I guess if I had to sum up my birthday with one word, it would be “unforgettable.” This was one of those birthdays where we will definitely look back and laugh some day. Or maybe just shake our heads.

My husband and kids are so awesome. They did everything within their power to make it a great day for me. I started the morning with flowers and donuts. My first hint that something might be wrong was when the donuts really weren’t that appetizing to me. I was also really lethargic, but thought maybe I just hadn’t gotten enough sleep the night before.

Then, Kent took the kids off shopping. They were gone for several hours, which I took as a good sign! Both my husband and daughter are excellent shoppers. When you put the two of them together, they always come up with something special!

They went to my favorite store, Charming Charlie, and came back with a scarf, necklace, earrings and a ring. They did a great job!

After that, we went to Matthew’s opening day of baseball. His team played great the first half of the game, and they were even in the lead. During the second half, the other team got some awesome hits and pulled ahead. It was a lot of fun and a great first game of the season.

After the game, we went out to dinner and things were still looking good. But around bedtime, things started to turn around. Since the beginning of the month, a horrible stomach bug has been moving through our home. Four people had already had it. Only Matthew and I remained.

Each person would get incredibly ill for about 15 hours. I have cleaned up so many messes in the last few weeks, it’s unbelievable! Typically, it would take about four to five days between victims. Since it had been a full week since the last person had been sick, I thought I was in the clear. Not so lucky.

The night of my birthday, I was sick all night long and into the next day. It was horrible. My family pampered me and made me feel very loved. But for more reasons than one, it was a birthday that will be hard to forget. šŸ™‚

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