My girlfriend, Nicole, gave me this birthday card. It perfectly combines my love of baking, cocktails and Project Runway. Who would believe she bought it at Wal-Mart?
I don’t usually get too excited about my birthday, but this birthday has been wonderful thanks to my magnificent boyfriend, Evan. I woke up this morning to the house decorated with a Birthday Banner and balloons. There were three gifts set up for me on the coffee table wrapped in silver shiny paper. I absolutely love my presents, a sewing machine, some sewing accessories and some easy grips so that I can open the bottle of vanilla that always sticks shut. I will be having tons of fun this weekend, figuring out how to thread my new machine and hopefully making some to die for pillows.
If that weren’t enough, last night, Evan had planned a surprise birthday party for me that was totally unexpected. He lured me to Chuck E. Cheese’s (of all places) where I thought we were going on a date. When we pulled in the parking lot, I wasn’t even sure they would let us in. Evan assured me we would be fine, because he had reservations. “Reservations?” I shrieked. Sure enough there was a table full of my friends with a big sign that said “Shannon – 26”. There were two other birthday tables, Ethan – 7 and Josh – 1. You can say I was the most experienced of the group. A bunch of people came from my work, including my boss who you would never expect to see in a place like that. It was nice to have pizza and play some skee ball, but the group didn’t stay long. It was a bit awkward to have 10 adults with no children at Chuck E. Cheese on a Wednesday night. I had a great time, but we had to get home to watch the new Project Runway Episode. (Did you see my picture?)
We don’t have big plans for tonight because I volunteered to make cupcakes for a birthday lunch we are having at my office for all the February birthdays and Evan has done more than enough to make my day. Thank you Evan and thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes!