Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This Birthday Girl is Spoiled!!


I've got such a sweet hubby!!!

Today is my 33rd Birthday. After volunteering at the kiddos school this morning, I turned up my street and saw a van in my driveway. As I got closer, I read "Jimmy's Floral" on the side. Luckily, I caught him just before he was about to leave. He said, "Young lady, I have a whole bunch of roses for you!" He then hands me this gorgeous arrangement of beautiful red and white roses--33 of them to be exact. I've got the best DH in the whole world!!!

Birthdays are an interesting thing. When you're a baby/toddler, you don't even have a clue what everyone is doing with those silly party hats on and why they think it's so funny that you're eating cake. Then as a kid, you figure out very quickly that birthdays are the fountain of all good things from mom and dad. You beg for a big friend party and hope for lots of hoopla and money.

Then as you get older, b-days are fun, but not as big of a deal as they used to be. It's great to be remembered, but you also start becoming aware of the passing of time and how quickly life seems to be passing you by. When you become a mother, birthdays are all about your kids and knowing that *you* are now looked to as the fountain of all good things! Your own birthday sneaks up on you, and before you know it, you're 33 years old sitting at the computer sharing your random musings on life with anyone who happens to log on to your little corner of the world!

When I'm older (of course 33 isn't old!!!), I might start resenting this marking of time as it will just remind me how much time has passed by, but for now, I'll enjoy smelling the roses (all 33 of them--thanks Sam!) and enjoying every little bit of my life as I know it now.

Thanks for sharing in "my" day! (I'm off to my stampin' room to go play with all my new stamps & toys I've received over the past few weeks...I'll be posting my creations tomorrow!)

13 comments:

Lori J said...

Happy Birthday. Isn't it great to have such wonderful hubby's. My hubby is always thoughtful like this. :0)

Niki said...

Happy Birthday!

Eliot's Mom said...

Happy Birthday, sis! And your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I counted 29, right?!? Just know that we're thinkin' of you up here in Oregon, and as for my philosophy of birthdays . . . LIVE 'EM UP! I don't really understand people who "ignore" birthdays or think they're a terrible thing. Is it ever terrible to celebrate someone and all they mean to you . . . only once a year?! In my book, we ought to have more special days to celebrate people and their lives. So celebrate, girl, celebrate! :) XOXO, Eliot Moose's Mama

JazzyH said...

Happy Birthday. Beautiful flowers

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday!!! You and I are close in age - I just turned 34 - and I agree - Birthdays aren't quite as much fun as they were about 15 years ago!! But it is so nice to be remembered in such a special way by your hubby!

Velta said...

What a great surpise from your DH for your birthday...Happy Birthday and Sister Hugs :)

Becky said...

I hope you had a great birthday! Sam rocks :)

laos348 said...

Those flowers are gorgeous - happy birthday!

Stampin' Meg said...

Happy Birthday- those roses are stunning!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely roses!

Jen said...

Have fun with your new stamps!! BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!!

Jenifer Benner
www.jensmessystudio.com

Rhonda said...

Oh how pretty! I just love roses! Happy Birthday to you (posted a little late) Hope you had a wonderful day!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! And congratulations on snagging a great man! Love the flowers.