Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One year older

For some reason I was nervous about my birthday this year. I feel like the older you get, the less important the day of your birth becomes. You have more responsibility, other people to take care of, and more/better accomplishments to celebrate than just being born. But I LOVE birthdays. Especially my own. Call me vain, but it's just the way I am. It's my favorite holiday. When else do you legitimately get to have a day that's all about you? 

I needn't have worried, because I was well taken care of. It started out with a fabulous gift to me from ABC. Yes, I mean the television network. They graciously decided to postpone the final season premiere of LOST until my birthday week. Just for me. In honor of the occasion, my sister invited us over for a party.

If you watch LOST, you'll appreciate the awesomeness that is this cake. She changed the "23" to a "24," because that's how old I now am. Also, it's a party chip cake inside. What could be better? After dinner, cake, and presents, we settled down and watched 3 solid hours of TV. Always a good time. And the premiere definitely did not disappoint.

The next day, I headed off to work as usual. Landon picked me up at 5:00 on the dot and we set off for an adventure. He first had me open the glove box, which contained a mysterious package - it turned out to be the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack - oh my, was I excited! We listened to it as we drove to Thanksgiving Point, where Landon surprised me by walking up to the front desk and stating "We have a reservation..." It might seem strange, but I have always wanted to go to dinner somewhere that you had to have a reservation. I have mentioned that a few times when we drive past fancy places, and I guess Landon was listening! It was a really fun place.

Also, we were lucky, because the food was oh-so-good, not tiny little fancy food portions of things you would never eat if you knew what they were. :) We sat and talked and ate and had a blast! I felt really special. Then we got back in the car, and Landon had me open the middle console to find yet another gift - $20 to spend on any fabric I wanted at JoAnn's. We drove to the store and Landon patiently waited with me for about 45 minutes while I chose what I wanted to get. Hopefully there will be more projects in my future soon! Then we went home and I was treated to a bubble bath while Landon baked a chocolate cake for me.And then I was FURTHER spoiled with presents!

Our long-anticipated trip to Peru is approaching (hopefully), and Landon got me some luggage to take on our travels so I don't have to use my old soccer bag that is kind of falling apart. He also got me a new coat, The Sandlot on DVD, and the Hannah Montana movie! (don't judge, we all have our guilty pleasures) My parents also gave us a fabulous bench that matches our living room. Thanks to all my wonderful family and friends, I had a fantastic birthday! I love you all!


Charles and Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a SUPER day!

Kel said...

I LOVE, love LOST. I'm an addict. Hope everything is going well.
Happy Birthday (a little late).