A handful of years ago (32, in fact)…(years, not handfuls), I made a very flashy entrance into the world (playing the tambourine and doing high kicks) and since then the anniversary of this lofty occasion has been one for celebrating. Even though E.Bunny and Dr. J tried to snag my birthday thunder and it SNOWED a few days earlier, we still kicked up our heels and did it up right. Wanna know what we did?
I understand, but let’s take a look anyway.
Thursday night RUN
A while back, I had blabbed to my half marathon runner girls that my birthday coincided with Easter Sunday (a shameless plug, I tell ya). One of them remembered and brought cupcakes to our Thursday night class to celebrate! We totally smashed our faces with them after our hill workout. It was awesome.
Am I spoiled or what?
Friday morning CINNABUN (kinda)
I requested the Hubs take me out for a birthday breakfast since we would be kicking it with family for Easter weekend. He obliged and on our way out, he surprised me with springy flowers and a homemade card…(isn’t he sweet?)
He also promised to pamper me with a vanilla latte and a caramel roll from Dunn Brothers. Turns out, they only do caramel rolls on the weekend (phooey) so I settled for a sub par cinnamon roll. But it sure was nice to cozy up with some warm coffee and my Mr. The Candace.
It was also Earth day so we brought in our own mugs (and got a dollar off) and used a gift card from Christmas so the birthday breakfast bash was FREE. Good thing, because my list of other birthday wants was a very tall order…(see below).
Unfortunately, we both had to head to work afterward but it was real sweet while it lasted.
On my actual birthday (Easter), we headed to my family’s house. It was a gorgeous day and we spent it outside – playing frisbee and the egg toss! I don’t know if it was a birthday omen or what, but my bro and I pulled out the big (T)WIN on the egg toss. Here, our soft egg catching hands:
And, of course there was cake…
The Birthday Loot
- Upcycled Brown Mittens from Mamap! Oooh, you have no idea how pumped I am about these!
- A lovely bag of eco-friendly soaps and scrubs! My favorite is the red clover tea and the lip gloss…YUMMERS.
- Two running tank tops
- A generous gift card to the Running Room so I can scoop up a jacket I’ve had my coveting eyes on for a good long while.
- Birthday mail – it’s the best!
A Garmin GPS running watch!! Maybe this will encourage me to get out and run instead of watching Food Network? Hard to say but I am hoping for the best.
Besides my green cupcakes, a birthday breakfast, and the general Easter fanfare, my MIL made a special Strawberry Layered Pound Cake for me!
So there you have it. It was fun. Can’t wait until next year, I’ve already been working on a new birthday wish list.
Let them eat cake,
the Birthday Princess