Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME.

My birthday is still not for a few more days, but my grandparents took me to dinner last night to celebrate. We ate at this wonderful Japanese restaurant. I probably gained five pounds from one meal, but it was completely worth every minute. We had a great time. I am so fortunate to have my grandparents in my life, and to be so close to them.

The night only got better when I opened my birthday gift. My grandparents are the coolest. Want to know what they got me? Well, I will tell you...a Navigon 2100 GPS system for my car. I am super excited and cannot wait to make the three hour trip back home after the weekend to try it out.

Not only will I put the gift to good use, but it is something that I would never have spent the money on for myself. And to me, those are always the best gifts. Something that you long for, but would never make the sacrifice in your budget to buy. It is great to have family that knows you so well.

What are some of the best birthday gifts you have ever received?


Anonymous said...

I still remember my best birthday, and its gift: When I turned 21, my younger brother/best friend took me to a Coach store and let me pick out whatever I wanted.

It was like the most thoughtful thing ever.

Your grandparents sound adorable. Happy birthday!

pennypincher said...

It is so funny that you mention a Coach bag. I have been hinting around to the bf for a few weeks that I want one. Ha. Too funny.

change is a good thing said...

That's great! :) Happy Birthday!

Best gift I ever received was from an ex-boyfriend who took my dad's high school graduation picture, had it blown up, matted and framed for my 35th birthday. My dad passed away when I was 19, so it was really special! I cried like a baby when I opened it.

Forest said...

I don't remember any specific presents, but I had a friend who threw me a huge bash at her parent's house every year throughout high school. That was probably the best present I could have got.

Happy bird day!