This year, I received all three of those things, but the magic was gone. I guess that's just what happens when you grow up. Maybe that's why so many adults love Disneyland...it's one of the few remaining places you can go to feel just as carefree and optimistic as you did when you were a kid. Although, even as I was typing that last sentence, all I could think about was how far of a drive Disneyland would be...not to mention expensive. I really am an old lady!
All negativity aside, my husband treated me to a delicious dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Friday. This might be our new favorite restaurant. We usually share when we eat out at "sit down" restaurants, but since it was a special occasion, we went all out. I ordered the salmon, Huzbee ordered a steak, and it was about $25 including the tip. Not bad, eh? And it was oh so taystay. Then on Saturday we went to the drive-in movie. Even though the sound was terrible and the picture was fuzzy, it was so so fun. I love drive-in movies. I never knew I was a "movie talker" until I started going to them. We get to talk through the whole thing and nobody gives us a dirty look! And when we got home, it was officially my birthday since it was after midnight. I couldn't wait any longer for my gift! My husband's sorta famous for last minute gifting, but this time he already had it two months in advance. It was a beautiful necklace. A single black freshwater pearl on a teeny tiny chain. A perfect match for the earrings he gave me on Valentine's Day. Is he the best, or what?!
So, although there were no banners or brightly wrapped boxes or three layer cakes, I'd say this year's birthday was a success.
Real life proof that I had a real life party, presents and all! (Sorry for the quality...it's a picture of a picture)