Sunday, April 10, 2011

It Stands To Reason We Deserve It Too

I feel kinda sorry for Birthdays. People have such high expectations for birthdays, they are measured with such high standards and that must be stressful for them. They have so much to live up to; always in the shadow of that first big grand birthday when a tiny baby is given the miracle of life. It's hard to top that, or even match that. A day can be a normal day, or even a better than average day, but if that day is a birthday, it's a bad birthday.

The actual day of my birthday was actually quite awful: a horrible day by any standards. So I won't even try to measure it with birthday standards. Instead, I'm going to focus on the day a few days before me birthday, which was a fantastic day. When measured with birthday standards it comes out on top: one of the best birthdays ever. That was the day I learned that my friends are first-rate actresses.

A trip was planned to visit the Gardens. I was invited and wanted to go, so I went. To my delight, everyone else decided to come too! It's very rare that we get all four of us on an outing with all the children in tow. The gardens were beautiful, everyone seemed to be having a great time and I took some fun pictures:

Once we got to a good picnic spot I lined up all eight of the children (fifteen months to six years) and tried to get a picture with all of them looking at the camera, which is no small feat. I was so busy concentrating I didn't realize the adults sneaking up behind me with balloons and a birthday cake. I turned around and everyone yelled surprise! I was stunned! I had no idea this outing was by birthday party! It was the very first successfull surprise party (and second attempted) I've ever had. It was amazing. I really had no idea, that's how good my friends are at acting. Really. Hollywood better watch out.


  1. I love reading your posts! You make me laugh everytime!! ;) I'm so glad that you were able to have a great 25th celebration! Happy belated birthday! I miss you! I would like to say maybe I'll see you soon, but a trip up that way is not in our books this year. :( I'm glad things are going so well for you! Love you!

  2. Aw, that's great. It sounds like you have awesome friends! I'm sorry I missed saying happy birthday to you, so I'll say it a little late. Happy Birthday!

  3. Very nice! Happy Birthday! Nice closeup pic, btw!

  4. Thanks for the birthday wishes! And thanks Aunt Lynn, I was proud of myself!

  5. And Julia, I would love it if we could get together some time! Maybe we can plan a trip down there or you can plan one up here! We have been wanting to get down there for a while. Maybe next year!!


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