Today is an occasion I have been excited about (read: dreading) for months. Mr. RH's birthday!!
A year ago today, a former of employee of mine came into my store. She was recently hired at the store where Mr. RH was working at the time and I seized the golden opportunity to ask about him.
"So, what's the deal with that guy over there? You know the one, curly hair, sexy shoulders, etc...."
"Oh, um, Brandon? (Note: Not Mr. RH's name. She was so clueless.) It's his birthday today, actually."
"Oh, do you know how old he is?"
In my head I'm thinking: please please please don't be 21. I am a 24 (at the time) year old girl and I cannot go dipping into the kiddie pool. And I really like the look of this guy.
Luckily, that day, was Brandon's 22nd birthday. A year ago today.
And today is not-Brandon's 23rd birthday.
I love birthdays, I do. But I tend to put unrealistic expectations on myself for what a birthday should entail. Should there be balloons, excessive candy and sweets, cake, presents on top of presents, etc. etc. etc.
A girl could really make herself go crazy. Not that I would ever do such a thing.
I got him one bigger gift and a couple of boring, small gifts.
I hid it in a closet (hence this picture) and convinced him to go stumble upon it there. It was pretty funny! Not really a huge surprise, but fun nonetheless.
I also baked him my family's extra-special homemade birthday cake. I'm not sure he's ever had it before, and I know he's not really a cake fan (he says pie is better, which is BS).
Today will be spent (together) eating Chick-fil-A, shopping, shopping, relaxing with his nieces and the rest of his family, and eating cheesecake for dinner.
All in all, a pretty solid day. I wonder who wishes for most of the things on that list above? Is it fair if I enjoy his birthday more than he does? Let's not answer that.
Happy Birthday, Mr. RH! Can't wait to spend a fun day together.
Sometimes, I think that God purposefully puts people in your path to help you in one way or another.
Last year, I wrote this post.
A year ago, Mr. RH came into my life to make sure I would never forget sweet Cohen, or his family, or his birthday.
Sending lots of love to Megan and her family today.