My birthday weekend

Three words: I FEEL SO LOVED!  Ok, that was four but who's counting.  My birthday gifts just kept coming after I got the child carrier from John early.  Friday night John texted me after dinner saying he had a patient that wasn't doing great and he had to stay.  After a while he said his patient passed and the family went nuts and he had to call security.  He assured me he was ok but bogged down with paperwork and wouldn't be home for a while.  I was starting to get worried when 10:00 rolled around and he still wasn't home.  Then he walked in the front door and said, "so... I lied..." I was so confused because the next thing that came through the door was our baby carrier!  Then I saw Amy but it still took me a second to realize what was happening!!  I was soooooo glad to see her.  I've been a little lonely recently and it was just fantastic timing.

One of the cool things about Amy coming was that she brought baby Jet with her.  I had seen him once in the hospital before we moved but was unable to touch him as he was still in the NICU and only mom and dad could touch him.  So for the first time, I got to hold that sweet little boy!  We pulled out our baby gear so she didn't have to lug stuff with her.

On Saturday after breakfast, John gave me a card to open and inside was a gift certificate to Tall Grass Spa and Salon! He had already made us reservations and everything.  So Amy and I left the kiddos with John (Aaron, Ethan, and Jet) and went out to lunch, took a beautiful drive in the mountains, and ended up at the spa where we still didn't know what were getting.  We were treated to the most luxurious spa pedicure I have ever had and a shellac manicure.  Plus we both got our make up done as well.  The spa was beautiful and the service was impeccable.  We were certainly pampered!  When we got back home Matt (Amy's brother) was there holding baby Jet.  It was the first time he had seen the little peanut too!  We went to dinner at a nice restaurant and the kids actually did pretty well!  Amy gave me a beautiful friendship ring necklace.  I love it!

 Giddy in the bathroom after changing into my robe.  First time I've ever gotten a pedi with no pants on!

 My throne! : )

 Matty and baby Jet

On Sunday we went to church and then I had a Zumba interview that I would have rescheduled had I known the surprises that were in store for me that weekend!  Amy and I left my boys with John later and we headed for the mall to look for some jeans.  Little Jet was an angel.  We had pizza for dinner at our house with Matt and Jaquelyn too and then I had to take Amy back to the airport.  I was very sad to see her go but so happy we got to spend the weekend together!  Did they do good or what?

Monday - my actual birthday - John and I took the kids out for a beautiful mountain hike where we could actually see Pikes peak in the distance!  I could not believe we could see it from that close to Denver.  The pack is amazing.  I carried Ethan up the mountain, and Aaron down.  I don't think I'll be carrying Aaron much - he's heavy!!!  But for short distances it's not too bad.  Finally, we made it to our last parenting class that we have been taking at Red Rocks Church and they had brought a birthday cake for me.  : )

 Pikes Peak in the distance

I opened my cards from my family and John's family and with my birthday money I have ordered 3 new Zumba tops and a pair of Zumba cargo pants!  I'm also planning on getting a new pair of hiking pants and some trekking poles.  I also got a nice package from Chelsee with shadow boxes that I wanted to display the kids artwork.  Man - I am soooooooo blessed!  What a FANTASTIC 30th birthday this has been.  Thank you so much to everyone.  I feel so loved.
I don't know why but 30 just feels like the beginning of a whole new chapter of my life full of possibilities.  And... I have the BEST husband EVER!


  1. A full week later, and my nails still look perfect!!! And that picture of you and Jett is priceless, he's looking right up at you :) and you kind of match!! Love it! What a fun getaway


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