A birthday surprise

My birthday was over a week ago, but I’m just now finding time to sit down with my blog. Maybe I should have wished for a little better time management or priorities at night, then I’d have some more time to write. But I didn’t and I don’t. Some day…

I kind of feel like a birthday snob this year. I traveled (for work) leading up to my birthday and had multiple birthday desserts! If you’re eating out anyway, this is the way to go – free meals with special desserts!


My birthday was on a Friday and I’m in love with that kind of birthday. I used to love any kind of weekend birthday, but this year I found that a Friday one is even better. I took vacation and didn’t have to care for anyone else. ALL DAY. It was the best! I did kind of overbook myself, but it was all in the name of pampering so it was still a great day. I went back to sleep after the boys left, had lunch with my husband (ended up being free because the waitress was slow getting our drinks), got a hair cut, had a chiropractor adjustment, got my free birthday Starbucks (that I’ve gotten a few times), and got a mani/pedi with a friend.


Then said friend took me out of town for dinner. I thought we were meeting up with another friend. It turns out we were meeting up with many friends! We walked into one of my favorite restaurants, around the corner we went, and 10 beautiful faces smiled and said, “SURPRISE!” I’ve never had a surprise party and it was great! I was completely surprised and felt so special. As special as any birthday girl should! 🙂


Dinner was delicious and the company was great. I randomly see all these girls, but it’s not very often that we’re all together for something. It made me feel extra special that they all came out! The weather was supposed to get bad that night so we didn’t stick around for drinks after dinner, but that’s ok. After all, 31 isn’t exactly 21. 😉


For a year that I thought was just going to be another day, it turned out to be an unexpectedly wonderful day! I’m so thankful to have such wonderful friends in my life. Ones that make my day extra special. As a perpetual activity planner, it was pretty cool to have someone plan a surprise for me!


2 thoughts on “A birthday surprise

  1. Deb Bonser

    Kyley, This is precious. It is always so great when you have friends who will do this for you. Hold on to those friends, you will appreciate them even more as you get older.

    1. Thanks, Deb! Nothing would make me happier than to have this group many, many years from now!

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