For my 30th birthday, some of my family and friends totally surprised me with a party! The whole thing started at 1:30 a.m. that morning, when my family from out of town showed up in my room. I thought that was the big surprise- but there was more to come!
My family and friends put lots of work and time into this. Wow! I suspected nothing.
When you have a younger brother, you get a dozen pictures on your phone like, this…
Anna gave me 30 mustaches and a pun game. Gift giver level: expert.
And now, 2 photos of my father and cousin listening to Kalyn with pretty identical expressions on their faces:
(Cute baby Nick!)
Stories around the fire pit to finish out the night. Perfect!
In my more cynical moments, I think of myself as the one who sacrifices for others, the only one who makes things happen, who slaves away without appreciation, just like the little red hen in the story. The truth is, of course, I am loved by some amazing people. I give, and I receive, freely. This is a special birthday memory I will always treasure!