I just had to share with you the magical day I had.  Today is my birthday.   Woot!  I am not mentioning how old I am (do the math, my oldest child is 29 years old. . . yikes!)

I am used to little fanfare with a birthday so close to Christmas.  Hey, people are busy.  No biggie.

But sometimes, life goes a different way.   Today was one of those days – with lots of fanfare!  Here is a little glimpse into my birthday. . .
It's a birthday hug!  How did I get so lucky to be a teacher?

My celebration started in the morning.  I woke up to a house completely decorated with handmade signs everywhere and in every room.  My daughter, Abbey, went overboard and it was the BEST!
The living room floor was covered in balloons!

She knows I adore Paris, France.  🙂

My students made this adorable sign using their hand prints to make cupcakes with candles!

The children “filled my bucket” with wonderful compliments!  They made me a DVD — with interviews of the children talking about me.  Oh my word.  Precious beyond words.  (I need a kleenex. . .)

My husband dropped off a surprise latte. Oh yeah!

Aren't birthdays the best!