Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday memories


So today is my birthday. I have one more year before I can claim I am old, so I am gonna really enjoy it. Last year was my most favorite birthday. here's why- since Daniel and I met, he started a little list in the back of his journal of things he noticed about me that he liked. He continues to add to it and its really quite sweet. He tries to be all sneaky when adding to it and not letting me see cuz he is afraid of coming off as sappy or something- but I love it. Anyway last year he took 100 of those things and compiled them into the gift in the above picture. It made me cry when I opened it and read it last year. I really married one incredible guy- how lucky am I? So thats my favorite birthday.
My worst birthday: when we got married, I moved to Mesa with Daniel. I got a job at a Dr's office, and it was quite the strange change for me cuz I went from working in an office where everyone was LDS to being the only member of the church in that new office. Which was fine- until some of the girls thought it would be funny to bring porn magazines and show them to me as if that was funny. They thought I was stupid for not having slept with Daniel before we got married, and thought I was crazy cuz I never went with them for "drinks" after work. It became a really uncomfortable place to go everyday and I decided I was gonna look for another job after the Holidays. SO on my birthday I go into work- (it was a Friday that year) and right after the crazy morning rush, the office manager pulls me into his office and tells me "you're fired"(try it in your best Trump voice-) cuz I am "not up to par"- his exact words. Now let me just say- being a receptionist is not that hard of a job, so for him to say that in the first place was pretty rude, then add to that the fact I was the one receptionist who was the one who answered the calls, checked people in, made the appointments while the other six receptionists sat around gossiping about Ross and Rachel. Top it off with the fact it was my birthday. And the "Christmas party" where they handed out bonuses was the following week. I was really bummed about that. (the bonus, not the booze fest) anyway I went home and cried cuz I felt like a failure and was confused as to why. Daniel and Michael made it up to me though- they took me to Claim Jumpers for dinner and that was quite the treat! But really what kind of a "boss" fires someone on their birthday. Harsh.

Anyway Daniel has made it a great day again- I will post pictures of my surprise once he lets me open it!(I must say I am really excited!)

Thanks to my family and friends for the kind birthday wishes- you sure know how to make one feel loved!

9 comments:

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, daughter! Love you

Deck The Halls said...

Kimmy,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wished I would have known at church today!
No wonder you were glowing so beautiful today! I love your Birthday gift from Daniel last year! That is a keepsake! I loved hearing about it at the party! That's pretty neat! You have something that all those girls working in that office will probably never have.
I can't wait to hear about your surprise!

I hope you had a super great day!

Kristy said...

Happy 'late' birthday Kimmus! I hope it was a wonderful day! I'm sure it was but I hope you know how much we all love you! Tom woke up today saying it was your birthday and we needed to call you and then we looked at our calendar! Sorry, we get all mixed up on the weekends! Hope it was a good one cutie!

Brandon and Amanda Gregory said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love the gift that Daniel gave you. that is so sweet. And that is such a sad story about the worst birthday. so sorry you had to go through all of that. anyways sure hope you had a wonderful day!

alison said...

Happy B-day, so next year you will officially be old? DOes that mean you will joining us in the 30's? Dude your boss was a big jerk, sad you got fired on your b-day, but with the sounds of things, it may have been a blessing in disguise!

Deb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! What a nice romantic husband you have. I'm lucky if I get a practical gift from my husband. The first year we were married he got me a scale for my B-Day! He reassured me it was because we needed one, and not because I was fat.

Anyways I'm sure Karma paid your boss back for what he did to you. And I want to know what some of those hundred things Daniel listed are.

Tina said...

Happy (late) Birthday!

I just think I should add that I don't think you will be particularly old next year...

Trav and Jen Harris Family said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday! I love last years gift, you have such a sweet husband. I'm with you on the last year until you are official old, my last year is half way over :(

Cook Zoo said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I can see why last year was your favorite. What a sweet hubby you have! :)