Over the weekend so many great things happened. First, our family enjoyed a loooooong three days of togetherness. It was fun and lovely and re-energizing and memorable. Secondly, we celebrated the Fourth of July and went to our first parade with Maxwell, hooray! What a wonderful day for our country to celebrate. And then to top off the FUN category here (if that’s even possible), I turned 29 on Saturday! ;)
Zack surprised me with a birthday brunch with my best girlfriends and our hubbies, pedicures, the sweetest cards from him and Max/Bauer/baby #2. And can I just say — the cards Zack writes for Max and Bauer are hilarious. Oh my. Later Saturday night we had dinner down in Manhattan Beach, and then pulled into our driveway just in time to get Max to bed. And then on Sunday we found ourselves at the pool. Everything about our long weekend was perfect, even the cranky moments of naps being boycotted.
Did you know I’ve known Zack since I was 18? We met as freshman in college at Central Michigan University and have pretty much been inseparable since. Eleven years later and he’s still the same caring, charming man. That in itself is a grand enough gift.
What a wonderful, blessed life this is. The hard days still come around, but focusing on the sweet moments is what pushes us through. I always get excited to turn a year older because it’s another opportunity to reflect on all the positives. Yup :)
PS. Maxwell last year at his first Fourth of July celebration, he’s so tiny!