The week of Dave started on Monday, March 24th which happened to be his big day! Since Dave usually saves only enough time to get dressed and be out the door in the morning, I didn't want to make him late by making a fancy breakfast (okay, okay and I was too lazy to get up that early) so late Sunday night I made some muffins for him to have and put up a Happy Birthday sign and letter. Allie called and sang Happy Birthday to him on his voice mail. His sister and her family came in from Virginia that day so we all went to Dave's parents for dinner. It was so fun to see Jenn and the boys. I have to admit that Deven, Josh, and Nathan are some pretty amazing nephews. They are so incredible with Allie and Detmer. They truly love them! A couple times I looked around and wondered who the extra adult was and it was Deven! He's only 15 but he has grown so much! I am so proud of them for being such good boys and making good choices! I know Allie and Detmer will miss them a lot. In fact, when driving home from Grandma's on Monday Dave asked Allie "did you have fun playing with cousins?" And she said "Yeah! I played with my Josh!" And Nathan is always going around giving all the little ones a "squeeze"!
March 24 is such a popular day. We are always so busy around that time and this year was no exception. My friend Heidi had her baby that day! So I felt bad for not hanging around but I was soooo excited to meet Little Kaden (the baby). In fact I had good timing earlier in the day. I was waiting for the phone call to tell me he was born, but I got impatient so I called Gayla (Heidi's mom) for an update. As we were on the phone, the doctor happened to be in checking Heidi, she was at a 10 and they were calling the doctor. That made me extra anxious to get there! He was so sweet and precious and so fun to hold! I can't wait to hold him again! Anyway...back to the week of Dave. I got home late but we had all of Dave's gifts sitting out on the table and the kids were still up so we were able to watch him open presents. On Tuesday "just the adults" plus one spoiled young man (Detmer!) went to Lonestar. Again, I had to leave early to go to book club but Dave had a great time visiting with his sister. Yesterday we had the chance to celebrate just the two of us. We took the kids to Grandpa Greg's, where he braved not only my two kids, but also Kelly's six boys. Have you ever heard of such an awesome Grandpa!!!? And when we got there to pick up the kids Detmer look and me and "meh." He continued right on playing which never happens!
Today was the final day of the festivities as we had my family over for a big celebration. Since Dave does not like cake Kelly was kind enough to make rice krispy treats which held the candles. So all in all I think Dave was pretty spoiled. It's not quite like back in the day where we used to go to Puerto Rico or Hawaii for our birthdays, but hey now we have much better obligations to keep us home. I'm so grateful for Dave! I landed the best husband on the whole planet. I love him so much! He is such a good person and my best friend. We have so much fun together and I feel so blessed that he is mine!!!
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