How I spent my FIRST 29th Birthday.

Yesterday I celebrated my very first 29th Birthday! I can foresee at least a few more 29th birthdays in my future. This year my husband totally spoiled me, and not only bought me a present, but surprised me with it too! I have to admit, it is incredibly difficult for my husband to surprise me because I am one nosy b*tch! It's true, I have to know everything. Well, to my surprise, on the morning of my birthday I opened up a giant box, with a smaller box inside, with a brand new computer inside!! Yay!!  This gift was truly a necessity, you know with all the blogging that I do!
The pictures to the left pretty much sum up my day. The one on the top right is me with my momma, who I have to give mad props to, because without her, I would pretty much be non-existent. 

So every birthday of my life has begun with a cupcake. It has been a tradition since my dad was young, that we are woken up with a cupcake, a candle, and the family singing "Happy Birthday." This year my oldest tried to steal my wish by blowing out my candle, but it's okay.  That's just what happens when you have little kiddos.

I like to plan my birthday ahead of time by signing up for birthday freebies. For some companies, when you join their mailing list, you will get a "Happy Birthday" coupon in your email. This year I had a free Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity from IHOP for breakfast, took the kids to the self car wash, then headed to Downtown L.A. for my free Starbucks drink and free Lemon Meringue cupcake from Sprinkles!  After relaxing at home for a bit, we went to dinner and a show at Medieval Times (More on our fun time at Medieval Times on the next post). I also have emails from Jamba Juice, Baskin Robbins, Red Robin, and Cold Stone creamery. Fun stuff! I totally recommend signing up for your birthday freebies.
Do you have any birthday traditions?