Happy Half Birthday To Me!!

(This post was supposed to be published yesterday - the 25th - but our Internet connection was jammed up or something and it wouldn't let me...)

Today is my half birthday! I know this is pretty insignificant for most people over the age of 10, but humor me for a minute....us Christmas babies have to have something to look forward to in the middle of the year! :)

Every single year on June 25, my mother in law gives me a half birthday present. Even when I forget (like I did today until she handed it to me), she remembers! If June 25 happens to fall on a Sunday when we usually have lunch with them, she often makes my favorite meal.....which almost always includes twice baked potatoes and cheesecake. The meal is also accompanied by much whining from my husband and brother in law who often say things like "Rip off!, No fair!, What's so special about her half birthday? and how come you never make my favorite meal on my half birthday?" Mature, huh? (says the 32 1/2 year old writing a post about her half birthday!)

Today I received a yummy smelling "Caramel Popcorn" candle and this adorable coffee mug....

...from one of my most favorite children's books! In fact, thanks to this book we have a sort of "tradition" around here with the girls. Jake is always telling them that he loves them to the moon or Africa or whatever far away place he can think of. Then Lauren always replies, "No, you love me to Africa then back to Shafter then to the moon and then back!" ha ha

Anyway, as I was writing this yesterday Jake got home from work and called me into the kitchen. He was standing there with a smirk on his face and holding something behind his back. He had bought me something. He never buys me things. I'm not complaining and he never complains about me buying anything for myself. Just saying....he never buys me anything. It's fine. Really. He handed me the item....and I screamed. A green ipod nano. I said, "Is this for my half birthday?" Are you tired of hearing me say "half birthday" yet? He just sort of stands there with this bewildered look on his face and says, "Ummmmm, yes! Uh huh! That's exactly what it's for!" lol. He didn't remember. That's okay. Neither did I!

But my mother-in-law did! She always does!


Sunny said...

HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY! I think it is really sweet and special that your MIL remembers that day for you. You totally deserve to celebrate it with your birthday being on Christmas. You never get to celebrate with friends on your actual birthday!

I am drooling over your new iPod! How sweet of Jake to get you one! Does it play videos/movies?

~ Kati :) said...

How sweet! What a wonderful MIL you have! Jus never buys me stuff either, so when it does happen I know it's from the heart! But, like you said, he never complains when I buy stuff...gotta love 'em!

Becci said...

Just wanted to say I love reading your blog. It was fun doing Zumba with you Tuesday. You look wonderful for 22 1/2 years old:-)

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