Monday, September 26, 2011

The perfect (birth)day

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday.  I don’t know if it is having children or just getting older, but the last few years I haven’t felt like birthday celebrations for myself are quite as important as they used to be.  Don’t get me wrong, we usually do a little bit of celebrating on the special day and maybe I have taken some lessons from The Mad Hatter in celebrating some “Un-birthdays”—a pedicure here, a night out with the girls there.  But even though I didn’t have big plans for this particular birthday, it turned out to be just about the perfect day.  So here is a play by play of the day that could have been any perfect day, but just happened to be my birthday this year.

8:30 am – Wake up (a major sleep in for this mom of two)!

9:00 am – Coffee on the back deck, followed by my birthday present—a KitchenAid Mixer to go with my new kitchen! Good thing I just stocked up on personalized stationery from Love and Life Cards that can double as thank you notes!

10:00 am – A nice slow 4-mile run

11:00 am – Catching up with a few good friends via phone and email

12:00 pm – Lunch and a post lunch pumpkin cheesecake birthday cake… yum!

1:00 pm – A little rest/down time for all

3:00 pm – A trip to the playground with the kids for some playtime including a stop at a local coffee shop to pick up a latte for mom

5:00 pm – Home and dinner for little ones

6:00 pm – Getting the girls ready for bed and this mom ready for a night out

7:00 pm – Date night!

11:00 pm – Home and bed for this exhausted, but very happy lady!

What about you?  What would your perfect day include or not include?  Would you want a big party complete with Love and Life invitations and all or something a bit more low-key?  Do you do it up big for birthdays or is it just another day of the year?  

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