Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday Danielle

My 40th birthday started off with a bang!  I began the morning with a morning boot camp to get my old bones moving!  Then my good friend Erin organized a birthday breakfast for me at Cinnamon Productions.  I am so grateful for wonderful friends!  Appropriately I had oatmeal for breakfast...since I am soo old now!  Haha!  I loved the advise I got from my fellow "40's" club members....this is the age when you no longer "care" about all those minor details that use to bog you down.  I liked that advise the best!

After breakfast I came home to some wonderful homemade cards from Trevor and Madalyn.  I will cherish those forever!  Mackenzie posted a sweet blog post to me on her blog also which was touching.  

Then the family brought me upstairs to open my gift...... a new iMac!  My computer's (pc) hard drive is going bad so Ryan and I went shopping for a new PC last night.  However the sales guy really got me excited about a Mac.  As we all know Macs are about $700 more than a pc so I was so surprised when the family bought me an iMac.  I am so excited to learn how to use it!  if there are any mac lovers out there that could share some favorite features that I need to add I would really appreciate the advise!

Ryan was so excited to see if it works that he plugged it right into the wall in our bedroom and got to work.  Super simple set up!

While Ryan set up the computer with the help of Meredith the other three kiddos were busy laying on our bed playing with their electronics...hello...anyone home???  I think not! hahah!

After the computer was all set up we drove up to Long Beach to have dinner with my family.  Ryan had made reservations at Javiers at the Spectrum since Mexican food is my favorite,  but I was craving Soupplantation.  I got a bit teased for wanting to go there for my 40th birthday, but whatever! My soup and salad were delicious...hahaha!!  After dinner my grandparents and sister came over and we had yummy cupcakes and ice cream.  
It was probably one of my favorite birthdays because I able to workout, spend time with friends, and share the day with my family!  Thank you to everyone who made this day so special!  I am loving 40 so far!


Kari said...

Looks like a super fun day. Happy birthday Danielle. I love all of the blog posts too.

Jaime said...

What a great day!! I would take Souplantation any day!!