I came home to this:
(A birthday package from the boyfriend and my baby Brannigan.)
Could it have gotten any better than that? I didn't think it could, but add two safe flights, with a successful connection in Phoenix, a Winter Wonderland (which I was actually happy to see since I didn't have snow on Christmas), and 3 beaming faces at the airport as happy as could be to pick up their daughter/sister and, well, that's what pure happiness is, my friends.
I've had some fantastic birthday eve's in the past. Two that come to mind right away are..
2006: "I love Hagai" girl with Caitlyn on the set of my Daddy's movie.
2011: Saw "Tangled" with Mr. C.
BAM. How wonderful are those! But the excitement of flying home to visit my loving friends and family for a couple days was one of the best I have ever had.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love my family and I am so grateful they changed their schedules around so that I could spend my birthday week in a loving environment. The are the best.