Monday, December 27, 2010

Oh No!

In the middle of our family upper-respiratory infection out-break, and the "last week of school before the holidays" tests, performances and parties and the general mayhem that accompanies December, THIS happened...

Yes, I had a birthday! The day itself was somewhat quiet, as Sport Cort was at home trying to mend and I was not at 100%, but it was a wonderful day. Thank you to all of my sweet friends and the phone calls, texts and pop-in visits. It made my day! Mr. Pearl and the minis made me breakfast in bed and we had dinner with my parents and brother and sister-in-law. It really was a great day. I had planned on celebrating in January, after the holidays were behind us. That was not the plan - little did I know.

The next Wednesday, after my actual b-day, Mr. Pearl and I were to meet our friends, Allison and Paul, for dinner at one of my absolute favorite bistros. We walked in to meet them, only to be escorted to the back, where a room full of my nearest and dearest were lying in wait! I was surprised - good and surprised! I couldn't believe that two days before Christmas, these precious friends all rearranged their schedules to come and celebrate with me. Mr. Pearl pulled-off another one! I don't know that I deserve all of this. I had said that I didn't want a big-to-do made of my birthday. I really didn't, BUT I am so glad that Mr. Pearl did it. It was such a blessing to be around my dear friends and celebrate! Thank you to everyone!

my man- thank you sweetie!

the accomplices - Allison, Susan and Michelle - love you!

Janet and Scott - dear ones!

precious family - my brother, Garrick and sister-in-law, Holli -

we are related AND we are friends!

sweet friends- Michelle, LeAnn and Angie

To love and be loved - be it family or friends- is what this life is all about. I am so blessed with all the love I have around me and I hope I do a good job giving it in return! Special thank you shout-out to dear Mr. Pearl and his accomplices... Thank you from the bottom of my heart!



1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! Looks like it was a ton of fun!!!