08 June 2011

why my birthday was rad

I know I am at an age where birthdays really shouldn't be a big deal. But I was kind of bummed out on Monday when my husband told me he was going to have a super busy day at work yesterday and I envisioned my normal, chaotic day of looking like a ragamuffin and waking up at 6am and trying not to go crazy when half a box of cheerios goes flying across the kitchen (which happened about five minutes ago). I should have known he was trying to throw me off his trail, but I am gullible like that.

Instead, what actually happened was a 5am wake up call by George the Punk - I like to think he couldn't wait to wish me a happy birthday. Then my husband took over, let me go back to sleep, went and picked up my favorite coffee drink, dressed and fed the kids, and let me roll out of bed at a leisurely pace. 

The rest of the day was perfect, too.

Nick got me this cute little wreath I was admiring on Etsy.

cupcakes delivered by my mama (who also babysat the dudes)

a tour of the local chocolate factory with Nick. We look good, no?

The moment you walk in, the scent of chocolate envelops you and puts you in a euphoric state. At least that's what happened to me. I was drunk on the dark stuff. I recommend this to everyone on earth.

Did you know that cocoa beans have the second highest concentration of antioxidants in the world? And that any chocolate with more than 70% cocoa is a natural cough suppressant? Like I needed more reasons to eat it, but there you have it. You're welcome!

Afterward, we stopped by a vintage shop and I found these amazing boots. I am happy.

Then I came home to these little rugrats and a visit with my Grams, my Mom and one of my awesome cousins. And thai takeout.

I mean, seriously, might be the best birthday ever.


  1. Oh my! They do look like little rascals! What a great hubby you have...good birthday presents!

    I just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you find time to do the same.

  2. glad your day was rad! love the wreath! who is the seller? i wanna check it out. totally going to the chocolate factory next seattle visit. for sure. remind me to show you the vintage cowboy boots i got from my gramps. love yours! and love your 3 little cuties!

  3. Thank you for your kind words on my SITS feature day. :)

  4. Love ya! Glad your day was great!

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    Rachel, I want to see your boots. We can wear them to the chocolate factory together! The shop is called GoodieTrueShoes and she has a lot of cute wreaths!

  6. sounds like a great day to me! happy belated!