Saturday, December 25, 2010

25, again

This year I celebrated turning 25 for the 11th time! Hooray for birthdays!

My husband started a tradition of having a birthday breakfast on my actual birthday, Christmas Eve. No one can ever come to a regular birthday party or a dinner on my birthday, but we always manage to find a few people who can join us for a yummy breakfast complete with cake. It's always different people every year, since Christmas Eve isn't a work holiday for most people. We've been doing this since I turned 25 the first time! Actually, that was the very first birthday party that I've ever had in my life, thrown as a surprise by my husband. Christmas Eve is not a very good birthday to have if you're the type of person who likes to celebrate it with a lot of people!

This year we went to King's Hawaiian Bakery and Restaurant, which serves the very best breakfasts on Earth. Go ahead, you can ask the twenty-something people who showed up and ate breakfast there with me:

And then there was cake. Yes, I know cake for breakfast seems a little silly, but remember, I'm a girl celebrating my 11th 25th Birthday! There's a bit of silliness about me. Breakfast Birthday Cake:

Yummy! After my birthday breakfast, we made the four hour drive up to my Mom and Dad's house. My Dad makes me delicious birthday tacos every year. They are my favorite. And of course, there was another cake. Two cakes in one day? Yes. Yes indeed. Because I like cake. A lot.



And you know what was really cool? My little brother showed up at my parents' house to celebrate with me.

Best. Birthday. Gift. Ever.
He will kill me if he sees this photo. Hoping he doesn't read this blog!

It was a great day. I feel so blessed to have so many people who love me! After a day filled with the warm glow of so much love and attention, it made me really think about the many fabulous people in my life. And it made me wish that all of them could have the same feeling of being loved that I felt on my birthday. With that, I decided that one of my New Year's Resolutions for 2011 is to make sure the people in my life know that I love them. Because I don't think there's anyone who hears "I love you" enough. I get to hear it a lot, but I never tire of it, and I crave hearing it even more! So get ready friends and relatives, because I'm going to be spreading the love in 2011!

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