When they write the book of my life, what section will I be in? Mystery? Horror? Romance? Or just misfiled and jammed in the back under military history? -Samantha, Samantha Who?
Last weekend I celebrated turning a quarter of a century. I know that for some of my readers, this seems pretty young, but for me, it’s a milestone birthday. In my young life, I’ve experienced many ups and downs. I’ve survived some atrocious relationships, over ten different moves (all after I graduated high school), family hardships, the births of my two nephews and one niece, high school, college, I am on my second “grown up” job, and hopefully the beginning of a very important chapter in my romantic life.
Match and I spent Saturday night celebrating not only my birthday but his mother’s as well. It is a little freaky that we share the same birthday isn’t it? But she’s great, and we get along so well. I couldn’t ask for a better boyfriend’s mother. We started the night off right with my favorites-cheese and wine, yum. Then I got to show off my mad skills on the bocce ball court. Match warned me that his family is really competitive. I laughed at that because my family wrote the book on cutthroat competition for “friendly games”. I ended up partnering up with one of the family friends and whooping both teams we played, first Match and his uncle, then Match’s dad and another friend.
After our game, we were waiting for dinner and Birthday Twin called. We both gushed over turning 25. He was surprised to hear that Match’s mom shares our birthday as well. He said, “Yeah, but not the same exact birthday. Friends for life!” It was really sweet. After I hung up with him, I went back to Match and sat on his lap. I told him it was BT who had called, and he smiled. Then I gave him a huge kiss and said I was so happy exactly where I was.
Dinner was great-Match’s Mom got me this really thoughtful gift called an Iron Fairy. I know it sounds cheesy, but it was right up my alley. Each fairy comes with their own description, and she found one that matched me perfectly-a fairy that loves to clean and sing. Hehehe. I seriously love this woman, and it’s so fitting that she’d be the perfect Boyfriend Mom, goes along with the perfect boyfriend. 🙂
Sunday Reality Check and I went out for lunch and then off to see The Women. It was a very girlie movie, and I gotta say, not my favorite. It was sweet, but I definitely preferred Sex and the City. I won’t give the movie away, I will just say it was definitely a man hating movie, and I just don’t hate the men in my life. I did like that it focused on female friendships and the important women in our life. I’ve always struggled with that, and on my birthday it was obvious to me those women that are special to me, and I’m very grateful to have them in my life. Coast Sister, Mama Drama, and Reality Check, I love you girls! Thanks for giving me a great birthday. 🙂
Anyways, back to my night: Match took me to my favorite sushi restaurant, where we made those silly googly eyes at each other over rainbow rolls and wasabi. He made me open my card at the table, and he was all excited like a little boy. He got me two one hour long sports massages for after my half marathon next month. It was so thoughtful! 🙂
Being that it was my birthday, my phone wouldn’t stop blowing up. I thought for sure my
Bluetooth headset was going to die from all the activity. It was sweet that all three of my brothers remembered to call me. Birthdays make me miss family a lot, and this year was no exception. Still, as I snuggled up on the couch with Match, eating birthday cake and laughing at our spastic animals, I couldn’t help but think that I’ve got a pretty great little family with Match and the pets.