Today I turned 38.
Years ago, during a time that CandyMan and I like to refer to as “The Golden Years,” our neighborhood was filled with our best friends. Our back yard connected to another backyard. Our families were so close that we kept our back doors open and would come in and out of each other’s houses at will. Our kids were best friends and we were together nearly every day.
Down the street lived another family, also with kids the same ages as ours. We would swap date nights while we watched each other’s kids, have Thanksgiving dinner together, and share a birthday lunch every October, since my friend and I had back to back birthdays.
Our friends have all moved away, and though we still keep in touch, the Golden Years of park play dates and late nights playing games while the kids all crashed together upstairs is gone.
Yesterday I received the best birthday present ever – the chance to reunite our families for a night of BBQ, soccer, cake, and ice cream. Oh, and my supposedly famous crescent rolls (recipe coming soon).
I can’t imagine anything better than spending my almost-birthday with such good friends…well, except for maybe the news that they were all moving back and we could revisit the Golden years now that our kids are teens.
My birthday gift to you – Blue Bunny Ice Cream giveaway!
We enjoyed taste-testing four flavors of Blue Bunny ice cream last night – Sweet Freedom® Bunny Tracks®, Sweet Freedom® Banana Split, Premium Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake™, and Premium Dulce De Leche. While I was surprisingly pleased with the Red Velvet Cake ice cream, the clear informal “taste test” winner was the Dulce de Leche ice cream, and all of the adults were raving over how perfect it was.
Since I couldn’t invite all of you over for my birthday, how about I give away 5 “Bunny Bucks” good for 5 Blue Bunny ice cream treats of your choice? Enter in the Rafflecopter form below. And good luck!
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Disclosure: I received the Blue Bunny ice cream free of charge, but thoughts, opinions, and unofficial taste tests are my own.
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