The Big 4-0!

From May 19-20…..

On May 19th Brent turned the Big 4-0.  I debated and debated for months about what to do – plan a family trip, couples trip, big party, little party, what to do?? The day he turned 30 I had him up until (literally) 5 am laying hardwood floors, so I knew we could do better this time.

In the end, and after getting a little feedback from him, I decided to focus on RELAXATION.  We both took the day off work (luckily it was a Friday! Long weekends are the best!) Lilli got on the bus for school and we dropped Abbi off at daycare – and never told them our plans to play the day away.  If we did, someone would suddenly have been sick…..

First stop – surprise breakfast at Holler and Dash.  It’s a new breakfast place that’s opened near us that we hadn’t tried yet.

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We tried to eat light, but man – they had some good Southern food!

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From there we headed to A Moment’s Peace for massages.  We used to do fun stuff like that before we had kids, but it’s been years since Brent has been and I rarely go more than once a year! It was SO great and we walked out of there feeling super relaxed.

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We grabbed some sandwiches from a deli and headed to Arrington for a picnic and to relax the afternoon away.  We couldn’t below how busy it was on a Friday afternoon.  We snagged a table to eat on, and then worked our way into one of the swings.

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We just relaxed and hung out in the swing and spent the afternoon just laughing and talking before heading home for a short nap before having to pick up the kids.

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Then I surprised him with dinner reservations for us and Jeff and Michelle at Uncle Julio’s, and a babysitter for the 4 kids so we could really enjoy ourselves! I can’t believe we didn’t get a picture of the 4 of us.

Our food was so good.  They have THE best steak fajitas.  We were still stuffed from breakfast and lunch but made room for more food!

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We headed back to our house for cake – Brent’s favorite – chocolate cake from Publix.  I had the brilliant idea to put 40 candles on it.  The candles I’d ordered from Clicklist that week were really not good – and took FOREVER to light.  Abbi was concerned…..

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Lilli was VERY concerned and panicky…….

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On the flip side – I think Serif thought the cake of fire was a fantastic idea.

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We had to get these fast before the entire cake melted. HA!

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Basically the entire top layer of the cake was wax.  Oh well, it was a fun idea! Lilli asked me to never do that again.  I think she was one more candle away from dialing 911 and starting an emergency exit plan.

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The only group pic we got and Michelle wasn’t in it! I can’t believe we didn’t do a birthday selfie.  We had such a great day and I’m so glad the Godby’s got to celebrate with us. And that I didn’t burn the house down.

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Abbi’s class picture for the year.  She had the best teachers, even if Ms Barb doesn’t look so happy to be there.

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The next day Lilli’s BFF Reese was having her birthday party – a sock hop.  Such a fine idea.  We have had this skirt forever, and I found an old scarf to tie around her neck.  We watched a few Grease videos to get her prepared.

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Lilli and Reese.  Best Buds!

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All the sock hop girls! It was such a cute party and their favor was a hula hoop – so fun!

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The sock hop girls! Lilli wasn’t feeling great, her allergies had been bothering her all week so after the party I ended up taking her straight to the doctor for some medicine.  She’s had a rough time with the allergies this year and has started taking Flonase periodically.

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