07 February 2008

The Birthday Break-down

So I woke up yesterday morning on the down-hill side of my 30s. To be honest, 36 feels no different than 35.

I had received a ton of comments from all you loyal and sweet (read: patient and long-suffering) readers wishing me a happy birthday. Fab even sent me this most awesome e-card:

Can you just feel the love?

Then, we were paid a visit by this awesome guy:

The one, the only, Stuart Hasson of Stuart Hasson Studios. He took pictures of the kids and after two hours of kid-wrangling, it was time to be off to Atlanta Scuba. For two hours, I re-connected with fellow scuba geeks and instructors, handed over my gear for its annual servicing, and a promise from me to "dive" back into teaching scuba diving.

Then, I went to this wonderful place for an essential facial (time to minimize those pores!) and a salt glow body treatment.

Then, it was present time!

Thank you, Avitable, for my copies of Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society and Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way and for my part in your way-cool limerick. Dude, you rawk! (Kristi - Don't read the limerick. Your hair will turn gray!) Amongst the flowers from Stuart and Mom, there was a way-cool Halloween decoration from Teri, more books and DVDs from the Ty-man, cash from mom-in-law Bet (woo hoo! cash baby!), and awesomeness all around.

Finally, it was time for dinner at Greenwoods on Green Street in Roswell. Mmmmmmm! I was joined by the Ty-man (of course), Mom, Teri, and Supermom Kristi. Here's the meal breakdown:

Fried chicken for Mom.

Pork chops with lemon-chive butter for moi.

Trout for Supermom Kristi and pork chops for Teri.

And for dessert?

A quarter of an apple pie for Supermom.

Chocolate cream pie for Ty-man.

And a yum-yum luscious cherry pie for Mom.

Then after that scrumptious dinner, it was time to go home, with a quick stop off to Roswell's creepy house for Supermom Kristi to see a notoriously haunted Roswell locale. BOO!

Thanks, everybody, for making my 36th birthday a great one. Love you all!


Avitable said...

Sounds like an awesome birthday. And my language will make the Supermom turn gray?

Gypsy said...

Yum! That food looks scrumptious.

Military Mom said...

Sounds like you had a rockin day, and nobody deserves it more. Hope the rest of your year is just a wonderful!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Avitable - Oh, gray with her hair standing on end! That's why I love her!

Gypsy - Oh, it was!

Military Mom - Thanks, hon! In 14 months, it's your turn! :-)

The Ferryman said...

Sounds like a helluva day. You deserve it all, and more!

Unknown said...

I'm STILL full.

Dave2 said...

The "GOTH Game of Horror Trivia" looks awesome! I hope we will be getting a review...

Not Afraid to Use It said...

How awesome that you got to go do the scuba thing. If nothing else for the QUIET of being under the water and only hearing yourself breathe.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Fab - Thanks, hon!

Teri - Dude, I'm right there with you!

Dave2 - Oh, yes! Review will be forthcoming!

NATUI - That's what's great about diving. All you hear is your breathing. Ahhhhhh...