Monday, June 08, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Last week I celebrated my birthday and had such an incredible day. I usually don't care about my birthday that much. The only thing I insist on every year is that Brad buy me a Mud Pie from Baskin Robbins. There have been a few years that he got a little mixed up and got me a cake by mistake. But, the cake isn't nearly as good as the pie. This year he got it right and even had them write "Happy Birthday" on it. That alone would have made my day, but I had so many surprises. I think what made the surprises so special was that they were so unexpected. I got gift cards to Target, Starbucks and even a fancy restaurant for a date with my husband complete with babysitting. I got a whole box of new clothes from my sis and a beautiful pair of earrings from my parents. We got an unexpected invitation to dinner at a friend's house that night. So fun! I really do have such incredible friends and family. I feel very loved. 

But here's the best birthday present - Brad has a JOB!!!! And we don't have to move! You should have heard the sigh of relief from the kids and I once the decision was made to accept the offer. Six months of being unemployed. Wow. It has been a tough six months. I'm so proud of him. Through it all he continually kept working so hard on finding a position. Every day he worked at it. He had so many interviews and prospects. And so many disappointments when other jobs fell through. In the end, he was a top candidate for two positions, one here and one across the country. He chose to accept the offer here even though the other job offered a lot of tempting benefits. And I'm so glad!


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Cari! I'm so glad Brad found a job!!! Praise God! I'm glad you all don't have to leave 'burque :) Now, to get Amanda down there ;)

The Wades said...

Happy late birthday and congrats on the job! I know that had to be super hard on all of you. I'm glad that storm is over.

Never tried their mud pie. Might out to some time.