15 November 2012
After meeting Brent, birthday experiences for me made a 180 degree turn. For my birthday this year, it was JUST THE TWO OF US, and that cutie-patootie decorated our entire living room, purchased birthday plates and plasticware, a table cloth, and big, fat, beautiful cake as big as my head complete with guilt trip for spending $40 on it. And why not? Birthdays are a perfect excuse to celebrate how great your life is, the things you have accomplished, and how much wiser you have become in the past year. It makes me wonder why we don't throw more spontaneous parties for accomplishments. Because if we are willing to make such a big deal about living an extra year, why not about a raise at work, or a good grade, or because it snowed, or maybe just because the sun came up today.
I like them both, the un-birthday party and the over-birthday party. But I'm most grateful that Brent and I get to choose the way we do birthdays, our own way.
*Seriously, that cake was huge. This picture was taken AFTER we had all that we could eat.
Posted by Sharna at 2:06 PM