Monday, July 11, 2011


The first week of July is a crazy celebration week in our home. The 2nd is my birthday, the 4th is Tyson's, and the 8th is our anniversary. Not to mention the actual 4th of July celebrations and fireworks that go on. I think it is a tie between Christmas in excitement for me. I LOVE it! Sorry there are hardly any pictures, I haven't been great about taking them.

So first off, my birthday was a lot of fun. Tyson was super nice to make it a great day. I was super moody and grouchy for some bizarre reason, but it was a great day. The boys (Josh really) picked out these beautiful orange daisies to get me (the picture is below) and Tyson got me EL Fudges, my favorite currently. He took me and the boys to McDonald's for breakfast. It is a weird thing for me, I love the hot cake breakfast. My Mom and Dad used to take us as a special treat when we were kids. There were so many of us it was expensive so we didn't get to go very often, but I love those memories. So Tyson always takes me for special times because I still love it. Then, adorable husband that he is, threw a surprise party for me. The Davis's were awesome and were waiting in our house for us. The rest of our friends couldn't come because they were either out of town or just had a baby (which also, was a totally cool birthday present). Tyson made me a brownie cheesecake, super yummy and took him forever, it was super complicated. Then he made me homemade ice cream and we played battleship and Yahtzee that night. It was basically a party day, I loved it. Tons of people called me and wished me a happy birthday, it was so nice, everyone made me feel so loved.

Okay, then on the 4th was Tyson's birthday. I guess I will kind of go backwards explaining it, since that is how the pictures are. We went to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner which was way yummy and the boys were amazingly really well behaved. It was almost eerie. Hehe Right before that, we decided to go to VMI where there were hot air balloons and a big fair type thing with booths and food, stuff like that. Well, we get out of the car and it starts to rain a little bit. We walk just a little ways and it starts pouring. So we hung ran to shelter and the boys watched the rain. It was fun. Then when it stopped raining hard, we kept on going, only to get caught in an even harder downpour, completely soaking all of us. So we ran for shelter again but the boys loved playing in the rain. Finally when it let up, the entire fair ground was pretty much deserted with the vendors packing up. The air balloons were grounded and deflated, so poor Tyson, there wasn't much excitement left. The boys however, loved it. We got some kettle corn and the guy selling it gave the boys each their own bag which they loved eating and slowly walking around with splashing in puddles. It was really relaxing and fun.

Tyson wanted a checkerboard cake for his birthday, so I did my best. It wasn't perfect, but it turned out kind of cool and it was fun to learn how to do something new. It tasted pretty good and that's what matters right? :)

My handsome hubby.

Josh helped me make it and boy was he a great helper, as you can see!

Sadly, I have no pictures from our anniversary, but that was my favorite day. Tyson had to work, but when he got back Mary and Ben came over to watch the boys (whom they both fell in love with). We drove to Charlottesville to the Melting Pot. It was so much fun to eat there! The cheese and the chocolate fondues were so yummy and our waiter was really nice. I told Tyson I knew I was getting old, because Kenni and I used to always check out our waiters, now my first thought was "I hope my boys turn out as nice as him." Hehe. Tyson was darling and made me feel like a queen and super loved of course. He found out that the fifth anniversary is the one to give the gift of wood, whatever that means. So he bought me a Willow tree figures of a couple and the caption that came with it (the reason he got the one he did) says "For those who have found their true partner in love and life." How romantic is he huh? So cute and I love Willow tree, so I was really happy. He made me bring in the big FedEx box to restaurant to open it, so cute. When we got home I gave him a game I made, "Monogamy." A twist off of Monopoly. It was pretty funny and fun to make. So we played the game and then stayed up late watching the cheesiest chick flick ever. It was ridiculous that neither of us could fall asleep. Hehe.

But it was a great day and a great week. I love having so many fun memories together. I can't believe the summer is only half over and I feel like we have done more than we ever have. Ah, summertime...

1 comment:

  1. Happy late birthday wishes again! It sounds like you guys hada lot of fun. I love the down pour situation. That's so classic summer Virginia it's funny and I just think of when you walked up to see me at the bookstore one day with Josh and got drenched in a random storm. Soooo funny! I love you guys. Happy Birthdays' and anniversary.