Sunday, November 10, 2013

the golden birthday

Disclaimer: So, I'm late night blogging at work because I'm on the graveyard shift.  All of the pictures from my Birthday extravaganza are on the hubs phone...which is at home with him.  So, this will not feature many pictures from the Birthday trip (hashtag disappointment).

Before the whole pneumonia saga began, I celebrated my Golden Birthday.

October 21st was a good day for me.  By some miracle, neither of us were working that day.  So, JD took me to Salt Lake City and basically let me have a field day.  Seriously, the man let me pick EVERYTHING.  And he didn't complain or ask to go somewhere else even once.  I'm almost 100% positive it took a lot of self restraint on his part, but I'm grateful for it.  We went shopping, I bought lots of makeup and clothes.  We ate at the Cheesecake Factory and JD told the wait staff it was my birthday, so they sang to me.  Which, while embarrassing at the time, I'm grateful he went behind my back and did it.  It made me feel special although it also made me feel painfully awkward.

I've always been a person who absolutely LOVES birthdays.  I love my birthday, I love other people's birthdays, I love it all.  I just think it is amazing to be able to have one day a year where you can feel be the center of attention without having any kind of guilt attached to it.  It's an absolutely amazing thing to have one solitary day a year where you can make things just about you.

20 was a great year, but it also came with some challenges.  I experienced my first year of marriage, which was amazing.  I changed jobs.  We almost bought a house.  We experienced a lot of heartache and tragedy with the deaths of three amazing people.  We dealt with the defeat of another house falling through.  We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and new family babies being born.  We had lots of date nights.  We spent many an hour playing with our dog.  It was honestly a complete and total rollercoaster all year long.

However, it has been the best ride of my life.  I'm really lucky!  I have an amazing husband (who is pretty handsome on top of it), I have a great job, we have a place to live (even if it's not our dream place) and we're happy.  Not just happy, but joyful.  20 was a great year, but 21 is already even better.  I am so excited for the ride that is in store for us this year, I know so many things are going to keep changing!  However, I'm ready.

At least, I think I am.  

The one picture on my phone from the birthday dinner....because the Belcher's cannot go to dinner without constructing some kind of sculpture with whatever is available.  We're adults, I swear.  

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