I'm not saying Mike and/or Arden have done something they are trying to make up for, but they worked awfully hard to give me a special birthday. And they succeeded. Thanks guys! It started first thing in the morning when Mike presented me with chocolates from Godiva--my favorite!
Birthday notwithstanding, like most mornings, I was ready to hit the ground running and start in on my errands for the day. So I put my Godivas away for later and started to head out the door. As I grabbed my keys, Mike stopped me saying, "Arden said you can't leave until 9:00." Hmmmm. OK. Then Arden darted down the stairs and out the door in shorts and boots (in 20 degree weather!). She came back with these.
Arden's cards to me always have the sweetest notes ever.
Lael gave me a handwritten card too. Thanks Lael . . . I think. She might be making fun.
That night, Mike
took me out to dinner at a place I've never been. NADA! It is GREAT! I
After dinner, we headed to the mall, and Mike told me I could buy anything I wanted. OK . . . now I'm really suspicious! What have you done Mike!? It may be the only thing Rahm Emanual and I ever agree on, but I wasn't going to let a good crisis go to waste. So I
bought a new dress to wear to the upcoming wedding of one of my best friend's son.
I don't care what you did honey . . . as long as you keep making up for it!
Oh man, I loved NADA.
NADA was so good, the very next day, Mike and I met for lunch and ate there again!
Arden came too when her class was finished. : - )
Almost guiltless donuts holes--the old fashion kind.
And three cups of coffee.
My day was so nice, that I didn't even care Mike forgot to get me a cake. I wasn't going to say anything. I didn't
say anything. But Arden was not happy about it. She got home from work late that night, and I think she was looking forward to digging into some good birthday cake.
Arden: "Mom, you didn't get a cake? We have no cake?!"
Mike: "I forgot the cake."
Me: "Don't worry I'll go to Shapiros and pick myself out one."
And the next day I did. Happy birthday to me! Black Forest. : - )
And I just heard Arden say: "The next birthday is mine."