My Favorite Birthday- Lane Hayes
November is one of my favorite months of the year. The crisp air, colorful autumn leaves, and the beginnings of ‘holiday fever’ are hard to beat. Oh yes, and it’s my birthday month too! In fact, I celebrated my birthday a week ago in Hawaii with my husband. I traded crisp air and autumn leaves for the tropics and palm trees and had a fabulously relaxing time. This wasn’t a milestone year for me and though our trip was wonderful, I wouldn’t say it was my best birthday ever. That honor goes to my fortieth.
My husband planned a surprise party…say no more. LOL He’s not the type who keeps secrets well. He dropped hints like, “we have an (out of the blue) formal work function to attend and you’ll probably want to dress up for it” and then asked if I’d gone shopping for the occasion. This was from the guy I have to remind at least twenty times about simple calendar events…like dinner with a neighbor. “Wait, you didn’t tell me about that” is a common phrase in our house. So yes, the every other day reminder tipped me off for sure. He might not have pulled off the ‘surprise’ part well, but the party itself was epic. He rented a huge space at a local museum. There was art on the walls (one of my personal passions) and the room was full of music, laughter, and my favorite people.
I’ve had lovely birthdays where the gift or the cake or the place I celebrated made it seem memorable, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a bit more sentimental. Shiny toys and cakes can be amazing, but spending a special occasion with the people I love most can’t be topped. I can’t remember any of the presents I opened or what kind of cake was served that night, but I’ll always remember how my cheeks hurt from smiling so hard and how grateful I felt to have so much love in my life. And with every year that passes, I realize that love, friendship and gratitude are truly the most important gifts.
Happy birthday, Amber! May your day be filled with all of your favorite things and people…and cake. Lots of cake!
Lane Hayes xo
Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and won First Prize in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.
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24 thoughts on “Welcome Birthday Guest Lane Hayes!”
What a wonderful SURPRISE!!!LOL No one in my family could give a surprise anything thing.
It sounds like a lovely birthday (even if it wasn’t a surprise).
That is amazing. I have never had a surprise birthday party.
Sounds like you have a wonderful husband and that sounds like a wonderful birthday.
Nothing is more special than spending your birthday with loved ones. Cake and pretties are just a bonus.
Loved ones are the a number one most important part of a birthday be it one or many loves
It sounds like a great party. Surprise parties are so hard to pull off depending on the size.
Husbands are fun eh? Love to read the book for sure
They try don’t they?😜
What a wonderful birthday memory to share. ❤ it and the guys do try lol
I agree with you, Lane. It is the quality time you spend with your loved ones, that’s the best present ever
Sounds great. Never had a suprise party.
I love Lane’s books!
What a great birthday story!
Thanks for sharing your favorite birthday, and Happy Belated Birthday!
Happy Birthday month. I would take a hawaiian vacation for my birthday. 🙂
Thank you for sharing! That’s quite the surprise and present. Happy belated Birthday!
Thanks for sharing and happy late birthday! Mine was yesterday (35th) spent it with my mother-in-law and my kids!
What a great event! A big surprise like that would be hard to pull off, glad he tried.
Happy late birthday hope you had a great time in Hawaii
Sounds like a wonderful party and that you have a great husband.
Great birthday story Lane.
That was a wonderful birthday story. Having it in a museum would be memorable for me too. Love me some art. Also Happy Birthday for a fellow November birthday girl. 🎂🎉
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