Well, well, guess who FINALLY turned the BIG 3-0?! That’s right: my child-groom, Mr. Barrick. (Hard to believe, I know, because he doesn’t look a day over 29). I’m so grateful that this day finally came, because he has been gloating about being in a different decade than me for two years now. (Three years, if you ask him in August/September during the three weeks between my birthday and his. Both logic and math take a huge hit.)
Anyway, I wanted to do something special for my favorite guy, so I set out to throw a surprise party. This was a daunting task, since I am the WORST. LIAR. EVER. In the end, I decided that even if he figured out that I was throwing him a party, I wanted the guest list to be the main attraction. About a month or so in advance, I sent out a secret evite to our family and friends all over Texas and beyond. In the end, 20 or so people were able to make it. The fabulous travelers included his brother and sister-in-law from Lubbock, his parents from North Texas, an aunt and uncle from Huntsville, cousins from Austin, high school friends from Waco, my mom, brother and sister-in-law from Louisiana, another aunt, uncle and cousin from Pensacola, and our best friends that now reside in Corpus Christi. Of course, we had a few friends from in town, too! He was so surprised when he walked in and saw everyone, but what was awesome was seeing him continue to smile and be surprised as he discovered each of the guests who had come from so far to celebrate with us!
Here he is making the rounds and saying “hi” to everyone!
|Kerry, Dylan & Uncle Kenneth|
|Wayne, Brad, Addison, Holly & Britt|
|Cousin Claire! Yay!|
|Our San Antonio Peeps!|
Here we are enjoying some yummy lunch at our crazy-long table!
We had three nursing babies at the party… I guess that comes with the territory for us 20 and 30-somethings!
|Liz and Jess rocking those nursing covers!|
Speaking of hungry babies, Noah decided to chase his milk with some of Uncle Gav’s ribs!
|Give me the ribs!|
|Nom Nom Nom!|
|Blow out those candles, Old Man!|
Afterwards we hit the game room for some fun!
|Some quality father/son time|
|The guns were popular|
|You can take the boy out of the Army...|
|A football and a Tinkerbell bracelet!|
|Thirty doesn't suck so much, after all!|