Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Introducing...the EDIBLE Nikon D300! (A birthday story)

On 1/30, I celebrated my 29th birthday. Now, I know what you're thinking... "Gosh, she looks just 21!" And while I thank you for that, I must remain honest with my readers. Also, you should contact me immediately so I can recommend a great optimitrist in the Ludington area.

Those of you who followed me last year might remember that back then there wasn't much to celebrate on my birthday, as my beloved grandpa had recently passed away and his funeral was held on the 30th. It was a really awful time, and I truly thought that those feelings would follow me year to year.

However, I'm very happy to report that I had a, the BEST birthday I've had in a long, long time this year. I know Grandpa would be happy about that, too. And I owe it all to my beautiful family, especially my loving husband, Marc.

I started off the day in bed, past 7:30, which is a rare treat in itself! The family then hopped over to Logan's basketball game (I did shower first; I'm just skipping the overly mundane details here... give me some credit!), which has been so fun to watch!

After the game, we came home and I was presented with the BEST birthday cake ever. Just take a look at this thing! Can you believe Marc actually took the time to concoct this thing? It's unbelieveably COOL!

I think the best part of my whole day was having my sweet babies sing "Happy Birthday" to me. Marc held Liz in his arms as she bellowed "Happy Birfday to Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-meeeeeeeeeeeeeee" with an adorable grin on her face. Jackson, mid-song, stopped to slip a necklace over my head - a red "Mardi Gras bead" style necklace he bought for me at school with his good behavior pennies. He had the proudest little impish smile. I loved it. Logan was ad-libbing, being silly as always.

Right up there with the song was getting a card from my Grandma. She's 80 years old and I'm pushing thirty, but bless her heart, the woman still sends me a card and a $10 check. I love it. The money doesn't matter, but I think it's adorable. She has 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and I'm sure they all get a $10 check, too.

After a bit, we headed for Muskegon to do a little browsing. Marc took me to Best Buy to pick out a MP3 player for my birthday. I got THIS ONE and absolutely love it!!! I listen to alllllllllllllllll types of music, so having everything at my fingertips just rocks! You never know what I'm in the mood for.

I found some really, really adorable things for Liz's upcoming revamped bedroom (more on that later... I can't wait to "unveil" Marc's latest project. The guy's a genius!) at Hobby Lobby, and then we went to the Texas Roadhouse for what was probably the BEST steak I've ever had in my life. It was *almost* worth the public humiliation I experienced when Marc quite stealthily arranged to have me sit atop a saddle while it was announced to the entire restaurant that it was my birthday. (Yeah... I even got the "Big, Texas Roadhouse YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!")

Later, we continued our adventures at the Little River Casino in Manistee, where Marc totally pulled a birthday girl escort faux paus and picked every winning slot machine in the joint, leaving me with the losers. In the end though, sweet, sweet man he is, he split his winnings with me.

We returned home to a nice, quiet house full of sleeping kids (Thank you, Alexus!) and ended our day by soaking under the stars in the hot tub.

So... there you have it! I think it was a darn-near perfect day. I'm so glad that we had a great time and I got to spend my day with the people I love most.

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself." ~Tom Wilson


Deb said...

YeeeeHhhhhaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww! (lol) Awesome cake...that Marc is quite the guy.

Sounds like you had a fantastic day. (well except for sitting on the saddle at the way in hell I would have done that!)

Lex said...

That cake looks fantastic, but where's the pic of you on the saddle? ;-)
Happy Birthday Beth!

~ dswv ~ said...

Wow, that was a birthday to remember! Great job on the cake, Marc.