I was really spoiled this birthday ... oh my gosh ... my husband, family and friends went all out. I'm so very blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
Mike was away on a business trip in California last week ... thank goodness he was able to catch the red-eye home on Thursday evening and arrived back in Richmond on Friday morning (my birthday) at 9:00 am. Griffin and I had taken him to the airport the previous Saturday because I knew he would be flying all night and imagined he would be pretty tired Friday morning when he arrived home.
Unfortunately I had awaken with my "period headache" on Friday morning ... uggh ... I really, really hate those. But anyway ... we got home from the airport around 11:00, Mike went to sleep and Griffin and I stayed downstairs for awhile. Finally around 12:30 Griffin was ready for his nap and I went upstairs with him to sleep my headache off. Honestly, sleep is the only thing that seems to relieve it. So, the entire family slept until about 4 pm. We got up and went to Red Lobster for dinner. Going to Red Lobster is a tradition for my birthday. September they begin offering "Shrimp Fest" and we love, love, love that!! So after dinner we went to the mall and Mike and I both found shoes! I couldn't ask for a better birthday (well, we COULD leave the headache out). Mike also got me the most scrumptious carrott cake from The Haywood Grille! Yumm!!
The Thursday before my birthday my friend Melinda invited me to lunch. I got to choose where we went, so I asked to go to The Music Cafe in Goochland. I've never been there before and I'm glad we went. We had a really, really good time!
Then Thursday evening our friends Heidi, Ryan and Evan invited us to dinner for my birthday. So, we all went to Red Robin. I've mentioned it before ... but I just love going there ... it's so kid friendly!!
I received SO many nice emails, e-cards, phone calls, gifts and well wishes ... I just wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my 40-year old heart!!
Oh ... and today is my Daddy's birthday!! He would have been 85. So Happy Birthday Daddy ... I know you and Momma are up there in heaven having one heck of a party!!