Friday, December 11, 2015

My 29th Birthday

Hopefully the aging process stopped last weekend and I'll never reach 30.  Next year I'll be 29 again, and all the years after.

The older you get, the more you forget how old you are though.  I had to ask Jack a few weeks ago how old I was cause it really doesn't matter at this point.  I'm where I want to be in life and feel so incredibly blessed.  Especially on my birthday this year.  Jack really made it so magical and relaxing. We basically had a little baby moon before we are thrown into the whirlpool of THREE emotional, energetic girls.  Saturday morning I slept in while he got up with the girls and then he brought me up breakfast while I took a long bath.  I watched TV, read, and packed for our overnight.  When I came down he and the girls had set up all my presents and hung streamers.  He had even picked out cute wrapping paper. :)  He got me a new jacket, boots, a floor pad to stand on in the kitchen, a bunch of nice kitchen tools I'd been wanting, a gorgeous casserole dish I'd been eying from Crate and Barrel, a hardbound cover copy of one of my favorite books (my paperback is looking a little rough), the newest season of my fav show Big Bang Theory, and a gift card for some clothes :D  Yep. Super spoiled.  The girls insisted we cut into my cheesecake at 10:30 am so we did candles and all had a slice.

At 1:00 our babysitter arrived and Jack and I took off for a whole 24 hours together.  We went shopping at Fashion Place (where we saw two of Jack's sisters!), had lunch at Brio, and then checked into the Grand America in Salt Lake.  The Grand is pretty special to us because it's where we spent our wedding night.  We try to stay there at least once a year, usually on our anniversary in January, but we don't know if we'll want to take our new girl out next month so we did it for my birthday and it was sooo needed!  It was amazing to have that many uninterrupted hours with my best friend.  We had dinner at our favorite Salt Lake place, Market Street Grill, and then saw a movie at the Broadway.  Later that night we relaxed in our room, to a bath in the huge tub, and ordered dessert to the room (the BEST bread pudding I've ever had!)

Sunday morning we slept in and went to a late brunch at the Grand.  Brunch at the Grand America could be a bucket list item.  It's just so decadent and such an amazing splurge.  Funny enough, the star of the show for us this time was the Nutella hot chocolate.  It was just to die for.  Their crepe station really did it for me also.

Having each probably gained 5 pounds on my birthday trip, we headed home and took our girls to church, then watched Christmas movies for the rest of the evening.  It was such an awesome weekend and I just want to do it over and over again...and never turn 30 ;)












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