Josh turned 35 last week! I know, I'm married to an old man :) To celebrate, I took him to one of his favorite restaurants, Tucanos. We haven't been there since we lived in Utah so we were thrilled when we found out that one was opening up in our area!
I got Josh some new dress clothes since most of his were purchased ages ago.
I've been with my man long enough to know that he LOVES chocolate. So I made him a Mounds cake (like the candy bar), complete with a layer of coconut and chocolate frosting drizzled on top. His cake became somewhat of a fire hazard once we put all 35 candles in but it was totally worth it just to see the look on the girls' faces when he blew them all out in one breath.
As his wife, I can tell you that Josh's birth is certainly something to celebrate. He is my partner in everything, my rock, my Number One. I admire him in so many ways, but especially how dedicated he is to our little family. He keeps life fun and interesting, which I love.
Josh isn't the only one getting older. As time goes on, I'm realizing that my body isn't quite as resilient as it used to be. About 3 years ago I broke out in hives because of an allergic reaction to Gain laundry detergent. Since then, I've only purchased the perfume-free stuff......until a few weeks ago when there was a sale.
Everything swelled up: my lips, my ears, my hands and feet. And let me tell you, I'm jealous of the people who only get itchy hives. Mine are incredibly painful, like deep bruises down to the bone. After 2 failed Rx treatments, I finally had to go to Urgent Care to get a steroid shot. OUCH!
Lesson learned: I have sensitive skin and will use perfume-free laundry detergent for the rest of my life.
Our sweet baby boy is growing up, and with that comes teething. There was one particular day last week when he was awful. He screamed all. day. long. with the exception of a 20-minute-nap in my arms.
Who knew that teething could be so exhausting?!?
Summer tried her best to keep him happy, which I actually really appreciated.
The next morning, I was honestly dreading getting out of bed because I didn't think I could handle another day like the one before. But then Jackson surprised me with this little gem:
And somehow, that makes all of this getting older business worth it :)