Thank you for all of your birthday wishes yesterday, they meant a lot to me!
Andrew sure knows how to plan a birthday celebration!
The day started out with my birthday run buddy—> Josse and I run together EVERY year on my birthday.
7 miles @ 8:10 pace on a very flat route with some cool tights going on.
Brooke was really excited to give me my birthday present:
Her gifts made me very happy.
Skye gave me a lot of giggles and smiles for her present to me.
Brooke sang happy birthday to me 8 times yesterday.
Andrew set up a lunch date for me with my sister and mom!
Salad, fries and pancakes at guru’s.
Andrew took the girls to Costco.
Then the sis and I went to get a 60 minute massage… it was pure heaven and we felt reallllll good afterwards and talked in the car for awhile.
Later on we drove up to SLC to Andrew’s parents’ house… Brooke loves our new car because it has a little screen that blocks the sun from her eyes a little bit.
I’m just hoping the new car smell never leaves.
I was pretty thrilled when Andrea Barber wished me a happy birthday on IG!?!?
The girls hung out with grandma and grandpa and we went on a date.. if you come to Utah, please try Alamexo.
They make the guacamole at your table and it is marvelous.
We also got queso and then I had the chicken tacos.
I have heard so many good things about this place, we tried them out for dessert.
We split the brownie sundae which tasted amazing… I almost fell on my face though. I thought the bench went along the entire wall so I went to scoot over and the bench ended and I kept going.
After some good chats and hanging out we went back to the girls. Brooke was fast asleep!
And then Andrew’s parents brought out my favorite pie—> banana cream pie!
Today is Valentine’s Day (as you know). I hope your day is exactly what you want it to be and if it’s not, I get it. 100%. I remember one V-day a few years after getting divorced (feeling as lonely as ever) and getting completely STOOD up for my date that night. I felt so awful. My mom met me at Bajio’s that night after I never heard back from my date. I cried tears into my chicken salad while talking to my mom. I just remember feeling like life just was not fair. I got home and carried sleeping Brooke into her bedroom and then went back to my room and cried some more. I so badly wanted to be married again and it just wasn’t happening and I didn’t see it happening.
The following year is when I really learned what Valentine’s Day is all about (in my opinion). My girlfriends and I stayed in a hotel in Salt Lake City and had a blast together. Later on that day (I was dateless), I went to my mom’s house and we ate lasagna. I laughed so hard at something that my nephew said and I realized THIS IS WHAT VALENTINE’S DAY IS ABOUT. It isn’t about having a significant other particularly…. it is about ANYONE in your life that you love. It’s about your family, it’s about your dog that you’ve had for 7 years that makes you so happy, it’s about your friends that you would do anything for, it’s about your running partners, it’s about your coworkers/classmates/teacher, it’s about your favorite supermarket checker that always asks you about how your day is going when you go grocery shopping, it’s about your internet friends (ME), it’s about your neighbors, it’s about anyone that you care for. I hope you feel incredibly loved today and know that you are important to so many people. And if you get stood up like I did on Valentine’s Day (and believe me, I have about 8 other Vday’s that had some pretty lame things happen that I will have to tell you about another day), just know you aren’t alone and I’ll be checking my emails all day if you want to chat and share love over some emails:)
Please, whatever you do today… make sure you eat some amazing chocolate.
What is your sentence of the day?