Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Hubby!!!

Eben turned 35 on the 25th.  I wanted this birthday to be extra special for him, so we had a lot planned for his birthday weekend.  We started off by going to Kinder, LA to Coushatta.  His favorite band was playing there, Warren Storm (the Godfather of swamp pop).  We went with Brant and Allana, his best friend.  We danced and had a great time, but I think I need to get us dancing lessons.  We just don't groove well together...hahaha!
Me and Allana

Me and Brant
Eben and Allana

I took pictures with them and took pictures of Allana with Eben, but didn't get one of us together.  I hate when that happens.  We really enjoyed each other's company that night.  We even played on the slot machines for a while. 

I had put in $20 and made my way up to winning $56.75.  I ended up pulling out at $90.  I figured that I'd stop while I was ahead.

Saturday we had my mom and stepdad, Keith, as well as Amy, Patrick, and Lilly, and Brant over for a fish fry.  Everything we ate was fried.  The fish, shrimp, french fries, and hush puppies. 

Eben got some pretty wonderful things for his birthday.  He got a batter pro container that he's been wanting for years, but we could never find one.  He also got a fishing pole, and I got him a stainless steele 5 burner barbeque pit.  He was soooo not expecting that.  I wanted to spoil him on his birthday and let him know how much he means to us.

Two guys with bad backs lifting and moving a very heavy box.  Sorry we couldn't help ya'll boys, but we're women...we don't lift heavy things.

The girls had fun playing too.  We turned up the music for them to dance to.  Then we let them play in the Jeep until they almost ran over Lilly.  I had to unplug it after that. 

The toy company that makes these ride-on toys needs to make a limo so that they can all fit comfortably.

I absolutely love the joy and happiness that is on their sweet precious faces.  Makes my heart skip a beat.

The next day, we made a family outing to Wal-Mart.  We picked up a pool for the backyard.  We had one a few years ago and we really enjoyed it, but there are two very large trees in the backyard that keeps us busy in the pool cleaning, rather than playing.  We decided that we'd get another one since I'm off every summer.  I'd rather us spend our time outside in the pool rather than cooped up in the house.  This Texas heat can do a number on you.  It's nice to know that we can jump in any time we want.
We were in it from the time we put the hose in until it filled up.  Katie didn't want to get out.


We've had a very busy month this month.  I haven't had a chance to sit down and blog about it.  I may make a few posts about each weekend that has occured.  Busy, busy, busy, but spending time with my family has been such a joy and a blessing.  Praise be to God for giving us the means and desire to have such a blessed first month of spring. 

Amy, my sister, had her birthday on the 18th.  We decided that we would get together, just the women and our girls, to celebrate her 29th birthday.  Wow!  I can't believe we're almost all in our 30s now.  Time sure does fly by. 
Amy with her little pumpkin, Lilly.  Amy is one of the most photogenic people I know. 
Kind of makes me!!!

We were busy that Sunday morning getting ready to head over to mom's house to celebrate.  I was supposed to bring the fixings for tacos, but I forgot the most important part, the sour cream.  Thank goodness Mom had some in the fridge.  I can't partake in Mexican food without sour cream. 
I was also supposed to bake her cake.  I purchased everything I needed to make it, but ran out of time.  So, I decided to stop at Rao's Bakery and pick one up.  Wow!  EXPENSIVE.  The worst part was, the cake was horrible.  I was so disappointed.  To top off the day, I forgot to bring Amy's birthday present with me.  It was sitting there by my bed so that I wouldn't forget it and it was hiding from the kids.  I forgot.  I was frazzled by the time I got to mom's, but that soon disappated because I got to spend some quality time with the women/girls I love.

Kinsley posing for me.  She throws her hands up as if she's framing herself.  She's so stinkin' cute.

Katie and her big lips.  I love her squishy lips.  Move over Angelina Jolie.  You ain't got nothing on Katie Jo.

This is baby Journey.  She's my precious miracle neice.  She's going to be something else when she grows up.  I feel it way down deep.  She's going to change lives.