September was a super fun and busy time for our little family. We celebrated my 30th birthday, Tucker's 3rd birthday, started going to the gym every morning, Jada started preschool, and went on a family vacation to Seagrove, Florida. All of those things took lots of preparation and time. I feel like I was busy all day every day, but we had so much fun.
My 30th birthday was my BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER! My sister, Tiffani, surprised me and flew in from Michigan for the weekend. It was so wonderful to spend some time with her. She is the best. To add to that, with the help of my friends and sister Lindsey, they threw me a surprise birthday party. Under the assumption that my friends and I were going to attend the temple on the night before my birthday, I headed to Candice's house to car pool together. When I got there all seemed in order. Candice made up some lie about her husband building her a new table and how she wanted me to come out to the back porch to see it. That's where the surprise happened. I opened the blinds to lights, food, cute eloquent decorations (all done by Candice and Melissa), and a porch full of my friends and two of my sisters (Tiffani and Lindsey). This is where I found out that Tiffani was here as well. It was amazing! I was so overwhelmed with all the work they put in for ME. I feel so spoiled and lucky to have such amazing, talented friends and sisters who would do so much for me.
The night was the best. I loved every second of it. They had done a "30 Favorite Things" theme and all the food and desserts were based off that. A somewhat random collection of lots of my favorite foods. Unfortunately I ate dinner before coming, but non the less, it was awesome. Ahhhh, so awesome. I sure love surprises, and having my sister be one of them was the best!
That was only the beginning to a weekend of fun and partying. On Saturday, my actual birthday, my sisters and I went and got pedicures, I opened a ton of gifts (I really was spoiled this year!) including new shoes from Lindsey and Tiffani, donuts from Kenny, a serger from Michael, gift cards and money to go shopping, chocolate covered strawberries and flowers from "the kids", a sweet "Forever 29" shirt from Michael, the list goes on. It was way more than I expected or could have dreamed.
That evening we got a babysitter and Lindsey, Kenny, Tiffani, Michael and I went to Fox Brothers BBQ for dinner. It was my first time. It was the bomb. If you haven't been, you should go. We had a fun time out chatting and eating delicious food. By 9:30PM I was pretty exhausted and could barely stay awake (we were up until 2 AM the night before following my party). Though I wanted to continue the party, it wasn't happening. We headed home and I went to bed. I really am getting old!
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* He weighs 37 pounds
* He is 39.5 inches tall