Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy 31st Birthday!

It's the beginning of a wonderful year! I am truly blessed. Three beautiful children, a handsome and loving husband and an all powerful Savior who loves and protects me. Wow!

My day began with my amazing mom coming up to watch the kids so that I could go get an hour long massage (a Christmas present from Brad). It was divine. After that, I went to Starbuck's to cash in on my free birthday drink, and then headed to Target with the intent of buying a baby bicycle seat. My plans were changed when I stepped through those automatic doors and saw the dollar bins. There were so many fun Easter items that I decided to use my gift card to get the kids Easter presents. Very fun! I do plan to go back, though, and pick up that baby bike seat.
That afternoon was observation day at Cadence's dance class. It was such a treat to watch her dance. Some of my favorite Cadence dance moments were: 1)every time she spins she tilts her head to one side and closes her eyes, 2) when they were running through their routine, Cadence did all of the moves, but I could tell she was waiting for the part where they got to put their arms in the air and jump up and down. Her face lit up every time they got to that part. She is a beautiful dancer and I love watching her do something she enjoys.

Next, Brad came home and our date night began! Before leaving, though, Cadence and Brad sang happy birthday to me (Finn and Aria were napping) and I blew out the candles on the brownies the kids made for me with my mom. Cadence frosted her half in pink (Finn was going to frost his in blue).
Cadence made me this birthday card. Isn't it wonderful! She drew our whole family, including Pugsley (he's the circle). Aria is sitting on Brad's shoulders. Cadence and I have the long hair. What an artist!

We headed to Boulder to eat at my favorite restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory. The food was delicious!
From there, we walked a couple of blocks to Dushanbe Teahouse. The tea was warm and inviting, but more importantly, the conversation and time with Brad was wonderful. It was so nice to be able to talk to each other without interruptions. I love spending time alone with Brad and am so thankful God gave me such a perfect companion.
It was a wonderful birthday filled with tons of love and I am so happy to be 31!


  1. What a lovely birthday... Cadence drew a very nice pug!

  2. You are the sweetest wife ever. I am more thankful for you than I am able to communicate. Happy Birthday!