Actually, I think that my kids were more excited and anticipated it more than I did. I can tell you that I don't "feel" 40 . . .whatever that is supposed to feel like. At least I don't feel like what I thought 40 would feel like.
On the day of my actual birthday we were enduring yet another snow storm here in St. Louis. Little did I know, though, that my husband and friends were scheming and planning. I told Scott that I really didn't want/need anything big but would just like to go out to dinner with a couple of friends. Well, they sure surprised me.
I can't tell you the shock that I had when I saw a room full of my friends. My friend, Janice, is a fantastic party planner so I guess Scott just put her in charge and boy, did she come through.
The room was absolutely beautiful. We had a private room surrounded by natural wood and coolers full of wine.
I "might" like to drink a bit of wine. Loved my "40 and Fabulous" wine gift from some really great friends, Angie and Kori.
I also "might" like to gamble a bit . . .
Janice made tons of picture props . . .cigars, mustaches, glasses. They were so much fun!
Angie and Kori gave me the great wine glass
After party at the casino
Corey (my Sunday Funday buddy) and Ann--great neighbors!
Although you would think that it goes against my personality but I truly am not a "center of attention" person. I always feel like I am putting people out. This is why I really appreciated all of the time, effort, and secret conversations that took place to make this a surprise for me. It was great to celebrate with everyone. It was definitely a birthday to remember!
My sister and me
Sue and me