Monday, July 19, 2010

It's my Birthday!

Grab a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. While searching for a pic to celebrate my birthday, I came across the London Cake company and this series of 18+ cakes. What a hoot!

Some people like to ignore their birthdays, seeing it as another year older. There's no fighting it. Time will not stop so my motto is embrace it and have fun! I love my birthday and have celebrated it in many different ways.

In my younger, freer days my celebrations consisted of the three B's--Bars, Booze, and Boys. As the years passed and I got hitched, I got more creative. For my 30th, I decided to spend it somewhere I always wanted to go--Hawaii. Pennyless with a two year old in tow, my husband and I discussed our options. (Bless him, he's always up for one of my crazy adventures.) I took a temporary job in Honolulu and we moved there for 6 months. Here I am blowing out my candles.

Last year, I took a week vacation to do nothing but hangout at home, which I loved. I also took my hubby to Jamaica for his 40th *wink* for a weekend.

So, as you can see birthdays are big for me. This year though, it appears I don't have time to celebrate it. Between family obligations, swim meets, and boy scout outings, I can't figure out when we can stick a cake in this week. LOL My children are VERY disappointed but we'll figure it out. Sometimes being spontaneous is the best surprise there can be.

What do you do on your birthday?


Kristen Painter said...

Happy birthday!

For my 40th, hubby surprised me with a big party with all my friends and a car. Because he's crazy like that.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Happy birthday! I hope you do something fun. What do I do? Usually nothing. I'll try again next month when it comes around LOL

Rebecca Royce said...

Happy Birthday!!

This year I'll be doing NOTHING because my husband is going away to see a football game. The kids won't even know its my birthday.


I'm not bitter.

Happy Birthday Annie!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday!!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday. I usually don't do anything for my birthday. I always take my vacation that week because I don't want to be at work then.

Anonymous said...

I usually try to ignore my birthday...hehe!!! But my family insist on a cake, having friends over and all the trimmings.

On the round numbers, I usually have a big bash.


Loved the cake site...hehe!!!

in Germany

J Hali said...

Annie, Happy Birthday! -- love the cake! I usually treat myself...I know best what I want! lol

J Hali said...

Annie, Happy Birthday! -- love the cake! I usually treat myself...I know best what I want! lol

D L Jackson said...


I love my Birthday. I always take it off to do whatever comes to my mind that day. Enjoy your day and may you have many, many more.

Annie Nicholas said...

Thanks you for the well wishes. So far, still running around. We celebrated with ice cream sandwiches. I promised the kids a cake sometime this week. LOL