Friday, April 25, 2008

birthday memories

I turn 29 today. I thought in honor of the day I would do a little reminiscing.

10 years ago: I was enjoying my freshman year at Bryn Mawr. The guy I was dating at the time actually came and seranaded me from outside my dorm room window, then he blindfolded me and took me to a nearby park where he had set up a little table with birthday cake. It was incredibly sweet (the date not the cake... although the cake was good too). I haven't thought about that in ages! I was also looking forward to my summer in DC working as an intern for a congressman on Capital Hill.

5 years ago: I was married and very pregnant, anxiously awaiting Samuel's birth. We had a quiet party with John's family and a few friends from church. I was working at Carelift International trying to keep my Russian in good form. I was looking forward to quitting work and being a stay-at-home mom.

Last year: I spent the day with the boys. We went to institute at the Broomall chapel. While the kids were freaking out, I managed to gouge a chunk out of my wrist trying to catch them. On my way to meet John at his parents' house so we could go out to dinner with his office, I was rear ended by a car going about 40mph. I am hoping for better luck this year. This was my second accident (neither one my fault) within a month. I was shaken up but after the police came and made their report - wishing me a happy birthday - I met John and we went to dinner. The food was really good and John's office had gotten me balloons, a card, and a cake. So sweet. I love the people in his office.

Today: I took John to work, went grocery shopping, took a shower and dropped Sam off at school. Now I am enjoying some peace and quiet (James is napping) and looking forward to dinner and a movie with John tonight. For my birthday I was hoping for an offer on our house, but seeing as how we haven't had anyone go through the house for a month, I think it is a long shot. On the plus side, we have a showing tomorrow, so who knows?!

6 comments:

Heather said...

I remember last year!! Geez time flies! Happy Birthday!! Hope you have an accident free day!! :)

International Tease said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I remember your freshman year... Wow, we've known each other for over ten years!

echecchio said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like there always is some sort of event on your birthday....at least it makes you remember them. I can't even remember mine, and it was Wednesday! :)

Andrea said...

Happy (late) Birthday!!!! I hope it was fantastic!!!

Rebecca said...

Belated birthday wishes to you! I kept meaning to call you that day, but never did. I know, I suck; boo!

I hope it was a good one. :)

Erin said...

Happy Late Birthday! Sounds like it was better than the previous year, and I remember the 5 years ago one. Good luck with the house selling!