Today is my 40th birthday!!
Do I feel "forty?" I don't know...part of me has felt 40 for a long time now. When I was a young mom in my 20s, I made friends with women who were older than me, and I still have those friends! But in my 30s...I started making friends with moms who were younger than me as well. So I have no idea what I "feel!" But I can say that Forty feels Fabulous!
For my birthday Marcus made plans to take me and Bunny out to a local Japanese restaurant this past Saturday. Or so I thought. We made a detour to drop James off at his cousins' house for a sleepover...and (what do you know?), my friends and family were there for a SURPRISE PARTY for me!
My dear husband had been planning this since April! :oP
After getting over the initial shock (who am I kidding, I wasn't over the shock all evening), I got to see the scope of what my husband planned. Full dinner with appetizers and dessert...wine...and entertainment. It was a fantastic evening!!
|While the party was at Marcus' parents' house,|
he had it catered so they didn't have to provide
food or beverages. Yum!
|DD (broken ankle), Stacy (7 kids), and Sterling (from Idaho)|
--these ladies went through a lot to get here!
|I LOVED sharing this evening with Bunny <3|
|Marcus had arranged for a private PAINT NIGHT party!!!|
OMG it was so much fun!
|(I think the "blinking" is on purpose.)|
|The finished products. I love how they are all the same but|
they all have individual takes on the example painting...
except Sterling of course, who had to be DIFFERENT! :o)
|I was showered with gifts. I don't remember a birthday in the|
last 20 years (or more!) when I received so many presents!
I have the best husband, friends, and family ever. :o) They made me feel so special on this big birthday!