She made chicken broccoli casserole and bought me a delicious red velvet cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Among the presents I got were: a box of Emergen-C, a cute mug, a stuffed wiener dog, a bag of Hershey's milk chocolate hearts, a bag of Reese's peanut butter eggs, a big Hershey caramel bar, a cute shirt (I've worn it twice this week already), a cute pot of purple flowers, and a George Foreman grill. She also got me a cute balloon. Uncle Dave and Aunt Jess got me some Bath & Body Works products :)
Here are some photos.
I got some birthday cards starting a couple days ago. From Grandpa Mike, Carmen, and my mom, plus my grandma on Sunday, and Rachel's early Valentine's card. :)
On my actual birthday I started the day off with a text from Sydnie telling me happy birthday, and some other really sweet stuff. I got several more texts throughout the day from such people as Kristina, Emily, and phone calls from my parents and Carmen.
I went to school and had some students remember to tell me happy birthday first thing in the morning.
I had already started to have the Facebook wall posts roll in... I've ended up with about 50 and probably will get a couple more before the night is over. Awesome huh!
My 1A class sang "Happy Birthday" to me, while I turned bright red over it for some reason. It was really awful. haha. Like, the sound of their out of tune voices was awful. But it was way cute.
I got a phone call from my mom's cell phone. It was my brother Jason wishing me a happy birthday!
Then in 2A, my prep period, a kid comes in with a vase of beautiful bright orange flowers. He said they were from the secretary, Mrs. Woodruff, and "Happy Birthday." I was really confused.
Then I looked at the card, and everything made sense.
Pretty much everyone should have a boy as cute as mine.
My 3A was pretty boring but well behaved, mostly.
My 4A was uneventful. I asked one of my students where my birthday flowers were. He has an ongoing feud with my outside of school love interest and is rather jealous of him. haha.
After school some students came to wish me a happy birthday. One of them came running around the corner into my no-access desk zone, wrapped his arms around me, picked me up and started flailing me around, telling me happy birthday over and over again! I was totally stiff and awkward and kept telling him to put me down. Wow. Not sure what to do with that.
Anyways. I came home and had to go to the office because my apartments had called saying they received a perishable package for me. Mom sent me these:
Yeah, are those beautiful or what?! I ate one, obviously... There were 4 cookies too--(two) chocolate chip, macadamia nut, and oatmeal raisin, dipped in chocolate!
I cleaned my house because I wasn't sure what kinds of festivities might go down after dinner. Nothing really did, but it's nice to have a clean place that smells good.
Rachel came to pick me up for dinner. She bought me a new spatula--it's red and awesome!, some recipe cards, a coupon organizer, a Red Mango gift card!,
aaaaand she made me delicious treats. If she weren't into so many different things and not so multi-talented, I'd say she should just become a baker. Because seriously?
Who does that? Come on.
We went to dinner where Dan and Brianne had already arrived. Brianne got me a subscription to the Rolling Stone--which I have received three of this week! Loving it big time.
Dan got me this, unexpectedly:
$25! Wow, Dan. He said it was because he knew I wouldn't let him buy me dinner, so that way I had no choice. This entitled me to more than just a burger--I got a single order of onion rings, and a chocolate shake in addition to my burger. Yes, I was about to explode. Almost in Rachel's car. But I didn't! Too bad I'm so full because I really want one of her cupcakes!
Cutest Cara brought me a card and these:
Audrey came with a cute bag of Hershey kisses and MAC lip gloss!
Then Marla and Paigey came fashionably late. With these...
SIX cupcakes from the Cocoa Bean. Seriously, Marla? Are you freaking kidding me? Is this?: A. The way to my heart. B. The way to my obesity. C. All of the above.
Ding ding ding! C is the correct response.
I forgot to get a picture before Dan and Cara had already left. But this one turned out good. My tangled hair on my collar bone is really annoying me in this picture, but it's just so dang CUTE of everyone I can't help but love it.
After dinner Rachel came over, and we watched Inkheart. I know, I know. But I really love the idea of it, and
The only thing that could make this day end 110% well is if someone doesn't have to work late and calls me after work... It's about that time where I'm thinking that won't be the case. But it is A-OK, because I am so loved and soooo spoiled.
LOVED this birthday!