Sunday, December 21, 2008

Because I am Loved...

Chad gave me such a nice birthday weekend.  I didn't want to go out because it's so hard with a two year-old but when CJ was disappointed because he wanted to go out, Chad told him to be my date and take me out and he stayed home with Trey. I let CJ pick the restaurant and he told me he watned to go to Applebees because "they have shrimp and I love shrimp."

Back home I was given keys to a hotel room and a movie ticket to Twilight and instructed to go to the movie, then go relax in peace and quiet, sleep in, go shopping, and then show up at a certain spa where I would be receiving a facial. I felt guilty leaving! But I think when you're a mom you don't realize how a little time to yourself does so much to energize and renew. I spent the day shopping. I took my time, browsed and tried things on!

You know, getting older really has its perks. I am determined to have a better attitude about it. Because yesterday, after all the loves and happy birthdays from my little boys, thoughtful cards and gifts, wonderful phone calls, emails and Facebook messages, I realize again how blessed I am and how I couldn't ask to be in a better place in my life than I am right now.

6 comments:

Andersons said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...you're the luckiest girl on the planet!

K19 said...

LUCKY- YES!!!! SO glad you got 24 hrs to yourself- a DREAM!!! Yay!!! And i want pics of you in yer new boots:)

Hailey Happens said...

Way to go Chad!! Soo great Jaims!!

: STEVE : said...

I'd try to do this, but Hailey would probably buy it all for herself two days before her Birthday.

Rachel said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Jamie. You'd think a fellow Sag would be able to remember a December birthday, but you'd be wrong.

What an amazing gift. So glad you enjoyed it and forgot about all the to-dos for a little while.

The Garcia's said...

What a dream, 24 hours alone! I don't know what I would do with myself! Happy birthday, you deserved the perfect day!