Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mommy's 36th Birthday Celebration

Wow...can't believe its my 36th today....It feels so old but I definately feel like I have accomplished alot in 36 years....I love my sweet kids and husband, have some really great friends and am thankful for each year I get to spend with them.  Today was lets just say very adventurous Darren was at the office all day so I took the boys shopping and then picked up the older 2 kids from school came home to get them ready for my birthday dinner at Cheesecake Factory...Kelly and the girls were so sweet...they brought over cards, balloons and a beautiful cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes...so thoughtful, it made my day!  Met Darren at the resturaunt and had just got our food...minutes later Jackson throws up across the table so looks like my birthday dinner is over and didn't even get the cheesecake:( Luckily we had the beautiful red velvet cake at home still!!!  Almost burnt the house down as the candles set the cake decorations on fire. BUT still got to enjoy a slice while Darren gave Jack a bath and tucked the kids to bed!!!!  Overall, it was a good birthday and lucky I have so much to celebrate!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sledding in Beech Mountain Trip 2015

This is Mommy's Birthday weekend and I was so excited we had a mountain trip planned with the kids....we had to wait an extra day since Carissa had a Tummy Bug earlier in the week....I wanted to make sure she was ok plus they were predicting bad weather for the mountains for Friday and Saturday...1-3 inches of snow, ice and frozen roads so we watched Carissa to see how she was feeling and also the weather and made a last minute descison to try for a Day trip on Sunday. Well it was the best idea ever because she was feeling better, the roads were clear and dry but we still got all the beauty of the snow covered mountains. It was so pretty up there even though I hate the winding roads it takes to get there!  We went to the sledding hill at Beech Mountain, it was the best option because the boys are still too little for snow boarding and skiing. They had an awesome time on the hill with the snow tubes and sleds.....the Beech Mountain Visitor Center has a complimentary sledding hill which was perfect for us!!!  The kids played in the snow for a few hours and then we had lunch at the pizza place right across the street...the weather was great mid-thirties and not a bit windy...could not have asked for a better birthday weekend!!!! The Big-36 tomorrow for this mommy!!!