She asked me if it bothered me when I reached that milestone and I thought back to the day when I turned 50. My hubs totally surprised me (with the help of a few of my friends who love to scheme and you know who you are!)
He was working in Wichita KS for weeks at a time and planned a surprise birthday party for me while he was away.
A clubhouse was rented and decorated to the hilt, a couple of friends invited us out for dinner at a restaurant called Jeremiah Johnsons. I rate a restaurant on a couple things: the bathrooms - and then the food & service. If they have all of these things, they are tops in my book - and Jeremiah Johnson's had the coolest bathrooms I've ever seen.
I don't know how many folks were at my party but it was an awesome mixture of co-workers, family and friends from church and kids that were in our youth group that I had the privilege of being a part of their life and watching them grow up and it was perfect!
I was so shocked and overjoyed ... I think a gazillion kids dog piled me at the door when I came in! It was the best ♥
Oh, then I went home and saw what was waiting for me in the front yard, compliments of some of my closest teenage friends - lol!!!
You aren't seeing things... that is a mile of string and yarn intertwined with black balloons and about 5 packages of plastic forks, spoons and knives.
One year, a neighborhood kids trike even wound up in the middle of the maze! Man, now that was funny!
Tomorrow, I turn 55 - but I think it's gonna be real hard to top this one :)
OH, and for the record... yes, it bothered me a little more than I cared to admit at the time that I finally reached 50. This morning I jokingly told her that although she might start getting literature in the mail from the AARP, I get the Senior Discount at Denny's!! Oh, happy day - it doesn't get any better than this! ♥