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!"

5 comments:

Megan said...

haha that is true. THE BIG 3-0 needs to be just as good. Jason did a great job this year.

It is very hard for those birthdays around Christmas. Chris' is the day after Christmas.

I hope you have a HAPPY birthday tomorrow!!!

Bobbi said...

I think I'm going to have Ben read this post...maybe he'll get the hint.

Lana said...

I am crying, Sharon. Way to go, Jason! And thank you, Jesus, for blessing them with one another. Happy Belated Birthday, Friend. And THANK YOU for the Christmas card - I haven't mailed ours yet.

Judith and Lance said...

What a fun birthday for you. You have a wonderful husband who REALLY really loves you. I'm glad you felt so special b/c you DESERVE to feel special. You are a very special lady and I'm so glad God chose to bring you into the world 29 years ago and that He also chose me to be in your life and be blessed by such a faithful, precious friend!

kdana said...

Man I am a sappy mess and crying like a baby. What a sweet husband to do all that for you. from the planning to the follow-through. He really did out do himself. And like he said, good luck to him for matching it next year...the big 3-0.