Tomorrow is my birthday. I'll be 38. I'm not how I feel about that.
But tonight I am happy, and here is why. This evening I had to to over to the church to teach another nail class to a group of teenage girls. While I was gone Shawn loaded up the kids and took them out to buy me some birthday presents.
When I got home from the nail class, they had straightened up the kitchen and family room and there were three wrapped presents sitting on the counter for me. One from each of the kids. Josh goes to school early in the mornings and we don't always have a lot of extra time in the mornings so he asked if we could open presents tonight. Of course that's fine with me, I'll open presents anytime! :)
Each kid picked out a present for me. Clarissa picked out nail polish and Shawn said she even really picked out the color. It's beautiful and unlike any that I already have! Josh got me a big candy bar (my favorite kind!) and an ITunes gift card. Chocolate and my iPad are two of my favorite things. :) And Matthew got me a bottle of coconut scented lotion.
When I opened the lotion and saw that it was coconut I said "You know why I love this? Because coconut scented lotion smells like summer." Everyone burst out laughing. Apparently this evening when they were standing in the lotion aisle of the store trying to choose a scent, Matthew picked coconut and Shawn said "That's perfect, because when mom opens it she's going to say "you know why I love this? Because coconut scented lotion smells like summer.". And I did. :)
Shawn is the only person in the world who knows that I love coconut scented lotion because it smells like summer. I love the gifts that I got from the kids and even more than the gifts I love that I have people in my life who get me and know the little things that make me happy. I love that there is someone out there who knows me well enough to know that coconut scented lotion makes me happy because it smells like summer. It made me feel really loved, and that's what I appreciated most about my birthday gifts. I love my family. I love that I have a husband who gets me and takes all three kids to the store to pick out my favorite things for my birthday. My husband rocks.
And not only did I get three awesome gifts from the kids tonight, but my gift from Shawn is that he made me an appointment at a fancy salon tomorrow to get a manicure and a pedicure! For as much as I love nail polish I've never actually had them professionally done before and I'm super excited about it! I'm feeling super spoiled on my birthday this year.
And I'm currently sitting here wearing coconut scented lotion. I smell like summer. :)