This picture was taken at 9am Saturday.
I was not wearing that smile (or that shirt) 4 hours later.
Yes, the only downfall to the weekend was that the Aggies forgot my birthday.
Everyone else made it beyond wonderful.
Saturday, after we all decked out in maroon anticipating a win, we headed to our favorite donut shop.
Behold. The most amazing donut ever.
Thank you VGs for introducing me to the maple donut.
Clearly this guy is a fan as well.
Then we enjoyed some good playtime at the park.
See? Andy even supported the Aggies for a few hours.
This guy makes me laugh....and makes me crazy at times, let's be honest...but mostly laugh.
Then, let's just fast forward 4 hours or so.
I may have actually shed tears over the game.
Good thing, I got to meet some great friends to celebrate Baby Cooper!
Me, Amanda, Jamie, Karen (Cooper's momma), Amanda, Soula, Annie, & Paige
at the nail salon...., super place for a shower
Those same amazing friends worked with my husband to create a surprise birthday date just a few hours later.
Friends that are not only willing, but won't take no for an answer, to taking your kids so you and your husband can get a night out, are pretty amazing.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Andy and I have been beyond blessed with the relationships & friendships we have formed in just under a year.
God is good.
Andy and I went to eat at an amazing restaurant in Balboa Park.
The whole area was gorgeous. Besides going to the zoo, I haven't spent much time in Balboa, but I believe I will be back...a lot.
And the weekend just kept coming.
A few families got together for a football watching party.
I have to say, that besides checking my fantasy score....
I didn't watch any. But I did get to hang out with my girlfriends and their cute kiddos.
Birthday have perks.
Dad steps up and is pretty much on "duty" all day.
I have an awesome husband.
Then we ended the weekend by heading to the beach.
The part of the beach where you can sit on a bench, take in the beautiful view, and leave sand free.
Some friends had told us about this phenomenon called red tide.
I don't know much about it other than it means in a nutshell there are a bagillion (plankton?)
in the water that give off a chemical reaction when the waves crash.
It's a little hard to see, but it may have been on my top 10 list of coolest things I've ever seen.
When the sun went down, all of the waves "lit up", and turned sparkly before giving off the bright blue light.
It was so awesome.
When I was younger, I remember how old "firty free", as Addison would say, seemed.
My mom was 33 when she had me.
But I am so blessed and thankful for where God has me and the family he has blessed me with.
I think I sometimes worry or spend way too much time thinking about what's to come,
instead of enjoying the moments that are so fleeting.
So this year, I'm looking forward to living in the moments...
Because it all goes by too fast.