Friday, November 7, 2008

Damn near a score ago...

I traded in a youthful life of reckless abandon and spontaneity. I also parted with my flawless taught abdomen. Yes, I traded it all in for what was to come from room 486. And not easily I might add, but from the fruits of 27 hours of labor. We named him Jordan.

Favorite Guy is so wonderful about celebrating our labors of love. Every year during our children's birthdays, he celebrates me-bearer of the fruits. Here's how it all went down this year as Jordan turned 17.

Wednesday evening, I had a lavender and jasmine tea foot bath while perusing this month's issue of Real Simple magazine, washed my hair, moisturized and massaged my scalp in a delicious herbal blend of sweet almond and tea tree oils.

Thursday afternoon, the actual big day, we headed out for a late lunch, (But not before I snagged the cutest shirt dress from Target clearance $12, size small, thank you very much! It fits like old love-I will wear it and post pics soon.) engaged in some good food and giggles, wrapped it up with chocolate mousse and pictures.

And brought the evening to a close with the traditional mom baked cake and the scrapbook shot!

I'm still in shock at how quickly these years have gone by. Yes, even with our fair share of hormonally charged days that seemed to go on forever. I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute!


MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Aw! Congratulations on being a mommy for 17 years! Um, you gonna post a recipe for that cake--looks divine! Happy b-day to your sweetie son, and make sure you take good care of the man who takes such good care of you!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Congrats on raising a fine-looking young man, hope he is as good to you as Favorite Guy is!

I agree with mbb founder - the cake looks yummy!

Happy "birth day" to Jordan and you.
Peace, Judi

shiborigirl said...

How wonderful to have a man who celebrates you on your kids' birthdays! What a catch.

Your family is beautiful. I see a lot of sparkle of humor in everyone's eyes. I bet family nights are great fun in your house!

Ohhh, how I long for a spa treatment!


fly tie said...

so wonderful and something i never thought of: you/the mother being
celebrated for being the bringer forth-er (?) of life during the child's birthday. love it.

happy birthday to your son!

*makes a note to try this sweet almond and tea tree oil blend for the scalp*

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I love the celebration of the fruit-bearer idea. Happy Birthday to Jordan!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

It looks like a great birthday celebration. I really am diggin that cake. I love that you are celebrated on the children's birthdays. That is so appropriate and very unique. *taking notes to give my husband* LOL

Beck said...

He's such a handsome young man. Congratulations to you for doing such a great job for the past 17 years!

High Desert Diva said...

I love that you get spoiled on the day your kids were born.

Happy b-day to Jordan.

I won't even mention the size of clothing I bought at Target today...suffice it to say, not small.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, how sweet. I think my hubby needs to start incorporating the celebration of mom and child. Well done!

They grow so fast, so enjoy all the moments...even the crazy teen years.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Glad the day went over so beautifully. Looks like you all had a blast.

Kylie B said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday to your son!

I also just wanthed to say Thank-you so much for the Halloween prezzie it was wonderful, I ended up having my son on Halloween so it is going to be one Hoilday we are sure to remember.

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