Monday, May 21, 2012

birthday recap

Our hydrangea bushes are in full bloom this week.  We went out on Friday and cut a huge birthday bouquet to bring inside and enjoy.  The only thing better than getting flowers for your birthday is getting flowers that you've grown yourself for your birthday. 

Steve made breakfast for me- his famous poached eggs and bacon on bagels.  It's such a treat to have a meal made for me and not feel like I have to do anything but sit at the counter, sipping an iced latte, and chatting with the cook. 

We went to the library and laid in the yard and the weather was perfect.  Sometimes I feel guilty for having a birthday in the most beautiful month of the year.  But mostly, I just feel really, really thankful. 

One of my favorite parts about birthdays is when people remember.  I feel so blessed by every card, email, text, facebook message, and phone call.  Hearing from so many people that I love, all on the same day, is delightful. 

We did a bit of shopping, ate a fabulous dinner, and brought home a slice of cheesecake for dessert.  Then we cozied up to watch a movie that we'd picked out at the library.  It was, all in all, the most relaxing day I can remember in a long time. 

In fact, it was the most relaxing weekend I can remember in a long time as well.  Lately, we've been high on the fun, but low on the relax.  It was the perfect start to the week ahead.  Don't you love coming out of a weekend, feeling ready to tackle anything?  I sure do.

Hope your week is off to a running start!


  1. My birthday's in May. My husband made me breakfast, AND I brought home cheesecake for dessert. Sounds pretty much like a perfect day to me!

  2. Love the pix of the two of you. You are both precious.
    Love you

  3. Girl...happy birthday! I hope your day was perfect!



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