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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

a birthday celebration

last night we took the kids out to alexanders, aaron's favorite steak house, and celebrated his birthday with them and some of our extended family. we all enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner grilled by the birthday man himself. don't feel sorry for him, he insisted!

                                 
                            josiah and amanda enjoyed their steaks






                                                           jacob still seems to always steal the attention for some reason!
                                                                                        i wonder why?





                                                              aaron's brother got him some lottery tickets for his birthday.


as soon as he started looking to see if he had a winner, everyone was on pins and needles to see if he won a million dollars. nope! only $10. but that was fun!


                                               



                    we came home to open presents and have cake.















    

                           the cake was jacob's favorite part!






                                     the kids all thought daddy needed a little help with his golf game in the putting department.



                                                                                       jacob loved daddy's present



we had a wonderful time celebrating aaron's birthday with all of our family. aaron's favorite gift was this card that josiah got for him.







i cry every time i read it.

it was a great evening laughing and celebrating!




31 comments:

Cassie said...

What a sweet card! I love the picture of Jacob eating cake!!

Laura Brown said...

Yum! Alexanders!

I love Josiah's card.

Mary said...

Aww, made me cry too, in a good way. And hey, a million would be nice (I keep waiting for PCH to show up at my door) but $10 is $10!! Y'all are a beautiful couple and those kids are gorgeous. Yes even with cake on their face!

Lisa said...

That is SO sweet. I love the card. And your little guy is just too adorable. I imagine he's lots of fun, too! Did he get a haircut (in the front)? I love his curls!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Mighty M said...

Love the card - what a great birthday!

Jenilee said...

looks like a great way to spend a birthday!

Veronica said...

Happy Belated birthday to your hubby! Love the card that Josiah gave him. Very special!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

That card is soo sweet! I love that you got him a putting system as well!!! ;) Looks like fun! Happy Birthday!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a super sweet card and looks like a nice celebration. Cracking up at that messy faced boy enjoying the cake:) Cute.

Andrea said...

I love Josiah's card!! $10 is $10...more than Aaron had. It would have been exciting for me, too.
Happy Birthday Aaron!

Blessings, andrea

Jules said...

Looks like a great time. That little Jacob sure has pretty blue eyes.

Tara said...

Looks like he had a great birthday with probably the most special gifts ever....his children and wife. What a sweet card from Josiah. That would have been my favorite too. And, I know absolutely nothing about lottery tickets but $10 is good.

Beth E. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! The cake must have been delicious...looks like Jacob was trying to eat every crumb! lol

I like Josiah's card, too...so thoughtful and loving!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday. Great pics! Happy birthday to your man.

God bless,
Jackie

Bridget said...

Looks like an awesome celebration!!

Crown of Beauty said...

What a lovely post, Christy. I always love the close up photos that you share on your blog, and this one really had lots of beautiful shots - I could feel the love and the warmth...

Wish I could have tasted that steak dinner, and the chocolate cake!

I think the card was the best part of your post. Moved me to tears as well.

Happy Birthday to Aaron, and blessings abound on his 42nd year.

Love
Lidj

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH how sweet! Looks like everyone had a great time celebrating Dad's birthday. You have such a beautiful family my friend!

Darcie said...

...and now I want to cry too. I love seeing young boys turning into young men just like their fathers.

Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your husband Christy!
It looks like a wonderful birthday celebration. The card is so touching.

wife.mom.nurse said...

I love the truly happy expressions on everyone's face. you can see that it was a wonderful time. Happy Belated Birthday to your special guy!

Heart2Heart said...

Christie,

I can't picture any other way to celebrate ones' birthday and the card has still left tears in my eyes!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Life is good! said...

sounds like a fun birthday! darling family, spending time with them, better that a million bucks. although it would be nice to have both-no?

Anonymous said...

congratulations!

Tammy

Miti said...

Happy Birthday to Aaron! He so lucky to have such a great family. Y'all did a great job celebrating him. Jacob is such a cutie. It's no wonder why he steals the show. hahaha

It's nice catching up with you. Aaron's not the only one getting a present. I HOPE you stop by the Five Moms today.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Any reason is a good reason for a steak! Been a long time; I sure would love one tonight for dinner. "Honey... (that's me calling for the cook)."

peace~elaine

Pam D said...

Wow. I love the pictures and all that you did, but that card??? From a SIXTEEN year old boy? Oh. my. goodness. You guys are obviously doing something seriously RIGHT! I can think of no greater birthday blessing than that!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Loved these pictures of family celebration. I've missed my visits with you. Thank you for your words and friendship on my blog. I continue to be amazed at the community online here. God is so good to give us one another.

Have a blessed weekend.

Happy NEW Year!

Hugs, sweet one.

amanda said...

love the pictures. looks like so much fun!! i can't wait to see cards like that for my hubby from my kiddos. too sweet!!

Anonymous said...

This is a really great pic of you and Aaron.

Angie

Shirl said...

Sweet, precious, happy family!

heidi said...

SHyeah - I wonder WHY Jacob steals the show LOL

Looks like a fantastic celebration!!

I just love your family, Christy.