This past weekend I turned 29!!! It was a wonderful birthday and a very relaxing weekend. Every year we have a crawfish boil for my bday and this year's was GREAT! The crawfish couldn't have tasted any better and now that we have our pergola in the backyard, it was nice to hang out under it. We had lots of games too: darts, bocce ball, bean bag toss and ladder ball. Such a fun day with the people I love the most.
Only one more year to 30, but I decided to embrace it rather than get all moppy about it. After all, it's just another year to see God's amazing work. I am looking forward to this last year in my 20's. I look at my life and I am so thankful, so humbled. God has blessed me beyond belief and far beyond anything I have or will ever deserve. I am thankful for his provision and grace.
I remember when I was younger there was a show called "Thirty Something." I always thought 30 seemed so far off and the people on the show seemed old to me, but I am creeping up on it. I guess no matter how old you are, you never feel your age.
Sometimes I look at my life and say, how am I married to the world's most amazing man with 2 beautiful kids living in my own house and I have already had a career as a teacher? I feel like high school was yesterday. Life goes soooo fast and when you have kids, that becomes even more true. I hope to slow down this year and ENJOY and SAVOR 29 and all it has to offer.
Here are a few pics from my birthday:
Knox and Ray (cousins 2 weeks apart) Can you tell who is older? It's Ray!
My sweet girl playing in the bubbles
Jaimie, Jessye and Brian playing darts! Darts were a hug hit of the day. I don't even try, because I am more likely to stab someone's eye out than make it anywhere on the board.
Our family has 7 kids under the age of 4. Swing sets are a must and always fun.
Boiling some crawfish!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't get enough and actually want some right now as I am typing this.Me and my Daddy. I look like him and he's always telling me how the day I was born was one of the happiest of his life (he has 4 kids( I am the oldest)....so he has to throw in the "one of the")
This is how the day ended at 7:30 p.m with the kids on the floor (all bathed) eating pb&j's watching Veggie Tales. Such a hectic and fun phase of life!
Blowing out my 29th birthday candles with my beautiful daughter. Life doesn't get much sweeter (well..maybe a little...if I hadn't given up sweets and been able to eat a piece of that yummy cake...oh well...there is always next year)