Friday, October 16, 2009

Best. Birthday Present. EVER.

Ya'll?

Today? Three of my friends gave me this:



I'M NOT KIDDING.



I have wanted a Kitchenaid mixer for like...ever. I had seriously just told some friends yesterday that I was going to set aside a little money every month until I could afford one. YESTERDAY.

My friends had apparently had the same idea and had been saving little bits of money every single month for a year. So they could give me this.

As I unpacked the box? I kept saying over and over, "I cannot believe I own this. I cannot believe this beautiful thing is mine." Someday it will be my daughter's. I cannot believe it.



The most amazing gift, though, is that three women, who didn't even know I existed in the world three years ago, would love me so much that they would give me such an amazing gift. That they would give me their friendship and love every day of my life. Even when I don't deserve it. Even when I'm sure I drive them crazy.

I don't deserve it. I don't deserve them.



But I am so thankful. For them. For their friendship.



And I am so making them cookies.

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

What wonderful friends! How blessed you are, I don't have three friends in this world who would ever think to do something like this for me! Lucky duck! Enjoy baking!!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh how loved you must be feeling! That's the best thing about a grand gift like that - it leaves you with no doubt!

Lizarita said...

That thing is awesome. The friends? Even awesomer.

Dawn~a~Bon said...

I think they really should write "Oh My Dear Lord!" on the box like that. It would make the blender even cooler!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

MIXER, not blender. Again I fail at Domestic!

Chrissy said...

This is an awesome gift! I got an orange one last year for Christmas, and I love it. I don't have a daughter to pass mine down to, but I do have several nieces who should probably be in competition for it! :)

Congrats, and happy birthday again!

Suzy Voices said...

Dammit, I want one of these! I'm getting one for Christmas from my mom, but I'm impatient. I totally want the pink one, but I think hubby will refuse to use it. Which, maybe is a good thing.

Sharon said...

How awesome! You have great friends. I hope you had a fabulous birthday. And whoa, what happened to Boy Child's hair? Hoping he has a warm hat. :)

Stephanie Snowe said...

Girlfriend do NOT get me started on the Boy Child's lack of hair. He and Jason got the big idea that they should look alike. I could kill both of them.

SJ said...

I love it Stephanie! And I think your co-workers rock.

Happy Birthday girl.

Jamie said...

You have amazing friends, but why wouldn't you? YOU are amazing.

I love those mixers, I got rid of mine when I moved...but I miss it. I literally almost wore it out, and you will find that it is AMAZING.

Hugs, birthday girl. :)

Nen said...

Awesome! Baking will never be the same!! Have Fun with it!!

Kellie said...

Fantastic!

I want one. Because it's pink. I don't cook. Bake. Whatever.

I have a decent standing mixer my MIL gave me. It's not as awesome as a KitchenAid, but pretty close.

It sits beneath the cabinet sobbing that no one loves it.

And, it's not pink.

:)

Bethany said...

What a great gift!! The Big Guy gave me one for Christmas eight years ago and I still love it!

M said...

<3 How very very lovely and what a deserving gal you are for such greatness too. <3

Twisted Cinderella said...

What a wonderful gift! I am so happy for you.

Anne-Kathrine said...

What wonderful friends you have and an awesome gift!! You totally deserve it. I've wanted one for years and will eventually get one lol. Enjoy it!!