As Shane and I were on our were to church (which never happens, because I work weekends and always meet him and the kids there), I started to notice myself getting frustrated at the little things.. (wondering why we were running late, how all the kids would behave, etc etc.) and as Shane drove, I stopped and said a little prayer ” Lord, please know that I realize that even though today is my birthday, and I just want everything to work out with our plans, it’s okay if it doesn’t and I know that everything will be good enough, the way you intend it to be”.
What happened next at church, was a miracle! Did the baby just sleep through the entire sermon? Did Brielle just stay quiet and behave? Did little man actually not screech/yell at all during the sermon? It wasn’t a miracle, it was God answering my prayer.
It was amazing, and I was SO happy, that I wanted to capture the moment, and cherish it forever. (The baby was sleeping so she wasn’t in the picture).
So after everyone (including Shane) had a nap, I took the time to clean the dishes and take some pictures of my amazing roses Shane bought me and the adorable pink cupcakes him and Brielle made for me. They are amazing!
Then it was time for some family fun time (bowling and dinner) and everyone was well-rested and ready to go! We drove about 40 minutes from our hometown to go bowling (since our small down doesn’t have fun activities such as this nearby!) and it was such a great decision! It’s such a fun competitive sport, and will definitely remind you of all the fun times you had when you were younger and going bowling! I won the first game by 1 point, and then my mom won the second game, and we had such a fun time supporting everyone in each game! Shane’s family were playing in the lane next to us, and it was so fun!
Then we all went out to eat, and had tons of laughs filled with great food and great conversations. I couldn’t have wanted more! Thank you to all of the people who wished me a happy birthday, or sent me sweet messages!! I love you all!! Cheers to 28!!
(my parents took the picture oh and that would be our wild 3 year old toddler in the bottom right.. haha!)
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