Today is my 23Rd birthday and it has been a great day! John, along with many of my family members, has gone out of his way to make me feel like royalty... Then again, I always feel loved and special, so I guess today wasn't too different.
Anyways, we woke up this morning and John took me to Cracker Barrel because I LOVE breakfast and I especially love eating it from there. At the restaurant he and Brooke each gave me a special card and then I got my present. Ready for what John came up with? On Sunday he's taking me to Albany (It's about a 3.5 hour drive) to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert. They play amazing Christmas music and hearing them just gives me the chills! For the night, we're staying at the Crown Plaza and I can't wait! It's going to be a wonderful, romantic couple of days with us, filled with lots of couple time and a nice dinner out. As much as we love our baby, it's always nice to be able to get away and focus solely on one another.
This afternoon we decorated our Christmas tree and our entire house, too! It's a true Christmas fest over here! Brooke slept for 3.5 hours this afternoon so I also got a good nap in too! During Brooke's nap I put garland on the stair-rail and when she woke up she went down the stairs and said, "What is that?" She then REFUSED to touch it and cried. Lol! I love that kid:-) I definitely need to take some pictures of my house though because it's sure looking festive around here!
Tonight my mom made me homemade taco's, at my request of course, and Alison made me a beautiful, delicious chocolate cake. For my birthday Alison and Amanda (my brother's wife) got me new silverware (that they gave me a week ago so I would have it on Thanksgiving) and today my mom and dad got me two really nice new pairs of MUCH needed shoes and some dishes to go with my pattern. Oh yes, and Ali also got me a McDonald's gift card so I can buy some fountain sodas. They're my favorite!
John and I are about to watch a Christmas movie. I can't wait!
Thanks to everyone who made my birthday so special by sending me messages and thinking of me. It means a lot!