Yep, this is my last year in my 20s. There was a while there I thought this day would never come, and it was okay with me. But you know, 28 was a pretty good year, there’s no reason why 29 shouldn’t be as well.
I was lucky to have my birthday on a Saturday this year. That’s always fun. Melody bought plane tickets to come a while ago, and then her plans changed a couple times and that sort of went out the window. Until I brought it up again, and somehow talked a few of my family into coming to Colorado for the weekend! Amber’s birthday is only days after ours so we celebrate together when we can. Melody wanted more time together than that, so she ended up buying herself and Julia plane tickets to come in Thursday night. The kids and I couldn’t wait for their arrival. When KC got home, we all piled in the car and picked up the cute pair. The kids got to stay up extra late catching up with their sweet cousin, and once they were finally snoozing, Melody and I talked late into the night, accidentally wearing matching pajamas, I might add, (twin powers at it again!) and finally went to sleep.
We woke up to a mid-fall winter wonderland, which the kids were beyond thrilled about. I didn’t mind it either, with the kids having a playmate outside, and me having company inside. I’m not quite ready for winter, but these little cold bursts are a fun change when we know it won’t last. They played and played out there. We even had snow gear I bought for later that Julia fit into.
We then got ready and took the kids to IKEA, mostly to have a fun place for them to play. Melody and I had a few peaceful moments to ourselves as we shopped around and exchanged decorating ideas. It was great.
Later we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas, my kids’ latest obsession, while we had a pizza picnic in the playroom. We also did a couple crafty things, like pinecone owls and white chocolate skeletons, and when we needed something else to do, we piled in the car again and hit Sonic happy hour. So much fun in one day, I know! We had to pack it in.
The snow has pretty much melted by the afternoon, and Mom, Dad and Amber were on the road. Melody wasn’t feeling well in the evening (her kids had been sick the week before) and went to bed early in an effort to feel better for the big day. The next round of visitors made it around 9:00! We fed them a little dinner, and chatted it up, until everyone was beat.
We realized the next morning that we never had picked out our birthday cereal, so Dad and I made a morning run to Wal-Mart and went with some classics. I’ve been staying away from carbs lately, so that cereal tasted goo-ood. I’ve missed it.
It was a gorgeous day, and we wanted to do something fun for the kids (which would also make the day fun for us) so we went to a nearby pumpkin patch. The kids had a blast, even if there was quite a bit of whining from a certain little girl of mine. After that, we packed up a quick picnic and went to Westlands Park. KC mentioned that we was thinking about picking up the loveseat we’ve been wanting. Happy birthday to me! We sent the boys off on that errand as we played with the kiddos. After the park, KC took the kids home, and we hit the mall and Costco. I know, we were constantly on the go. There’s more. We all went out for some great BBQ, and then had arranged for a babysitter so we could enjoy some adult time at the movies. Captain Phillips was really great, by the way. So, Phew! That was our eventful, busy birthday, and I was so glad to have some of my family there to celebrate with me. We had to pack in as much fun as possible, since they were all driving home the next morning.
It was short, but very sweet. It’s always a great birthday when Melody and I get to spend it together. And being a little drive away makes that so much easier! I’m so grateful to her and everyone else for making the trek. I’ve been missing then, so it was a great birthday present.
Now, the question is, how will I spend this momentous year?! I think I’ll start it off right with a trip to Hawaii in a couple weeks.