise party I've EVER had!), with a dinner out that was a blast, only to be followed by pole dancing lessons (risque... and I hope no one ever sees those pictures). My wonderful hubby has treated me to amazing dinners (which, as a foodie, is a true highlight), and I can still remember all the effort my mom went to on birthday parties for us kids. Whether it was games (throw a dart and pop a balloon, egg races, water balloon toss), or decorating your own cupcakes - it was always a lot of fun.
I hope to be able to continue this tradition with little G and baby to be named later. Now I can understand what a celebration the actual birth is... I will certainly be happy to overly celebrate that for each of my kiddos for years to come. Long live the birthday WEEK! (and happy birthday Dana!).