Yup, Today I'm 28 years old. I'm really bothered by this. So far in my twenties, I've enjoyed my birthdays, 20 was great, I really enjoyed 23, I turned 24 on my mission, I was engaged when I turned 26 and I had my first beautiful child at 27... The twenties have been good. But 28, now that's a problem. For one, its WAY too close to 30. I guess it just says to be "Hey! Grow up and be that adult you've been masqurading as for 8 years!" I feel the pressure to be mature. Yup, I've got mixed feelings on this one.
Anyways... For all my mixed feelings, today has been pretty good. I got presents this morning. Doug bought me the ninth season of Frasier & the first season of Ugly Betty ! Woo Hoo! I also bought me a new red diaper bag & a small digital camera to take on trips with my birthday money (thanks Mom, Mom & Dad Croft, and Grandma & Grandpa Croft!)
Doug and I had lunch together at Subway and after work he's bringing me flowers and tonight we're ordering chinese food.
Tomorrow we're having the Sister Missionaries over for breakfast and a party. One of the sisters is going home on Thursday and the other's birthday is Friday. So its a Double Birthday/Going Home Party. It should be fun. I've made Quiche for breakfast.
I also made my own birthday cake for the party tomorrow. Now if you're wondering why I made my own cake and Doug didn't make it for me, its because I enjoy making & decorating the birthday cake, so its my present to me. Its a chocolate cherry cake...
I hope it tastes as good as it looks. Its Chocolate Butter Fudge cake w/ Cherry frosting in the middle, frosted with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and Topped w/ Cherry frosting & Cherries. Mmmm... I'm on a chocolate cherry kick lately... We're serving it w/ chocolate ice cream.
Anyways, I'll post more pictures tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes... Even though I'm not loving 28, I'm loving my birthday & I'm thankful to have such wonderful family & friends to share it with!!