Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Year Older


Today, I will celebrate my birth. I got up this morning and put on my glasses (I'm blind as a bat without them!) and went downstairs to open up some cards and gifts I had received. It was just like Christmas morning....pj's and all! Then I made myself a delicious breakfast and got all dressed up this morning for work. It's amazing how a nice outfit and a few extra minutes on hair and make-up can make you feel so much better. I am super excited about tonight....I get to go to one of my favorite restaurants - Carrabba's - with my "in-law" side of the family and Chelsea.

And I just got flowers delivered to me at work from my Johnny. He is so sweet. I just love getting unexpected flower deliveries! The card made me cry - of course!

My parents started the birthday celebrations a little early and treated me to an excellent dinner at The Chart House in Melbourne this past weekend. I had such a great time hanging out with them and spending Saturday shopping and going to the movies with my mom.

And YES, I do feel older, so I'm treating myself to a facial at the spa this weekend :) hehe. I think the emotional stress of these past few months have taken shape on my face in the form of wrinkles and lines. Still no gray hair....but it's coming...I just know it!

So, all in all, today has been a wonderful birthday. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. And next year Johnny will be home for my birthday! Only 350 days left!

[Chelsea, Mike (my father-in-law), the birthday girl, and
Dotty Jo (my mother-in-law) at Carrabba's Tuesday night]


Sarah B. said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! You are such a strong woman and I hope you spend your day feeling blessed! And you have already made it through a week....just take one breath at a time. :)

The Bailey Clan said...

Happy Birthday! I would have posted yesterday but I was sleeping!(I worked the night before) I hope you had a wonderful day! We will have to celebrate when I see you...I promise I will call you back, how horrible-I called u and then u called me back and I don't even get a chance to call u!:O) Did u get all that? Chat soon....