Friday, December 14, 2007

The last night I will be 31

Every December 14th growing up, my mom would tuck me in and say, "This is the last time you will ever be {my age}." I do that with my own kids now on their birthday eves.

It's 8 o'clock on Friday night, December 14th, and I'm tired. I have my pajamas on, I'm going to wash my face, take my contacts out, brush and floss, and curl up in bed with a book that Diana gave me for my birthday: Eat, Pray, Love.

Tomorrow I will wake up and Steve and the boys will be very sweet and give me a couple of presents. Ryan will be the first person to email me birthday greetings, although all my siblings will make contact throughout the day. I will accept homemade birthday cards from anyone and everyone. I will spend the gift card that my mother gave me. We will take the kids to see a movie, probably Enchanted. It will be a nice day.

Goodbye to thirty-one.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope your day is wonderful, as you are. love, Mom

Neil and Diana said...

Me too. Love, Diana
And also I will miss you in my peer group for the next exactly 4 months. And also we plan to come to Phx Fri. afternoon and leave Sun. night. So BE THERE!

AmyJune said...

Happy Birthday dear Emily. I hope you have a great day today.

Sarah said...

Yes, you are definitely in my top 3. Happy Birthday Emily!

Sarah said...

Yes, you are definitely in my top 3. Happy Birthday Emily!

Kalli Ko said...

32 is gonna be good to you, I can feel it.


Happy Birthday Emily!!

AzĂșcar said...

Hooray and happy birthday! See you tomorrow?

Nancy said...

And your in-laws will be slackers and think of you, but forget to call! Happy Birthday Emily, I hope you love us anyway! Usually by the time I forget it was your birthday I remember it's Steves, so don't feel bad if he gets a call and you don't! I'm very curious to hear what you have to say about Eat, pray, love. In fact I'd like a whole post dedicated to it. I saw an Oprah on it and have very mixed feelings, although I have not read the book myself, not sure if I will or not.

Natalie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Emily! Was your Saturday as splendid as you had planned? Let me know how your book is. I have planned to read it and it is on my Christmas list. Should I keep it on there?

Austin said...

Happy (late) Birthday!

Pigtails & Polkadots said...

Happy Birthday

That is such a cute idea, saying that before bed - I'm going to steal it with my kids!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday Emily! Have a fun time in HI? Are you going to be around before HI so that we'll get to see you guys?

Courtney said...

Emily,

I don't have your phone number handy so hopefully you will check your blog. We don't need you to bring the Wii down for us anymore. Thanks anyway!