Today Kristin turns 30. I think we met when she was 15 so that means I’ve know her now, half of her life. We’ve been married 10 of that. One thing I’ve learned, is that she just keeps getting better. She’s an amazing mom, amazing wife, amazing friend and I can’t imagine life without her. Happy Birthday to my bride. Here’s to 30 more.
This amazing human turns six today. Aiden is one of those kids that you look at and can’t help but think, ‘What’s he going to do with his life?’. He’s unbelievably creative, sensitive, thoughtful, quiet and…. moody. When he was a baby we said he was “calm like a bomb” because he was so mellow until you hit that intense button on him. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for him.
Today we brought him cupcakes to school and had lunch with him and tonight we’re braving Chuck E. Cheese’s. Cardboard pizza and ski ball. We must love this kid.
Anyway, a huge ‘Happy Birthday’ to our middle.
Blue is eight today. I can’t believe I’m old enough to have a real kid. Like a full on kid. Not a baby. Not a toddler. But a real live, drive you crazy, starting his own life kid. It kind of freaks me out a little.
In about an hour we’ll have a handful of 2nd graders in our house running around like maniacs and devouring enough sugar to get them close to a comatose state just before we send them home.
Happy Birthday Blue. You’re a real live kid and we love every minute of it.
A few weeks back Kristin and I took these cheesy ‘high school senior picture’ photos because we’re funny like that. How amazing did this one turn out?! Anyway, today this amazing girl turns 29. Now, what I’ve done is hijacked her blog with a picture of a cupcake, which is both funny and sentimental. It’s funny because she’s got an unclear disdain for the ‘cupcake movement’ that has taken place over the past few years, and it’s sentimental because that is the place where you people can go wish her a very happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the most amazing woman I know and my best friend. I’ve been blessed to have known you this long, and can’t wait for the rest of our lives.
So I’m not technically ‘Over The Hill’, but I can see it. Today marks the day where I am officially closer to 40 than I am to 20. The ‘hill’ is in sight and it’s not that far off. Thanks for all the Twitter / Facebook wishes. You people are nice.
Also, a quick side note, because today is also the national holiday of loving people and giving chocolate. Kristin and I have a tradition of delaying Valentine’s Day until the next weekend when restaurants are emptier and babysitters are more available. But on that Valentine’s Day note, I will have you know that there really is no more perfect woman than Kristin, so I apologize to all you folks out there that think you’ve found ‘the perfect person’. You haven’t, because I did.
This little man is five today. Now, I know that every parent out there thinks that their kid is the cutest, smartest, best kid out there, but I’m just here to let you all know, this is actually one of the front runners for the actual cutest, smartest, best kid out there. There isn’t a more sweet, caring five year old I have ever met and I’m glad I get to see this one every day.
Happy Birthday Aiden Cole.
You know those times when something or someone is so cool that you don’t even really believe that it’s real? Like it just seems like a set up or something? Like they are acting? That’s how Cooper is. It is absolutely unreal how funny of a personality this thing has. The things he says, the way he acts. It’s pretty ridiculous to watch. And today he turns three.
We aren’t celebrating until Tuesday when I am home, so he doesn’t really know that today is his ‘beth-day’ but he knows it’s close. He knows there’s some special train track toys and some other stuff waiting for him (because he saw it when we bought it) but he is waiting patiently for us to tell him it’s his day.
Well, here it is. The last day of my twenties. Yep, tomorrow I turn thirty. I’m not too weirded out about it though. I think I can look back on my twenties and feel pretty good about them. Kristin and I got married when I was twenty-one, so I have spent my twenties with her so that probably made it way better.
Back before my twenties I had all these ‘goals’ that I wanted to accomplish before I turned thirty. I don’t know where I am on that list, and I’m not even sure I know everything that was on the list. I think one was to own a house, and I’ve had two, so that one can be crossed off. Now it’s time to set a bunch of other goals that I will forget about before the appointed age that they are to be accomplished.
I’d like to make it to all fifty states at some point. I’ve been to all but five and one will get crossed off pretty soon. March 17th to be specific. Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. I can see Alaska being tough so I’ll make this goal for when I turn fifty or something.
What’s some goals you have for when you turn your next ‘milestone’? What were some that you’ve already accomplished?
I’ve known Randy since we were seven. We were on the same little league baseball team together. We went to Jr. High and HIgh School together, graduated together and now we work together. Today he turns thirty, and that completely weirds me out. Thirty? Really? What the heck happened?
We’ve got a ton of stories over the past twenty-three years. Some that we can look back and laugh at and some that we would never tell our kids to avoid the risk of them acting like us, and I’m sure there are plenty more to come.
Randy’s been in Tennessee for about six months now, we’ve had a pretty cool time living in the same city again, and one thing’s for sure. SkörInc wouldn’t be what it is today without him working way too many hours making things work right. Today he’s taking the day off work, and see what this whole new decade of life is all about.
So, head over to Randy’s blog and wish him a ‘happy thirty’. And for those that have already crossed the ‘thirty’ line, I’m curious, did you notice anything change?
Happy Birthday Randy.