|Peanut butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cheesecake, Raspberry Lemonade, Chocolate Sundae, and Grasshopper|
Despite the lame cupcakes, it was a perfect birthday. Guess what I got this year? (Most of you know because you contributed. And for that you are AWESOME! I love you.) I got this:
It is an album titled "Dear Chelsi." It is a compilation of letters from dear friends of mine, past and present, wishing me a happy day, telling me why I'm loved, and recalling memories. How hard did I cry? Hard. I made several awful faces whilst reading the letters because there were a lot of laughing/crying combos. Not pretty. It's on film and I must destroy it.
The album is not just letters, either. Spence designed postcards for people to write on! Complete with stamps and addresses and everything. Then he mailed each person a postcard to hand-write their messages on, complete with a self-addressed stamped envelope. They all went to my sister's house. THEN he put them all in a scrapbook album, on actual paper (that matched my gift bag and tissue paper AND the embossing on the album!), inside of little flippable pockets...with EYELETS! He must be paying more attention than previously thought when I scrapbook. It is beautiful.
He worked so hard. He even got two of my ex-boyfriends to contribute. Now that is an accomplishment. (He actually apologized for not being able to find Colby. Don't apologize honey, the CIA probably couldn't find Colby.) I could not believe some of the people he found to contribute! Some were people I haven't seen for AT LEAST five years, and it was sooo good to "connect" with them other than Facebook stalking. In all, I got 45 letters. He said only five people didn't respond. I can't tell you how loved that made me feel. If you contributed, thank you. I will cherish your words forever.
And to my husband, thank you. I may need a third job to save up enough money for something equally spectacular (but in a non-sentimental practical way) for your birthday in May. :D I love you.