|See the ones I made!|
Once all of that was complete, Pokey and I headed up to my parents' house. On the way, I got my free Starbucks birthday drink (Peppermint Mocha, naturally) along with something for Pokey and a hot chocolate for Hobbit. As soon as I opened my car door, my parents and Hobbit were singing "Happy Birthday" to me.
We sat around and talked for a while and then we had some pizza for my birthday supper. Peanut and Hobbit both decorated my parents' house with homemade flair. There was "Happy Birthday" cut out of construction paper with construction paper streamers and 'confetti' taped to the kitchen island overhead area, along with some wonderful and bright bead garland hanging from the dining room light fixture. The dry erase board that lives on their refrigerator had a birthday message on it for me from both of my girls as well. It was nice to have bits of Peanut around because she wasn't able to be there in person - her first weekend home for Christmas break and she had to go in to work. That's what we get for raising a responsible human-bean.
|Clockwise from left: My family + decorations, my cake, my plates, and my festive homemade decorations.|
Once our pizza had settled, we dove into the beautiful spice cake that my mama made and Hobbit helped decorate. I think it was funny that they used the leftover plates from my daddy's recent retirement party with the excuse of 'they were pretty and we thought we could get the cake on there before you read it'... seriously, my family is that funny. Overall, it was a wonderful day full of what is most important to me ~ quiet times and family... oh yeah, and I made out like a bandit too!