Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Today is my 40th Birthday...... ugh

I woke up this morning and the weirdest thing happened.

I turned 40.



I should have just stayed in bed.


Stayed in bed, for sure!

My husband informed me this morning that he was taking me out for dinner and to be ready when he got home from work. He said my SIL was watching the kids.

I'm ready, the girls are ready, the phone rings. It's my cousin Quentin. He's calling to let everyone know that he found that he and his girlfriend are having a baby boy. That's exciting news for sure but what does he mean "everyone"? He said that his dad told him that he thought everyone was at my house for a birthday party. I told him they were not and he quickly changes the subject.
My suspicions are raised.

We drop the girls off at my SILs. We head into town and Bubba says, "Don't be mad but we're going to eat at Ziggies. They have this new dish that I've been eating and you just have to try it."
I'm thinking, 'Ziggies?!? You're taking me out to Ziggies on my birthday!?!? You have to be kidding!'
Being the nice person I am, I don't say a word but inside, I'm starting to wonder just how much he loves me. When we arrive, I'm scanning the parking lot for familiar vehicles for an indication of who might be inside. I don't recognize any of them.

We walk in and the waitress directs us towards a room at the back of the restaurant. I see the glass door to the room is obstructed by yellow streamers. AHA!
I bet "everyone" is here. I do not want to do this. I walk up to the door and try to peek in between the streamers to see who all is in there. I see my mom. I turn around to walk away from the door and Bubba pushes me inside. They all scream "SURPRISE!"
Oh man.
My whole family was there. Even my girls and my SIL.
I've never had a surprise party before. It was weird and awkward at first, but it turned out to be quite fun. Nothing like having a huge family and then have them all turn out just for me. I felt really special and loved.

Thanks Mom for doing all that for me!

Just you wait.....I'll get you back.


Anonymous said...

You already did and more then once.... remember my 50th? Oh, and all the balloons in the bathroom? Then changing my computer screen saver and oh,yes, the TP in the tree...hmmm, not even! Too bad you're feeling so much older and I'm getting younger... Love ya, Mom.

Jason said...

Happy birthday.

Brad said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for being such a great blogger/reader! Happy Holidays to you as well!