Then a few minutes later...
Huh? Steve's home? Something must be wrong.
"I got a substitute and took the day off."
No way! Best gift he could've ever given me. I know how much he detests finding a substitute and creating a day's worth of lesson plans for the sub, so it really meant a lot to me that he had planned that surprise and sacrificed for me. The kids were at school, and I had the man I most adore to spend the morning with.
We went out to lunch, my choice. I chose to go the the local grocery store and have the sushi that I've wanted to buy forever but could never justify paying close to $10 for a single roll of sushi. It was perfect. We got Amara from school and checked Lily out, so we could all go to lunch together. It was yummy and fun. Then we went to the local library and I checked out some new cookbooks to read, and everyone else got some books too. Then we went to the family history library, since I got to do whatever I wanted, and I love going there. Steve just read and the girls drew pictures while I researched for a couple hours. Then we went to China Star for dinner. Out to eat twice in one day- I told you I was spoiled.
Later that night, my mom and Tom came over and brought over a birthday cake. Since I'm not eating sugar-laden foods, I just had one bite, but it was an awesome bite of pumpkin cake roll.
|Amara's note to me|
|Lily's note to me|
I went to bed feeling so very loved. I got so many birthday wishes from friends and family over facebook and the phone. Super spoiled, I know.
Then to add whip cream and cherries to top it all off, my sister and sister-in-law made the long trek up the canyon with their children to visit me that weekend. I loved getting to see my loved ones and spend time with them. I didn't get many pictures apparently, but my sister sent me some pics of the sushi dinner feast we made together in celebration of me.