30 August 2009

Lucky 33

I turned 33 today, and since 3 has always been my favorite number, I figure the stars are aligned for this to be my best year yet. Ryan made me scrambled eggs and a Pepsi for breakfast this morning, then gave me some thoughtful gifts: a hardback by one of my very favorite poets, Sharon Olds, and a key necklace I recently admired in the Fossil catalogue. That boy listens and that boy knows me.

Macauley totally forgot it was my birthday, but he quickly plucked the head of someone else's flower and presented it to me and then tried his best to fulfill my birthday request of him just to be sweet (to me) all day.

We actually went to the surprise birthday party for Ryan's mother's upcoming 60th birthday this afternoon, and his family made sure I got lots of cards and goodies, too.

Ryan's dad has taken up woodworking in his retirement and made me this set of Adirondack chairs! Wow. He said he knew I'd want to paint them "shabby chic" so he left them a blank canvas. Very sweet.

After the party, the boys took me to the mall and let me pick out a "3"rd gift (with multiple parts, as you can see).

We actually went out for our big celebration this past Friday night. We met Lindsay and Tyson (who gave me the chalkboard stemless glasses from Pier 1 I've been wanting and a few other items) and Adrian and Stephanie (who gave me a yummy candle) at Metropolitan Grill. We absolutely feasted and had a really nice time. Then Linds came over tonight and brought me a cherry chip cake, knowing it's been my fave for years.

Barb picked me up Saturday and we made it to the Spring Creek Tearoom just in time for a delicious lunch and a little shopping. She gave me the cute towels and soap in the vintage-looking bag and we found several treasures.

In my head I feel something like 17, but I'm just fine with turning 33. My 34th year is off to a good start, and I am just as lucky as can be.


common ground said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Hayley. Sounds like you had a Wonderful Weekend Celebration. You have a couple of really good guys...oh and your father-in-law too!

MickeyMFan said...

Happy Birthday Hayley! I know it was a good one and know this year will be absolutely fabulous for you! :)

I MUST HAVE those chalkboard glasses. Those have to be one of the cutest finds I've seen in a long time. Can't wait to get my hands on those.

Enjoy this week!

Jen R. said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Aimee said...

You're so funny! First off, Happy Birthday to you.
I will be 36 on Saturday and I requested the same things to my kids, who are 5 and 15 when they asked me what I wanted, I said "just be sweet all day"
Isn't that funny that, that's all we want is a nice calm, peaceful day?

Anyway hope you had a great day!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

belated Happy Birthday! love your blog and those glasses!

common ground said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know I'm taking a few things to Spring Creek Wednesday. Hope you're having a great week!

Julie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day. Those chairs are amazing! I hope school is going well. Love, Jules


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