Yes this happened a week ago. I'm a terrible wife!! But life has been full of purging, organizing, paperwork, and other things that go with an inter-continental move so I think I get a little wiggle room. The girls have been at school for all of it too (today is the last day!) but William is very helpful.
He likes to build things like this house and then put things away where I can't find them. Very helpful.
Chopper's actual birthday was on a Wednesday and so for his birthday dinner we had wings and he requested an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen which was actually very good! The kids all gathered around to sing happy birthday and I've posted so many of the same pictures because you can kind've see the progression of the song:
And then this happened. William didn't get to blow out the candles. Poor boy.
He calmed down to eat cake of course!! Chopper got some books, a date night with a hot woman (yes, that's me), a giant case of Dr. Pepper (we don't think they have it in Germany so he's gotta get it while he can!), Slim Jims, and some headphones that turned out not to be so great and were sent back.
Of course we extended his birthday to the weekend. Saturday I ran another 10K race (went out way to fast but came in with a time of 1:03:42 which is still pretty good for me) and then he smoked ribs for the last time and we had friends over for dinner and a bounce house all day. Despite the almost constant rain that we've been getting, the day was really beautiful and we enjoyed it. Then we both spoke in church on Sunday and cleaned the garage out on Monday!! Things are moving right along!
It's hard to believe that Chopper is just one year away from 40. Fishing and barbeque are still some of his favorite things and he's very excited about his new job and what it will hopefully do for his career. He is a great husband and father and we're grateful to have him!!!