My birthday is so close to St. Patrick's Day that you would think I have had a St. Patty's Day themed party, however this is just not true. I haven't even liked the color green until the last few years. Maybe next year I can combine my birthday and St. Patrick's Day. I guess you will just have to wait and see.
Here are a bunch of pictures from my birthday that I wanted to share with you. Let me just start by saying that I have the most amazing husband! You will come to agree with me by the time you finish this blog post, at least that's my goal.
|Jon made this invitation for my birthday party. He did such a good job! He knows that I am crazy about the Elephant and Piggie books! Jon sent this invite out to our friends telling them to keep this a secret from me.|
|I had to work all day. I got home to find Jon cooking and there were flowers waiting for me on the kitchen table. They smelled so good!|
|Jon had gotten off work and rushed home to start making my birthday dinner of Chinese food. He told me that we had guests coming over! I was so surprised!|
|I am madly in love with this man!|
|Brenda and I work together and she was one of my many surprise guests! We decided to make our NCAA picks while Jon was busy cooking up a storm.|
|Jon chopped up these very spicy Chinese peppers, so that he could add them to his food. I am a baby and cannot tolerate many of these in my food, so Jon makes two separate dishes.|
|Our friend Bryan, Tabitha, and Wyatt showed up next with a birthday present for me. Isn't it beautiful!? They are so sweet and I just love it!|
|Tabitha, Wyatt, and me...Jon and I are really love this family.|
|Now it's the guys turn for a picture. Wyatt and Jon are matching.|
|Jon did an incredible job on dinner. He made all of my favorite dishes!|
|I just had to take a picture with my food, because it was so good!|
|For months I have been telling Brenda about Jon's Chinese food and this time she got to see for herself, just how good it is!|
|We went with Peanut Butter Rice Krispies treats this year. They were good! Oh I am holding on the my birthday tea light candle.|
|I was going to label my cup, "Birthday Princess", but thought that would be taking it too far.|
|Michael stayed later than everyone else, so we played the game of Life.|
|I was a teacher making $90,000 a year!|
|Jon was a police officer making only $30,000 a year.|
|By the end of the game I had 5 children! I had twins (a boy and a girl), then I had a baby girl, and then I adopted twins (a boy and a girl). There wasn't enough room in my small car for everyone.|
It really was a great birthday party!! I had so much fun visiting with friends. I was showered with love and I am so thankful for that. Jon did such an incredible job, didn't he!?