Tuesday, March 23, 2010

34 years of Blessings

I turned 34 this past Friday and it was GREAT! I have never really been one afraid of getting older or telling people my age, now that may change the older I get ;)
After breakfast Ristow, Jess and I headed to the Zoo. The beautiful weather was a treat and when we got to the gate Ris pipes up "Hey! It's my mom's birthday! She's 34!" With a smirk the guy behind the window reaches out and hands me a kid's club birthday card...good for your choice of a free cotton candy, snowcone or soft pretzel ;) We chose the soft pretzel and shared it on a warm sunny bench by the pond. So far, so good.
One thing I asked Ristow for, for my birthday, was a whole day with no whining. Did I really think that could be accomplished, not so much, but to my surprise we had a most fabulous day and he didn't whine an ounce. Quite possibly the best present I got. (next to the rickshaw of course!)
After the Zoo we headed to my parents house for lunch before they headed out of town. Great lunch and great company. Next we headed home and my fabulous friend from college Tabby arrived from Dayton, TN. It was so wonderful to see her and spend time together.
When Christopher got home from work we all voted on Cake and ice cream for dinner (a chocolate raspberry ganache cake) and pizza for dessert. It was yummy. Soon the babysitter arrived and we were off to the Wildhorse saloon in downtown Nashville for some boot scootin. Wonderful friends met us there and we had a blast. I soon hear from the stage "It's Christie's birthday and she's 34! Come on up here." Well hearing my little boy announce my age to the guy at the zoo and hearing it announced in front of the everyone at the wildhorse were two different things ;) Everyone sang Happy Birthday and complete strangers came up and bought me a drink. It was fun and a special way to celebrate my birthday this year. I am so thankful that I am blessed with wonderful family and friends who value me and want to celebrate me. Thank you so much for the love and support I feel every day and especially on my birthday!