Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Most Expensive Birthday Present I'LL Ever Get!!

So Tuesday was my birthday. A big birthday. One of those one's that end in zero. And not just that, but THE birthday that all the fuss is made over, that all the decoration companies just love to point out. As Hubby put it, I had my 15th anniversary of my 25th birthday. (Did you know visiting this blog require math skills?)

Yes, I turned 40. Oooh, it hurts just to type that.

The day started out with breakfast almost-in-bed served up by my kids. They wanted to do poached eggs with toast, one of my favorite breakfasts, but a) didn't know how to poach eggs, and b) couldn't remember how to start the gas stovetop. Instead I got two slices of toast and a glass of milk. Along with a cute stuffed bunny, whom I have chosen to name Fred.

In the middle of my breakfast, they insisted that I come downstairs. As I walked down the stairs, Emily played "Happy Birthday" on the piano, which was completely decorated with, ahem, 25th birthday decorations, having been lovingly sent along secretly in Emily's suitcase from Miami by my wonderful friend Mylinda. There was also a card from her and the kids had picked out a nice one for me as well.

That night we went to dinner, in Hubby's car as one child, possibly Daniel, had left the door open on the rental I've been driving and the light drained the battery. I was a little bummed that this meant that I wouldn't be able to get to Bible study the next morning. And then, in the midst of one of the best dinners I've ever had, Hubby's cell rang. It was the car salesman, calling to say that my brand spankin' new Chevy Tahoe was ready.

We picked it up after dinner and, man, is it pretty!!! I have to say this is my favorite car I have ever had. Big, open windows with lots of space, sunroof, Bose speakers (blasting some of my favorite 80's music as I drove to Bible Study yesterday), and the best part? It has a remote start feature so when it's 115 degrees in the summer, I can turn it on from the house and get it all nice and cooled before getting in. Isn't technology wonderful??!!!??

And now, I have a present for you, even though it's not your birthday. Well, I guess it might be your birthday. If it IS your birthday, Happy Birthday!! I get credit for getting you a gift, right? Anyways, if you like to laugh, you have to visit Stuff Christians Like. This guy is hysterical and right on the money. Today's post? An ode to the Crockpot which, thankyouverymuch, I will be using today. Other recent posts include the inability of some churches to get the whole clapping thing down, sending email forwards which hint that you aren't really a Christian if you don't keep them going, and pastors who go a little too far with the whole alliteration thing. So if you can laugh at yourself and at "The Church" as a social institution, you will totally enjoy this site.

You can mail your thank you note to me once I actually have an address.


Karen said...

Happy 40th! It sounds like you had a good one. The year of my 40th, I took a whole week of vacation so I could sulk if I wanted to. I painted the kitchen instead. Enjoy the new car (and the 115 weather.)


stacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

What a great surprise for you!

ValleyGirl said...

Happy birthday, Lori!!!! Sounds like you had a great day!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Mine was monday although I didn't get a new Tahoe for my birthday..awesome..I did get the chance to golf and go out for dinner with my hubby it was very nice. Hope you had a great one!

Leeann said...

Happy 40th birthday, Girlfriend!! Sounds like it was a great day!


Tracye said...


Mylinda said...

Ashton was so excited to hear from Emily yesterday! I'll work on getting a microphone so they can talk on skype. Thanks for letting her call! Glad your birthday was such a success! Enjoy your new car, you lucky duck, you!! :-)

Melissa said...

Sounds like your birthday rocked, Lori! Welcome to my decade. It's been a good one for me so far and I hope you are treated well, too! The Tahoe sounds great and I'm sure you will love it as I loved my late, great Suburban (Tahoe is the slightly shorter version, for the most part).

Josie Kuntz said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!!
You are young at heart--welcome to the 40s!! How wonderful to have your husband and your two children with you--giving you such special treatment and getting a new car, too! I love that remote option!! Is that available here in Miami?

Darla said...

Happy 40th! This is where life really begins.

It sounds like life is treating you well.



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