Thursday, March 27, 2008

HB to Me!

On my b-day with the 3 best presents I've ever been given (I'm talking about the kids). Taken with the camera self-timer, hence the lack of focus, which is actually a good thing in my case.

I like to set out all my b-day stuff so I feel special.

Not to brag, but... I had a great birthday yesterday. Pretty much everyone else I know had a terrible day, but my first day of being 31 was pretty darn good. I feel like my 30th year came in like a lion and out like a lamb. I actually don't know what that means, but somewhere in the back of my head it seems like it applies to this time of year, or my birthday, or something. All I really know is that I have wonderful friends and family and it was a fun fun day. I went to lunch with my mother-in-law and 2 sisters-in law, had a lazy afternoon, then Jason took me to The Roof as a surprise, and he also got me a pair of Big Star capris and two very cute tops. AND, the boys spent the night at my in-law's so I could actually catch up on the last two weeks of American Idol! Talk about a good day! And to top it off, Chikezie got sent home finally (thank you!) and Brett Michaels gave what might possibly be my favorite quote of all time. If you have never watched VH1's Rock of Love, please don't start. It is a terrible show and you will be a worse person when you are done. I really only watch bits and pieces here and there. Having said that, I leave you with these words, spoken by a very heart-felt Brett about one of his girlfriends' ex-boyfriends: "He's like a conundrum... wrapped in an enigma... wrapped in a mystery." Kind of like myself.

28 comments:

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Anne Marieski
Happy Birthday to you!
I'm glad you had such a great one!

Steph N. said...

Happy Bday. Sounds like you had the perfect day!
You crack me up, Rock of love could very well gown down as worst show ever...Well it's a close tie between him and anything Flava Flav might be on. Thanks for the laugh!!!!

Christa said...

Happy Birthday Anne Marie! It sounds like you had a great day!

Jenny W said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I loved how you wrote that everyone else had a pretty awful day, but yours was pretty darn good! Hee, hee! Well it better have been good....it was YOUR birthday! It sounded way fun! :)

Cutie Pies said...

Happy Birthday!! I knew it was coming up, but wasn't sure when. I'm so happy you had fun on your birthday. By the way I love your hair color. Your little family is so cute! Happy Birthday!!

carrie said...

I'm so glad you had such a fun birthday!! I think you totally deserve to be treated like a princess!! I'm so jealous that you and Jason got to go eat at The Roof. I love that place... YUM!!
So many people love you so much, and I hope you felt that love on your birthday, of all days. :o) I am so grateful for you....and the friendship we have. You have been such a blessing in my life. Thank you for everything...and I just love you too death!! I can't wait to do the cards, too!! You let me know when.... HUGS

Julie said...

Happy late birthday, I am not looking forward to turning thirty so I'm glad you make the thirties look so normal and fun. I totally remember your family looking like that old picture-what a step back in time. I loved it! And, by the way my kids have consta-dirtyface too so don't worry. You're not the only one and you probably swore that would never happen to you as a parent. I've eaten so many words I should way 1000 pounds!

Julie said...

I meant "weigh" not "way" in my last comment; it's late so I'll go to bed now:)

The Gatherum Family said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to know the 30's keep getting better! So glad that you had a good day. Okay, about the Rock of Love...LOL...I admit I occasionally find myself watching too and then realize what I am doing and oh the feelings of shame :) but I liked that quote as well...

alison said...

Happy Birthday!! That picture of you and the kids is SO cute.
Remember that doll that Deek gave RWP for his b-day a few years ago. The quote on the shirt was "the older I get, the better I used to be" haha.

Love ya!

Nate & Jilleen said...

I am glad you had a great birthday. Mine usually end up with my husband out-of-town and my mom feeling bad for me and fixing me dinner!! Thank you for your kind comments. It is a lot harder than I think any of us expected, but at the same time joyous knowing where he is, that he isn't suffering anymore and that he was a perfect child. Although none of that fills their arms... which is part of the heartbreak.

Anyway, happy(a couple days late) birthday!

a-anderson said...

Happy Birthday! I am glad you had a great day! I am always so impressed with your husband's gift giving abilities. I love the picture of you and your kids. It looks great, I am horrible with the self timer thing!:)

Savage Family said...

You look so cute in the picture!!! Happy Birthday again!!

Deek said...

Your birthday sounded perfect! i'm so glad you enjoyed it & could relax on your favorite day. you guys went to the roof?? um, hello..i live like a block from there, i could have brought balloons as you were eating & sang to you! I'm so glad you're my sister :)

Joy said...

Happy Late Birthday AnneMarie. And thank you for saying you wanted Chikezie gone. I did too. I was very pleased with the outcome. Who do you love on there? And too funny about Rock of Love. I hate that show and it is so stupid but I still like to see who leaves. I have a problem, I know. Anyway glad you had an awesome birthday.

WeTheTeeples said...

I am glad you had a great birthday. Jason is so thought. I hope you ate all your treats yourself and didn't share a single bite. :)
Thanks for ruining AI for me. :) I hadn't watched this week yet, so I didn't know who left. Oh well. You just saved me a couple hours of tv watching. :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a great day. I am with Alish... very impressed with Jason's gift giving abilities! Happy belated again! You are so sweet!

Andrea said...

I am so glad you had a great birthday! Dang, I am so jealous of your big stars, I want some so bad! let me know of they really do make your butt look awesome! Card thing? I want to do a card thing!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Kristen said...

Ampy, I hope you had the best birthday. You are so great! I wish I was down there for the b-day celebrations!

Love!
kdph

Christie said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

carrie said...

I'm so hurt that you didn't put a picture of your fabulous PRUNES on your blog!! ha ha ;o) I'm sure they were your FAVORITE gift. Forget the cute capri jeans....huh??!! ha ha

janae said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry I'm late! Sounds like you had a great day. You are surrounded by great people because you are a great person!

Julia said...

yay. i'm glad you had a good day and i'm glad chekizer went home...i know he was the only black guy, but come on.

and yes i'm a worse person for watching rock of love, but i can't look away. poor bret. so old, so hairless, so orange.

let's hang out soon!

Heidi J. said...

Hey, Im glad you had a good b-day you deserve it. it sound like it was alot of fun!

Williams Family said...

I am glad you had such a nice birthday. That's fun that our birthday's are only 2 days apart. You always look so great in your pictures and your kids couldn't be any more adorable. Thanks for the family picture. I loved it. Thanks for thinking of me.

Annie said...

Anne Marie, I hope you are okay today! I know that funeral was probably a hard one! Love ya!
Annie

Ally said...

Alright Anne Marie...I am very late with this (as usual with most things in my life) but I wish you a very happy and very belated birthday! I have to say I really really enjoy your blog. I enjoy the way you write. :o) When I read your comment on my blog about something I said in RS one time about marriage that you remember, I was very confused. I thought, surely she's thinking of someone else. I very rarely say things that are memorable. lol...So you'll have to share sometime. I DO remember something you said one time though. It involved you, and streaking. Ha! I laughed so hard when you were telling about it. Anyway, sorry for the super long post. Again, Happy bday!

Heidi Irene said...

27 comments!! Geez--- You have tons of friends! Happy Late Birthday! Sounds like your doing well. That is a cute pic of you and your kids. Fun to get a relaxing day, a perfect present for a mama!