First of all, I can't thank everyone enough for all of the birthday love yesterday! The calls, texts, emails, cards, gifts, Facebook and Instagram messages blew me away and I can't thank you all enough!! I felt so extremely loved yesterday and I really, really appreciate it! This is the second year in a row Brian's been gone for my birthday but those around me made sure I had a great day and for that I am forever thankful! Birthdays in the past (aka birthdays before kids) used to include mimosas, sleeping in, being waited on hand and foot, late dinners out with friends, drinks and dancing. Birthdays now include...
Going to Starbucks in the morning with kids..
And they're the one getting cake. You get coffee to keep yourself awake all day.
It includes going to an apple orchard/pumpkin patch.
That your kids are just super enthusiastic about. Happy Birthday Mom!!
Yeah it also includes your friends too and their kids. And you dress them in the same color shirt so you don't lose them.
No I kid, it was a really beautiful morning out and I had a Groupon so we had planned to head to Council Bluffs (that's Iowa, people! I crossed state lines this birthday, woohoo!) to go to this apple orchard.
The boys seriously had so much fun
Get me out of here!!!
Jessica and Liz and their boys. Don't know what I would do without these 2. Our guys are deployed all together and we've pretty much been inseparable since!
Trying to get a group picture of all of the kids...
not easy. I won't bore you but there were at least 20 variations of this photo.
Jessica lost in a sea of apple trees!
And Layla double fisting apples
We also had some fresh apple donuts that were delicious!
After a little snack we picked some pumpkins
And then we headed home!
After nap we had a fun little birthday party with 6 of my favorite ladies and some of their kiddos.
Trying to blow out my candles
We had a great time and I'm so thankful for all of them!
Digging into the strawberries Brian sent me..yum!!
Thank you all for all of the love!! You know it's a fun day when the FedEx man shows up with 3 packages for you!!