Saturday, March 22, 2008

Plan to be Surprised

I am convinced that March is the BEST month to have a birthday. I think it's far enough from the holidays that people are ready for a party, and spring is knocking at the door making us ALL a bit giddy! That, combined with AMAZING family and friends, makes turning 27 divine!

My birthday started with the movie "Dan in Real Life". We stayed up WAY late Thursday, ("technically" Friday...the 21st) What a GREAT movie. Favorite quotes:

"YOU are a MURDERER of LOVE!" (funniest part)

"Love is messy." (....*sigh*....how true)

"Plan to be Surprised!" (theme for the day) Of course the morning was filled with some Rock Band, courtesy my kids.
Shopping and funny pics in the car with my sister
Cousin CJ comes to play! Dinner with the fam. (Lily was a big fan of dessert)
Prezzies, yummy Cold Stone cake, and calls from friends rounded out the near perfect day. "Near" perfect, because the only thing missing was my love. He has been busy driving all our belongings to Houston, and then flying to California for a meeting. We'd talked a few times on the phone, and I called him once more before I went to bed. I told him I loved him and missed him, and was so excited to see him again on Thursday. And with that, I went to sleep, content and happy with the beginning of my 27th year. At 4:30 am I was startled awake by Dave sitting me up in bed. I don't remember the "freak out" moment he describes, but I CAN remember not being able to wrap my mind around WHAT was happening! haha! Dave switched his tickets and instead of flying back to Houston, surprised me by popping in for the weekend (yeah Easter). The only snag was that all the flights (on his airline) into KC were booked until Monday, so he had to fly into St. Louis (4 hours away)...and SOMEHOW he got his friend (thank you Ben...and Margaret you are a GOOD liar) to pick him up! And with that, once again like the years before, my birthday was PERFECT!


15 comments:

dixonfamily said...

Happy Birthday Tara! I am glad it turned out to be a perfect day! Way to go Dave with the great surprise! I love it when husbands do stuff like that. Also, we just watched Dan in Real Life last night, and we LOVED it!! I am glad that your 27th b-day was a good one!

K2 said...

That is so awesome! Your hubby rocks the house.

Frau Bailey said...

Hehehe! It was a hard secret to keep! I was soooo excited! I knew that you would be ecstatic!!! It was a fun surprise. It has been great hanging out with you almost every day of my spring break!!!!! I am glad that you were able to come to town...for your birthday and for spring break!

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Happy birthday! How fun! I loved that movie, so funny.And go Dave, AJ did soemthing like that before we were married and now that he's got me the surprises kind of went out the window :) Glad your bday was perfect!Now hopefully your move and transition will be too....

Zach 'n' Jack said...

happy birthday Tara!! That is AWESOME that Dave was able to surprise you!! I love good surprises!! We just watched that movie last night too, it was cute! Except I have to admit I wanted to deck that teenage daughter more than once in the movie......I'm so glad you had a fabulous birthday! Hope there are many more to come :-)

Maria said...

Happy Birthday friend! What a sweet husband you have! We also watched that movie last night, must be a theme or something, and I loved it. I hope you enjoy the last few days with your fam and get settled into your new place fairly quick. Good Luck!

the boyd family said...

happy birthday tara! how great that your hubby surprised you! :) and i love that pic of lily eating her dessert, that's priceless!!

YeatesFam5 said...

What a fun surprise! Happy 27th birthday (you're dang young!).

Tiff and Dave said...

Happy Birthday Tara! What an awesome surprise! That is so cool that he did that for you! By the way....love your long hair, and you are looking very thin! It was funny because I read your blog and then walked out into the kitchen and found that Dave had rented "Dan in Real Life"! I really liked it! Hope you had a great day!

Missy said...

You two really are so cute Tara. I love that he surprised you, that you were with your family and that your kids did rock band.

Happy 27th! Sounds like it will be a great year.

Garcia Fam said...

Happy Birthday Tara! You have the best hubby. What a great suprise! I agree with your theory on March bdays! Maybe I'll have to change mine. He he!

katandjason said...

tara...that is awesome. what a guy! happy b-day. i knew it was in march--but spaced when it was---so here's a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BESTEST GIRL EVER. ps...where are you living ??call me soon with details!!!

The Stevens Family said...

Happy b-day! I'm glad you guys made it "home" safely and I hope everything goes well for you in Texas. We miss you!!!!

shakenbake said...

Awww, what a sweetie! Happy Birthday! I loved that movie too-that girl was so good at being "distraught".

Rapp Family said...

What an awesome day! Dave, you are a superstar. That's the best surprise ever. Tara, you look fabulous and it was so fun to see you last week. I'm so glad you had a good birthday and that you were able to spend it with so many people you love. You deserve it!