Tuesday, November 15, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 36


I had the BEST birthday last week.

The morning started with these
beautiful flowers.

Years ago, when my husband and I were dating,
I told him that I liked to get flowers.
He has given me flowers for
every birthday since then.

Smart man.


My mom asked me what I wanted
to do on my birthday

and I told her that I wanted a day by myself.

Funny how things change after you have kids.

So, she took the boys for the day

and I ate lunch all alone.

It was wonderful.

I sat on the patio and ate

Tortelli di Zucca- Butternut squash ravioli with

mascarpone cream and radicchio sauce.

I drank a glass of wine
in the middle of the afternoon
and read People Magazine.

I was in heaven.


Then, I indulged in dessert.
Dulce le Leche frozen yogurt
with cheesecake bites and caramel.

While I ate this dreamy cup of sugary delight,

Radiohead just so happened to play on the radio.

Total bliss!


Then I treated myself to a massage.
It was so serene and relaxing

that I almost drooled all over myself.


Later that evening, we all met up at my parents' house
and celebrated my big day

with a delicious cake made by our Uncle Kroger.

I opened a ton of presents and felt so loved.

My 37th year is off to a great start


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4 Lettre Words said...

That lunch sounds so yummy...and I love your last photo. Happy belated birthday!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy birthday! Your birthday week sounds wonderful.

Nancy C said...

Looks like a fabulous way to spend the day. Happy birthday to you! :)

Unknown said...

OK I might be just a wee bit jealous. All of that looks wonderful especially the cake and the yogurt.. glad you had a wonderful birthday hun.

FYH said...

Sounds awesome...happy birthday!

SarahinSC said...

By birthday was on Sunday and I turned 36. I can COMPLETELY see the need for your day alone. What a perfect day! You got to eat in peace and read a magazine without any interruptions. Wow!!! Happy belated birthday!

Unknown said...

cheesecake bites are the best thing that happened to yogurt!

Pieni Lintu said...

That cake looks so yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a divine birthday. Happy belated birthday to you! Looks like a great day.

Linda D. said...

Those photos allowed me to step into your special day. What a joyful occasion! Wishing many more happy b-days to you!

thatgirlblogs said...

good morning! cake, please :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

Sounds delightful- I have always wanted to get a massage- oh I just need to do it.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful day.

Maude Lynn said...

That whole day sounds heavenly!

Happy Belated Birthday!

Katherine said...

What a wonderful day! Every mom deserves a little time for herself.

Susan Anderson said...

That is the perfect birthday for a young mother. I'm glad your mom was able to set you free for just a few hours.

And the best part is how happy you feel when the wonderful reunion comes.

Happy birthday, Leigh!


Unknown said...

Happy birthday. Sounds like a perfect way to spend it.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday (a bit late). Sounds (and looks) like you had a wonderful day!

R Montalban said...

and did your Dad dress up as a clown ;-)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Sounds like an awesome birthday! :)

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Happy Birthday Leigh!! Looks like you had one Splendid Birthday :)

Caroline said...

Oh. My. Word. That sounds like HEAVEN!!!!

You make 37 look good, my friend! I hope I can razzle dazzle my 37th in style like you. I'll be 35 this month!

Sending love to you and so glad you had a great birthday!

Tracie Nall said...

That sounds like an absolutely perfect day!