Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I had a birthday - shout HOORAY

Really?!  Should I be shouting hooray at the fact that I am another year older?  I'm nearing the wicked old stage and it's kinda pissing me off.

This year, the extravaganza lasted over the course of several days

First it was dinner with my bestie Diva's
ana, me, tib, lisa, ree

Dinner at the Melting Pot.  My first experience ever with fondue.  Admittedly I was a dork.  The whole spear thingies, the pots of cheese sitting right in front of me stinking to high heaven, the reaching over each other........  yeah - that's fondue!

But once, she got rid of the cheese pots and brought the other?  Oh MY!  Mama likey!  Mama likey a lot!

look how disgusting that cheese crap is!

oh my - are all those beer bottles Lisa's?   BAHAHAHA - nope but it was fun to catch her in a pic with them.  She's the last person at the table who would have indulged in those!

Yes, my friends - that is chocolate!

And we always exchange prizey's

And yes, I was a dork but I was NOT about to let that great chocolate go to waste!

Nothing says class like an old lady licking her plate.  That would be me.  So old.  So full of class.

Later that week, my family stepped in to celebrate my big day

After dinner out with Splenda, Chloee, Tuffy, and Montana we met Luke and Jessica back at the house for some cake and ice cream

Then it was off to a neighbor's house to borrow their tramp.  Here's the deal-io - I have been wanting a trampoline for Chloee.  My boys grew up with one, and we have great memories of sleep outs.  Talking, looking at stars and waking up to stare at the clouds.  FOND MEMORIES.
We were leaving Saturday morning to move Chloee to Cali, so I just wanted one chance to have a sleep out on a tramp!  Our neighbors were kind enough to let us use their backyard and the whole fam damily joined in!

It was cold.  It was bouncy everytime someone moved.  There wasn't a lot of sleep going on - but it was FUN!  My one last night with my super duper bestie Chloee and all my little chicken (sans Corb and Karalee)

Nice way to celebrate my birthday!


" Hit It......." said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your new hair cut. I still want to take you to lunch.

I used to love sleeping out on trampolines.

Call me.

Lara said...

Happy Birthday! You sure know how to celebrate!

My birthday was this past week and I did nothing...just how it happened this year, but I'm thinking I need to grab all my girlfriends and go to dinner anyway after looking at your pictures! :)

Mrs. Organic said...

Your hair is awesome!. I love it. Glad you had a Happy Birthday!

Suz said...

Yes, the new hair looks great!


Heck Yeah! Shout it from the rooftops! You don't look old, and you can outrun people half your age. Another year of having that, plus your wisdom, and a life full of people who love you! How much better can it get? Celebrate!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Birthday you gorgeous woman!!!!
You ain't old.
I is old.

I love your haircut. It is so sassy.
Not like you at all HA!

I bet things are way quiet around there without the little Missy. I bet she is doing so great.

tammy said...

I used to love sleeping on the tramp as a kid.

I can't believe you went somewhere for dinner that had so much cheese!

The hair cut is so cute!

Jewls said...

Happy Birthday! I'm totally LOVING The hair!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday you young chic!! I love your hair cut! Very classy!

What is it about a trampoline and a sleep over! It can't be beat!

Diaper Diva said...

HAppy Birthday! Am I a broken record if I say I love the new do too! Nothing like a good "sleepless" night on the tramp.

just call me jo said...

People born in August are very cool. (Just thought I'd let you know.) Love the hair and the plate licking. I don't do sleep outs. But I'm glad you enjoyed it.

gigi said...

Happy, happy birthday! Lookin good!

Cherie said...

WE have had a trampoline for 18 years and I have never slept out on it. So that is really fun that ya'all did that together :-D

Happy Belated Birthday M - glad it was awesome!!!!!

Sue said...

Looks like you celebrated with people you love and that love you.
lucky you♥ Good choice with the melting pot.

have always loved sleeping on the tramp. My kiddos grew up doing that.

Anonymous said...

yay for birthdays and yay for melting pot!

Heather said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you have good people in your life to spoil ya.

Mae Rae said...

You always make me smile!

I hope you b-day was great ALL THE WAY around.

DesertHen said...

I would have licked that plate too! YUMMMMM!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday! =)

Teachinfourth said...

Way to be born, M-Cat!

LKP said...

happy belated.
amidst all the grandpa stuff, i missed this post. what a wonderful celebration! + added trampoline bonus! :) so great.
AND from those melting pot photos now i think i'm hoofin' it all the way to town for rice krispies treat paraphernalia so i can whip them up just to dunk them in melted chocolate! yummmm.... thanks! you're a true friend. ::hugs::