Whoa my goodness!!!
The awesomeness of my sweet mama friends was over the top on May 4th, 2016
Like, this is going down in the Sadie history books for sure!!
First off, Mama Burkett launched me into birthday land on her way to work at 9 am sharp with a Gerbera daisy, herbal tea, a spice blend, and a garden themed wreath that would make Martha Stewart envious.
I got to give her a quick hug before she rushed her clever-ass off to work! I wish she could’ve stayed all day, even just as invisible fly on the wall, to hear me show ‘n tell (aka brag my face off) about the wreath all day!!
My sweet little family had gifts on the table for me like an aromatherapy diffuser, a spiralizer, a handmade heart magnet from Marlie & Elaine made me mini bite-size pancakes along with a birthday card that made me cry it was so sweet!!! I even got a bazillion dollar pineapple from Dreg.
I am so proud of my girls for initiating so many family traditions we have. Honestly I love doing their birthdays so much but I might be inclined to slack on mine!! LOL but they would not let me!
I really got excited the night before, when they showed me the birthday signs they taped on the door – just like I do for them on their birthdays! So sweet ~
Now. My son! Did not. Make me. a bday card.
However, later in the day, with some threateningly sweet nudges from his mother (OK, I demanded that he make me birthday card or else) He surprised me with a sweet scavenger hunt to my birthday card 🙂 and, it was pretty darn cool.
My next super special visitor on my birthday was my BFF neighbor Lorraine!
This girl and I always like to talk about recipes and cookbooks so about a month ago, when I expressed my love and adoration for a certain cookbook that I rented from the library…
Lorraine knew it would be the perfect gift for me! And it was!!
Although absolutely, 100% for certain – our friendship is the best gift of all, ever.
We are family.
But this cookbook really floats my boat too lol 🙂
So then after all that, my mama friend Melinda stopped by with some long promised birthday hair clips!!
And she was right, I am completely in love with them & will never live without!!
Melinda is such a sweetheart, she also brought me a birthday balloon and a really neat galvanized steel drink dispenser!!
All it needs is some summer weather to go along with it!!
Then, my bestie down the street, Alison came by!!! And with her little guy holding a little potted hens & chicks!! So cute!
I told her all about my day and we laughed at how perfectly timed and orchestrated my visitors had been – The birthday momentum kept steady!
I could instantly hear in my head the numbers of times she had said that I needed one of these!!
As seen on TV!!
Omg, so fun.
The gifts, the friends, the family, the entire day – all – so – fun.
And it didn’t stop there! I had no sooner loaded the dishwasher and tried to sneak a bday nap on the couch when my mom arrived with some highly prized local maple syrup and a cash gift that is none of your business 🙂 lol 🙂 so the kids and I piled in her car to drive down to the rural mailboxes (that all of us Coolspringers hate) to see what birthday cards awaited me.
A whole bunch from my Cherico Aunts was waiting there! They are all so sweet for thinking of me – but for the record, I must say that Aunt Jan is the #1 sweetest because she still slips money into my card!!! Hahaha, she wins!!
And GG too ~ Grandma Doris also knows how to put together a proper birthday card!! $$$$$
And finally – – – all that was left to do, was to make my birthday dinner of Thai chili chicken meatballs from my new cookbook, clean up, make porkchops for the kids, clean up, and then make birthday brownies at 8 o’clock. Oh, and then, clean up some more.
Yep. I almost even had myself a birthday tantrum by that point!
But, I’m 38 now, and so much more classy, so my day ended fairly quiet – unlike that one birthday that ended with me getting slightly tipsy and hula hooping under the moonlight with my anger.
But that’s another story!