Happy Birthday To Me . . .

This week was my birthday! I'll refrain from bursting out into a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday To Me" . . .

I woke up to get ready for work at 5:00 AM on my birthday. I know, not the most exciting way to start my birthday. Until I came around the corner and saw this:

My wonderful hubby decorated the dining room for my birthday, and he had a bagel with cream cheese and a raspberry latte waiting for me! The day just got better from there.

I had a lovely day at work - nice patients, no complications, and birthday wishes from all my coworkers. Then my boss gave me a birthday gift, which I wasn't expecting at all.

She gave me this cute little purse-size mirror. I was trying to get it open, because I wasn't sure what it was at first, and inside there was a fifty dollar gift card to Sephora, which is a beauty supply store! Yep, my boss treats her employees pretty well. Now I just have to figure out what I want to buy.

Unfortunately, my family wasn't able to do anything with me on my actual birthday, so Derek made birthday plans for just the two of us. We started out with opening my present.

Derek got me Photoshop Elements 8! I was so excited - I've been wanting this program for a while now, because I've been wanting to play with editing pictures more. But it's not cheap, and I haven't been able to save up to buy it for myself, so it was the perfect birthday present. Now I just have to rent one of those Photoshop manuals from the library and figure out how to do everything with it. Be looking out for a blog make-over soon.

I didn't end up taking any more pictures that evening, but we proceeded out to the Olive Garden for a lovely birthday dinner. I got this really good chocolate cake as well, with a candle, and Derek sang "Happy Birthday" to me, along with our waitress and a couple strangers from a neighboring table.

I wore my red high heels and one of the "Happy Birthday" strangers exclaimed that those were birthday shoes if she ever saw some. I always get comments on those shoes - I guess they're winners.

After dinner, Derek took me to Barnes and Noble and told me to pick out any book I wanted! It was heavenly. I ended up wanting two books, and Derek bought them both for me.

I got The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden. I've been wanting this book for a while, so that I'll have it for when I have boys.

And Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which everyone has been recommending to me.

It was a beautiful birthday - my husband is so sweet.

The next evening we went out to dinner with my parents, my siblings, and my grandma. We went to Three Margaritas, because it's become a tradition for our family's birthdays this year.

Yes, they made me wear the sombrero and sang their funny Spanish birthday song to me.

But I think I pulled off that hat rather well.

My Grandma and me.

My parents with Derek and me.

I got cash from my parents and my grandma, and also from my grandpa (who wasn't able to come for dinner), which is always good!

After Three Margaritas we went to our house for cake (or in this case, Key Lime Pie) and presents.

My sister and me. She gave me a really cute top.

My brother and sister-in-law and me. They gave me a pretty bracelet and an iTunes gift card.

It was a lovely birthday, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I also got alot of good stuff!

Here's to another great year!

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Anne said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it was such a fun day(s) :)

Lauren said...

Oh what a fabulous birthday! Your hubby really went all out! When you figure out Elements, let me know...I've got a textbook on it & I'm still learning!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday! What a great start to the day from your hubby - I smiled just thinking about the thoughtfulness! And no birthday is complete without a sombrero (in my opinion, haha!) You look so pretty in your pics.

AmyK said...

Happy birthday!! Glad you had a good birthday! If I had known, I would have sent you a copy of Jane Eyre myself!

I love happy birthday stories. They always make me happy :)

Sarah Louise said...

Happy Birthday!

Unknown said...

So happy you had a great birthday!!!!!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you are blessed in many ways this year :-)

katie said...

Happy Belated!! What a fabulous celebration and generous family members!

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Happy birthday!! Looks like you had a fabulous one!! :) And I LOVE that jean skirt in your pictures, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had a great week of birthday fun :)

Jenene said...

Happy Birthday Callie! It sounds like you had a ton of fun!

Anna Baur said...

How fun! :) happy birthday!!!!
The sweet surprises always seem to be the best presents...and it sounds like you got a few of those! :) Hope you enjoyed your day! and the year to come :)

Brittney Galloway said...

Aww, happy birthday! Sounds like you got a lot of good loot!

Tatiana said...

Happy birthday! It all sounds so amazing! I'm so glad you've had such a fabulous B-day!

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it was an amazing day!

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