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. . .
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It’s a birthday hug!  How did I get so lucky to be a teacher?

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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!

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She knows I adore Paris, France.  🙂

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

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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. . .)

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My husband dropped off a surprise latte. Oh yeah!

Aren’t birthdays the best!