Sunday, January 17, 2010

My wife be the best

As you know from the previous post, my 30th birthday was this past week. And I just have to say that ol' Meggers did one heck of a job making me feel extra special. It all started Wednesday night, the night before my birthday. I had been out watching a UNC game, and, when I got home, one whole wall in our dining room was covered with sheets of construction paper, each one with a reason why Meg loves me.

Then, on Thursday, she said I could eat anywhere I wanted, and I, of course, chose buffalo wings. 20 of 'em. I was feeling it. But the big reveal that night was that Meg had bought me a Wii. This really meant a lot because she hates video games. But she knows how much fun I have with them, so she's selflessly indulged me.

On Friday, when we got home from work, the table was set for 6, and she informed me that a few of our good friends were coming for dinner. It was a really nice time just hanging out and relaxing. And she even had them do something I had suggested a couple of weeks ago as a joke. She had them bring a book from which they read their favorite passages. Really enjoyed that. Honestly.

And then on Saturday we had the big party at the Draft Barn, where about 16 of our friends came and celebrated with me. It was such a fun time, and a perfect way to end my 30th birthday week. (Trust me, those are sleepy eyes in my pic. It wasn't that big of a bash.)

Meg really made me feel loved, and I really appreciate that. 30 only comes once, and she made it special. Thanks, Meggers. I love you!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Main Squeeze

Turns 30 today!
My hot young getting to be an old hot distinguished man.
Happy Birthday Gabe- I thank God for you on a daily basis, I am blessed to have you in my life. Thanks for serving me and loving me with Christs love.

I hope today is a fantastic day for you! May the best be yet to come,
your spring chicken (and the pup)

Monday, January 11, 2010

New babies make me Smile....

See the super attractive couple in the last post? O ya' there are a few of those...The one with the pretty black dress and the white button down? Ya' we go to church with them...and they make beautiful babies!

Aubrey and Andrea just welcomed their baby girl into the world Sunday night. Her name is Anaiah and o my....she makes my heart smile! She is beautiful...her folks are doing really well and are smitten beyond belief....

But hey- after these pictures, aren't you?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

We spent new years with some great friends and had a fantastic time ringing in the new year! Only good things for 2010...

This is very blurry but was too fun not to share!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas in NC

We drove to NC this year to be with family for Christmas...we had a wonderful time.
We stayed at my folks house the first part of the week and then moved down the street to Gabe's folks for the rest of the week.

We went to Christmas Eve service with both families and went back to the Rob's for some stew. We also got a call from our friends in Scotland to announce the arrival of Isla Rebekah (congrats Kenny and Jude!!) Then Christmas morning we all woke up at 4:15 to serve at a soup kitchen for their annual Christmas breakfast. Unfortunately Gabe was still sick and couldn't join us but this was definitely a highlight of the week. We all left feeling blessed beyond belief. We had a big breakfast together and then we relaxed until dinner. Sue and Dave came back over and we had a nice big meal! We then spent a few hours playing rock band- this family sure knows how to "rock"!
Gabe spent the majority of Saturday 4-wheeling with my step father. Ask Gabe about it- his whole face lights up everytime he talks about it and tells everyone it was the most fun he has had in a long time!
We moved to Gabes parents home for the rest of our visit. We played lots of Wii and ate lots of food. We were also able to catch up with a few friends and other family members. It was such a relaxing visit- Dakota and I both got hair cuts (saved at least $100 doing this in NC and not NYC) and I even got a massage from a 2 year old gift card that I had through work. We hit up all of our favorite restaraunts and really had a wonderful week in NC.