And it's a big one -- 40! I (almost) can't believe it. In some ways there's no doubt -- like the gray hairs, the lines on my forehead and the aching joints after I run; but on the other hand, I'm in better shape than I've even been in. I can honestly say that I wouldn't change a thing in my life right now -- my husband is perfect, my kids are incredible, and my friends are so special.
I don' t really have any big plans to celebrate today, but I did spend the entire weekend having fun. On Saturday, three of my best friends threw a party for me at a local Japanese steakhouse. (I don't think I've had a birthday party since I was 12 years old.) Nine of my best friends (including my mother and my sister) and I had a great time watching the chef entertain us while cooking our delicious food. My friends made my birthday so special by giving me loads of awesome presents including a dozen red roses. They even did a champagne toast!!!
And then on Sunday, my family went to church; and while my kids were at Sunday school, my husband and I had a breakfast date. We followed that with going to a Harrisburg Senators baseball game in gorgeous 70 degree weather. I ended the evening with my neighborhood bunco group where I won a bag of flower-themed goodies! What a fantastic birthday weekend! It definitely makes turning 40 not-so-bad when you are surrounded by the people you love!