6 days ago
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Last of a decade
Well, tomorrow I will be turning 29! I had wanted to be married, with kids, in a house, and to have taught several years by the time I was 30. I am so blessed to say that I have done all of those things. I did want to be done with kids by the time I was 30, but obviously that won't be happening. Which I am okay with, I want to enjoy Blake as long as I can before having another baby enter our lives.
Jason out did himself this year for my birthday. On Saturday, he woke me up with several strokes on my feet as I was sleeping in bed. I turn around to see him standing by my side with a candle in my favorite doughnut and coffee. He stood there and sang just the last part of "happy birthday to you". He gave me the cutest card ever!
My sister Janna, which Blake just LOVES...came and watched Blake for us. She is a lifesaver to be able to allow us free babysitting.
Then we got ready and we started off on our little surprise birthday day for me. He didn't tell me where we were going, but I could tell after a while we were headed to the city. As we walked down the city streets, I didn't know where we were going, but he whisked me into the door of this place. I didn't see a sign for it, but I finally did ask him..where we were. He took me to a restaurant that I had wanted to go to for so long...The Grand Lux. It was beautiful. We didn't have to wait long at all and even got a window seat. We had awesome food with a great Key Lime pie to top off our meal. During the meal, Jason kept saying he couldn't wait for the next part of my surprise he was so excited. After we ate we walked a little on Michigan Ave. It was so fun! I spotted one of my favorite stores: Express. Jason said perfect, we can go shop there after your next surprise. We turned the corner and low and behold there was a horse and carriage, we went on a horse and carriage ride in the city. I have always wanted to do that, and finally was able to. The snow began to fall as we were on our ride and the sound of hte horses hooves and bells made it so Christmas like, it was perfect. We got off the carriage and headed to Express where I was able to get several items. It was the best birthday I think I have ever had. I usually celebrate my birthday on Christmas Eve..my actual birthday, but I told Jason that this year maybe we can do a separate day for my birthday. We did, and it was wonderful. Jason did a great job of preplanning everything...even Janna coming to babysit. As we were ending our day together Jason looked down at me and said, "Wow..I really have to think about how to out do this for your 30th!"