Monday, May 04, 2009

Birthday Hoopla

I had an AMAZING birthday this year! Birthdays are HUGE to me, whether that means celebrating mine or someone else's! No one does anything spectacular to deserve a birthday, but what a great reason to have a party! (Actually, after having two kids I am pretty sure the mom is the one who deserves a party for all the hard work she did, but what can you do, it's all part of the sacrifice!) Well party we did, like it was 1999... literally, my Mom and Kristin, the wonderful women they are threw me a birthday party like I got when I was little! See, this year I was dreading my birthday because it is one of those BIG days where Preston's absence echos so loudly. He always treated me like a princess on my birthday, complete with a special hand picked card, writing filling both sides. From sunrise to sunset he made it known that I was his focus and he deeply loved me. It was a sweet day, not just for me, but for us as a couple. So Kristin and Mom invited my mommy friends over, those girls who I share so much of my life with, and they each brought a yummy dessert, girls + chocolate comes hand in hand! Then we had a treasure hunt, a pinata and a game! My mom used to throw me big big parties when I was little with treasure hunts and homemade pinatas! So she figured that I would appreciate being whisked away to a time when life was without grief and I could be a kid again. I LOVED it! We ended the night talking and being our dorky selves. I am so sincerely thankful for these ladies in my life, they have helped me work through not only my grieving journey but two years of poopy diapers and late night wakings! I couldn't have gotten here as I am without them.We had the party the day before my bday so on the actual day we went mini golfing with Jonathan, Kristin and Susannah! Jake just loves to golf, he really loves all sports, but golf is right up there! He is very intentional (like his daddy) about getting that ball in the hole. He got a bit of a head start by placing his ball three inches from the hole, but give him a break, he's two!! He also had a great time stopping everyone else's ball before it got to the hole and then went on to putt it in himself. Later that night mom treated me to dinner and my sweet and super crazy friends David and Britt and their little man Caleb and my lovely sister in law joined us. It was a perfect weekend to end a rough few weeks! Here are some pictures....




The little pro

Us

Sweet fancy "hat"















12 comments:

Katie Spinks said...

i am soooo glad you had a fabulous birthday because you definitely deserved it - to be spoiled on your special day!!

Renee said...

what a fun birthday!!! love the pictures, you are looking great and micah is so stinkin' cute (and jake too of course!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tara,

Happy belated Birthday!! I am sooooo glad you had fun!! Love the pictures. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing your life. You really do amaze me. Your family is sooooo sweet!! It was good seeing you. You look great.

In Christ Love,
Michele

Mandi Bartel said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad to you had a great day, that's the way birthday's should be :) I adore that picture of the three of you.

Love you!

Mandi

ashleyalvina said...

that picture of you with the Pinata on your head just made my day! You're hilarious :)
Happy that your birthday was Happy :)

love ya,
ashley

York Family said...

Happy birthday Tara! I am so glad that you are blessed with such amazing friends! What a gift! Praying for you and your babies!

:)Tricia York

Anonymous said...

I too am so glad u had a great birthday :) and i LOVE the picture of you with ur boys!
STEF

Teener said...

I am soooo glad you had a fun birthday. It sounds like you had a blast. See you at church.

LaVonne said...

Happy late birthday, Tara! Great pictures. I'm thinking of you.

LaVonne

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Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a happy birthday. I agree with you about everyone needing to call their moms on birthdays...its because of her we have a reason to celebrate. Just think....you will have cowboy,jungle,robot,race car,sport and whatever other BOY birthday parties to look forward to. I have always enjoyed planning my kids birthdays. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you got my card. Jessica N.

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