December 14, 2009

25 and so ALIVE!!

Although my birthday is only one day of the year, my loved ones always manage to make me feel like it is a month long celebration. At home in Washington, there are always many festivities with different groups of very loving and caring friends... to the point where I feel guilty for having a birthday considering all the hard work and thought that was put into making me feel as wonderful as I always do. This year was no different.

My Husband always wants to make me feel like a Queen, and he did just that and more this year. Initially, I was a brat and pissy about what I thought would happen the day of. But with the help of his Family and friends, my celebration couldn't be any more fabulous than it was! It took me awhile to realize what a brat I have been to him and of course, I told him so. It was a very emotional and relieving process... but it made me realize how much I truly love and appreciate everything that he had done for me, not just for my birthday.

I honestly had doubts that my friends would get into the spirit and dress in black and white as I had requested, but I couldn't have made it any easier with my choices of colors. They all looked so sharp and beautiful, truly a kodak moment! Dinner was fabulous and I even had TWO cakes for me... how awesome is that? One was homemade and I know that a lot of hard work and effort was put into it. A red velvet cake... my first one, actually! It was delicious and although we were all full from dinner, we had to make room for it! Another was a beautiful bundt shaped cake that was just too pretty to ruin or eat... it was definitely a sight to see. My first ever bundt cake that was decorated soooooo "Thyda". Thank goodness for thoughtful and loving friends... I can never say it enough, but I am truly blessed!

A very memorable birthday... and the greatest gift of all is the reminder of how precious and special my life truly is with all the wonderful people in it. Thanks to everyone who thought of me on my birthday. That is so much more than I could ever ask for. Thank you.

After dinner... and ready to go party with the rest of the party people!

We had to take a picture with the pretty lights...
it was too bad the others already left to the party because
it would have been a great picture if they were all there.
Nonetheless, this is still a beautiful picture! ;)