Today my mom has a big birthday -- it ends with a zero! She has stated that she isn't going to be celebrating it, but it is days like this that I feel bad that I live no where close to her. B and I live about 4 hours away from my parents and they are the closet family we have (pseudo family aside).
B and I originally loved being this far away from family -- all the benefits of family, with no obligations to the little details that living near family brings. Now we hate it. L and R rarely get to see their grandparents or Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and B and I are on our own here.
So, I continue to work at getting a job closer to my family and prepare to pack up this house and leave the house to which we brought both of the boys home. There is a lot of sweat and tears that have gone into this house, but it is time to say good bye and I know we are just on a short leash until we leave here.
So, anyways -- back to my Mom. Happy Birthday Mom. Hopefully Dad has something fun planned for your and your parents are not their normal crazy selves!