I got to celebrate my birthday twice this year. This makes me practically a celebutante, doesn’t it?
Just call me K-bo for short. Next I can wreck our new car while trying to get an In-N-Out burger or pull a publicity stunt which requires me to not admit my relationship with my spouse to a gossip mag. That’s a joke Jeremy…the wrecked car part. Please don’t take away my driving privileges.
Anyhoo…back to the birthday.
Birthday Party #1 took place at my parents house.
We rocked out a Krispy Kreme donut cake…which of course disappeared within moments. And when I say moments, I mean 1.7 seconds.
And my dear boyfriend gave me the best gift:
Yup. We went with the Vaio (and all you Macs just died a million deaths and cursed me under your breath). Thanks a bunch for all your input – your comments to the earlier post about our computer debacle really challenged us to take a good hard look at those Macs. But when it came down to it – the Sony won out…mostly because I wouldn’t be able to blog for like a month while I tried to learn how to use a Mac. Trust me…I am borderline computer-illiterate.
But this PC really does fit all my checklist items perfectly…and I got the top-of-the-line virus protection…his name is Dad. And he owns a software company that employs computer geniuses. Basically, I have spent the last few weeks learning Microsoft 7 and organizing all my photos. I have also copied ALL my photos onto an external hard-drive (thanks for the reminder you guys about this important backup!)
So that was birthday #1.
Now onto birthday #2.
We got the party started by hosting a little dinner get-together at Macaroni Grill with some family & friends. Then we went home for Carvel ice cream cake. I love LOVE lurve Carvel. with extra crunchies. Try it sometime…it’s divine. Tell em K-bo sent ya.
Then we got to the pressies.
I’ve said it before…and I will say it again. I LOVE PRESENTS.
Presents makes me feel the love…it’s practically palpable. I could reach out and touch the love. I could coddle it and stroke it. I could wrap it up in a blankie and carry it around and brag about it with a bumper sticker that says “PEOPLE LOVE ME SO MUCH THEY GAVE ME SOMETHING THAT COST THEM MONEY”. seriously.
Call it my love language. Call it greed. Call it whatever you like…just know it’s part of me. And so of course, birthdays are thoroughly enjoyable.
First – my mom gave me a shirt, a yummy smelling candle and…
…a trifle bowl that I have already put to good use as a rose vase for my friend’s baby shower.
Isn’t it purty?
A friend, Dee gave me some boob stuff. Which of course is really funny to think about. And completely shows how immature I am. But I love it anyway…yes, it’s just the fact that I can say I got boob-stuff for my birthday.
My dear in-laws gave me some money (which promptly got put into the baby fund) as well as some little baby items. My grandparents sent me more money (Thanks Mummum & Pappap!) and it probably will go towards a Will related item. I received a gift-card to Bone Fish (an expensive restaurant) from my co-workers…which we decided to save for our anniversary dinner when October comes around.
And lastly, I got some cute cleaning gear from my friends Brook (& Kent) as well as some pink West Elm napkin rings & a home-made certificate for a custom piece of nursery art. You see, Brook is an amazing artist…and I can’t wait to commission her to paint something unique and personal for our little boy’s room. Maybe something owl-ish…maybe 🙂
So that’s some of the fine stuff I scored as I celebrated my 29th. Oh – and Jeremy got me two more things off my wish-list too…a melon baller and an egg-slicer…you gotta love a man who can actually find those things in a Bed Bath & Beyond. What a boyfriend he is! But that’s enough about me and my man…tell me, what was your all-time favorite birthday present? Maybe it cost a little or a lot, or maybe it was a special trip or a poem written by a five-year-old or perhaps it was as simple as a compliment from your boss? Whatever the b-day gift, tell K-bo. It’ll be like virtual birthday party #3 🙂