Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am for my family and friends?
I had a rough week last week. I put a hole in the wall while trying to put a baby gate up, which created a chain reaction of home sickness and wanting my Mom. I was aggravated with my husband for not being able to put up the gate, which in my mind caused me to put the hole in the wall with my own attempt. He is smart enough to know his limitations with home repair, while I am not.
After I put this hole in the wall:
Saturday came and Greg had plans to golf with a friend (a typical weekend for us). Jackson was having a rough day due to teething and not willing to nap. The date couldn’t come soon enough! I spent about 30 seconds picking out an outfit in my closet and managed to throw some curlers in my hair and put on a little makeup. As I was dressing Jackson in PJ’s, Greg questioned the outfit and mentioned his parents can change him into his jammies. I agreed and threw him in a romper that was too small for him, making a mental note to put that outfit in the “too small” bin to give away. I packed a small diaper bag for Jackson and we left the house at 6pm to make our 7pm dinner reservations
On the drive to Greg’s parents’ house his sister called and asked what we were doing and if we wanted to come over so her kids could see Jackson. I remember thinking, “she’s a Mom– she knows 6:30pm is a little late for a play date! Jackson goes to bed at 7:30!” He let her know we were about 15 minutes from his folks house and we were going on a date. I had NO idea what was waiting for us at his parent’s house.
Pulling into the driveway Greg offered to carry Jackson, but since his car seat was on my side I just grabbed him. I remember hearing talking as I opened the door to find 40 of my closest friends and family there yelling, “Surprise!!!!” It felt like the twilight zone because I have never had a surprise party and couldn’t believe this was for me. I saw my Mom come through the crowd to give me a hug and take Jackson from me, who was NOT pleased with the surprise and scared of all the people waiting for him at his normally quiet Gram and Poppa’s house.
Greg had managed to throw a 30th birthday surprise party for me, fly my Mom up from Florida to it and keep it a surprise! The worst week turned into an amazing one and reminded me just how thankful I am for an amazing husband, family and group of friends. He had me completely surprised by throwing it a month early!
I tear up thinking about how lucky I am to be married to my best friend and have an amazing family. I couldn’t ask for more! Enjoy the pictures from the party, Greg had it catered with all of my favorite foods, complete with a Gator pinata! Thank you Greg and to all my friends and family who came– I will never, ever forget my 30th birthday! I love you!