Monday, May 24, 2010

And The Award for Best Producer of a Birthday/Holiday Season goes to . . . Mommy on the Spot

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*Approaches podium and graciously accepts her award

Thank you for this lovely award. For those who don’t know what Birthday/Holiday Season is, it is the time of year when there are numerous birthdays with one or more holidays during an extended period of time. For me, this season began March 27th and officially ended May 15th. During that time, I celebrated the following birthdays: Thomas, My Brother, My BIL, Harrington, My Nephew, My MIL, and Marie. There was also Easter, a family field trip to a farm to see baby animals, Tigers Opening Day, and Mother’s Day. Most of these events were observed on more than one day, and 80% were hosted at my house. If you break it down, we had at least one event every weekend. Believe me when I say that there was a lot of drama surrounding some of these events, but why focus on that when there are so many positive things that happened during this season. Birthday Season is awesome because I love, love, love family gatherings. I love watching the Babes play with their friends and cousins. I love all the bonding that went on during this season. Yes, it was hectic, but when I really look at it, I am pretty damn lucky to have a family to celebrate. So without further ado, I would like to thank those that helped make it possible for me to be the given The Award for Best Producer of a Birthday/Holiday Season. . .

Thank you for the many people I have in my life that I have the pleasure of celebrating their existence. The Babes and Harrington, this season celebrates you. You, too, My Brother, MIL, Nephew, and BIL.

Thank you, Jesus, for the Easter holiday. What’s there not to love about Easter especially since there are so many delicious chocolate treats and tasty hams to eat? My only thing about Easter is that it’s only one day, and I could use another two to make everyone happy.

Thank you, coffee bean growers in Columbia that supply Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and thank you, Costco buyer who made the decision to carry this perfect product. You kept me running, for sure!

Thank you, California and French vineyards for the wonderful wine that you produced. Your product was an instrumental part in my down time, which is way more fun and inexpensive than that bite guard my dentist told me to get.

Thank you, inventor of the DVR. Words do not express the contentment that comes over me knowing that I can wait to watch Modern Family on my time or that my 5 episodes of Parenthood will wait for me when I can get to them. No pressure.

Thank you, again, Costco for making delicious and fabulous –looking cakes for only $15. I love you.

Thank you, Windex. While hosting many events at my house, you helped me make my house look shiny when I felt far from it. Shhhh, I even use you on wood.

Thank you, Crazy 8 and Target for helping me put together coordinating wardrobe changes for each family member for each of these scenes. Everyone looked incredible, and I didn’t go over budget.

Thank you, again, Harrington. You are awesome!! We got through it together!

Thank you, Mom, for helping me with the Babes and everything else. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you, bloggie and IRL friends, for letting me vent.

Thank you, Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York. You soothed my tired mind, because for the duration of your shows, your circus was a nice break from my own.

Thank you, Wii Trainer from the Sports Active Game. Thank you, Saturday Step Aerobics Class/Core Express. Because of the both of you, I was able to go through 8 weeks of eating tacos, pizza, ham, cake, ice cream, chocolate, and more cake and LOOSE weight! How is that even possible?!

Thank you again, everyone! You are all awesome! Here are a few pictures of the different scenes of the Birthday Season Production. Please enjoy. (And here’s the big reveal of what I look like. I figure if I am going to Blogher, and you see me sitting alone, you now know who I am and can save me from feeling like the new kid at school who doesn’t know anyone, right)?

Before his big party!

Thomas and Marie at his big party!

Thomas did not like cake. . . at first.

Easter eggs

Easter morning

Opening Day

Meeting baby animals. The cow licked him, and he giggled and stuck his hand out for more!

Intermission of pics because Blogger won't let me add anymore. Look for part 2!


Daily Dose Diva said...

WOW! That's quite the birthday season! I really like the positive attitude through it all. It's a lot of work and sometimes does not bring out the best in us. But when we look back on our lives, those are the days we are going to remember with a smile :-)

Looking forward to part 2!

Aunt Becky said...

YAY! Congrats! I'm coming up on Birthday Season myself and starting a high protein version of Weight Watchers. Imma kick this weight off if it kills me.

Moonspun said...

Wow...that is quite the season! but you make an excellent point about being blessed to have much to celebrate. I like the way you talked about this, the award acceptance. Very creative! (and I won't tell anyone about the windex on wood)

~Laura said...

I love how you wrote this. I am exhausted just listening to it! Congrats to you on all of the milestones!

Ali said...

Congratulations. Pass the champagne! Time to celebrate, and relax!!!!
(I mean everyone of those exclamation points!)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

This is fantastic! I hear you on so many levels. My season runs from Thanksgiving through January 3 and then the entire month of June there is something and I am always the host, but the holiday season there are 4 birthdays and I do all 3 holidays to-boot!

You are going to BlogHer! How fun!!!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Are you meeting Aunt Becky in person!!! OMG!