Thursday, February 27, 2014

Another AMAZING Birthday!

This past weekend I had a hard birthday for me to come to terms with.  I don't know why I have such trouble with the number 40, but I do.  Almost all my friends are over that age and I think they're  young and vibrant, but for me, I just feel old.  Now that it's over, I don't really think about it anymore though and life goes on as usual.

Even though I had a hard time getting a little older, I still had a totally awesome birthday.  The night before my birthday, I was laying on the couch, checking out Trim Healthy Mama recipes on Pinterest, when I heard weird breathing behind me. I turned around to see the most glorious sight, my mom, brother and nephew!  They drove 14 hours to come and celebrate my BIG  birthday with me.  I just screamed when I saw them, which really hurt my throat, because of all the cheering I had been doing for the Olympics the past 2 weeks.

They only were able to stay 2 nights, leaving the 2nd morning, but we had a wonderful visit.  My family had planned on going to a family restaurant that Larry and I used to eat at before we had kids and I haven't been there since for my birthday supper, so we all went.  A lot changes in 15 years. The whole chicken breast on my salad was now only 4 skinny strips and the banana cream pie didn't come with tons of real whipped cream anymore and the prices basically doubled!  You can tell we don't eat at a lot of restaurants. We had a blast though and I really did enjoy the food.

It was sad to see them go, but we had a really nice visit while they were here and my little nephew and boys got to get to know each other better.  He and Jacob are only 2 weeks apart.

Here are some pictures;

The boys having fun outside.  It was COLD!

The night before my birthday Rebekah made me a hazelnut chocolate Trim Healthy Mama cake.  I am making a wish.

Me, before we left for supper.

Larry and I at the restaurant.

All of us at the restaurant.

My 3 kids. I love how it looks like Ben's head is growing out of Jacob's shoulder.

My brother, mom and me.

Jacob and my mom.


  1. The long drive to see your face when you seen us was worth every second in that car. It was wonderful to see Larry so excited about bringing you home a present that would give you so much joy. And the kids were real troopers, waiting in huge anticipation for the big moment and not letting the secret out. It was a birthday that will be imprinted in my mind forever. Wonderful happy times. See 40 isn't that bad now is it?

    1. You guys made 40 incredible!!!!! I can't believe the kids kept the secret all that time either!
      Love you!