Monday, August 13, 2012

31 + 1 =32

That’s the math I did recently to figure out how old I would be on my birthday a few days ago.

My 2nd birthday celebrated on Nantucket and this one was MUCH better than the first! My 31st birthday was filled with overcast clouds…rain storms… and honestly – a bit of loneliness as I had the day off and no one to celebrate with!

This time around I worked ALL day (parents left island while grandparents arrived in the evening), but I actually preferred that. Since the parents left on my birthday, they took me out for dinner over the weekend. It just happened to be one of the BEST and FUNNEST family dinners I have gone to with them this summer. They picked a new Italian place that had outdoor seating in town and it was a beautiful evening. The food was better than FANTASTIC. Oh my goodness… I don’t want to think about how many calories I consumed. Every bite was worth it!

The kids were also very well behaved even though it was a more formal restaurant and they were being SO funny. I can’t post all that was talked about, but if you want to know the most hilarious comment that was made about me and Mormonism… just send me an email J Overall, I had a wonderful evening with them and it was the start to a great birthday celebration… which lasted basically ALL week!

My actual birthday was a GORGEOUS day. The humidity had been wiped out the day before and the sun was shining bright! The kids were also going to camp so that was nice.  I dropped them off and then decided to ride my bike in to town to do some errands since it was such a nice day out!

I spent a lot of the day on the phone and on email (love hearing from friends and family!)… while getting some time at the pool J The kids wanted to go back to the pool after camp, so we went back again! I spend a lot of time at the pool. 

We went home quickly to get showered and changed and then headed to the airport… just in time to greet the grandparents off their flight! Then, it was off to dinner at the club. We had outdoor seating and it was such a beautiful night and beautiful sunset! The kids could play games on the lawn while we waited for dinner to come.  The food there is also really good! I don’t think I could say one bad thing about a meal I’ve eaten out on the island!

As the sun set we headed home so the boys could play some baseball on the lawn and watch some Olympics before going to bed. I didn’t stay up too much later than the kids, but I did go to sleep feeling very loved and appreciated by all my friends and family.

Birthdays are wonderful in that you get to hear from so many that you have not spoken with in ages…. Or even if you have, it’s just nice to hear someone wish you a happy day! And, even though I didn’t get to actually see friends or family on my birthday, I still felt very loved and that made all the difference!

I’m excited for this new “birth” year. It started off on the right foot… so that only means good things from there, right?! 

1 comment:

josh, erica, nora, wells, evie and stella said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Cara! I'm so glad it was a good one! Sorry I'm horrible about both calling and texting, but it doesn't mean I don't love ya!
-your bff, Erica