Saturday, September 3, 2011


This past Tuesday was my 28th birthday. I have officially entered my late twenties. Life at 28 is not at all what I had expected. First of all, 28 doesn't feel as old as I once thought it might. I'm married to my best friend and it's better than I could have ever dreamed. Still no babies, except for those two crazy furbabies and I'm okay with that.

I had a great birthday for the most part. I woke up Tuesday morning to a what felt like a thousand facebook messages and text wishing me a happy birthday. My momma called around 6:45 the way she does every year - something I look forward to every year. I got all dressed up for the day. Make up and everything. A rare occasion for me.

I decided to treat myself to chocolate milk and donuts on the way to school. When I arrived at school, I was bombarded with several more birthday wishes. A former student brought me a balloon tied to kit-kats with the sweetest card. Made me cry

My sweet friends and coworkers that I eat lunch with everyday surprised me with a Razorback Tervis Tumbler and a Sonic gift card. They are the best

The biggest surprise of the day occurred around 9:30. Two of my students walked in carrying cupcakes and behind them was my daddy. He not only baked cupcakes, but drove two hours to deliver them. How sweet is he!! I have the best parents! He stayed a couple of hours and visited. I'm glad he was able to see me at work.

Last night I drove to my Mommom's house to celebrate with my family. She made me chicken and dumplings. My favorite! They were so good. I ate until I was miserable.

My talented cousin, Ginger, made me the cutest owl cake. I'm obsessed with owls. She did a fab job as always. It tasted as good as it looked.

It was a pretty good birthday. I'm blessed with lots of wonderful family and friends.


  1. The only thing you forgot was dinner with us. LOL I'm glad you had a good day, Elaina. Love you.

  2. Happy that you had a wonderful Birthday! And..I want that cake!!! I LOVE owls and that cake is gorgeous!