"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Matt's 29th Birthday!

Matt's birthday festivities started the night before his birthday when our homegroup surprised him with a homemade chocolate birthday cake! Matt had no clue that they were going to serenade him with their beautiful singing voices and was a bit taken back, but extremely grateful! We just love our homegroup! Matt and I went out to a favorite restaurant after group for a little birthday dinner, just the two of us!
 The next morning, Carson and I made a big breakfast for Daddy. Carson helped roll out the dough for our homemade biscuits. We had pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Daddy woke up early to the delicious aroma! Nice hair Daddy! :)
 At breakfast, Matt opened up his cards and gifts. His big gift this year was his hiking trip he took the weekend before, but we wanted to do something special for the morning of his birthday. Matt has been wanting to take the boys to one of his favorite childhood hangouts, Wekiwa Springs. I wrapped up two floaties that I bought, and put a note in his card that said we were spending the morning at Wekiwa Springs.
The boys had a blast! The water was a bit chilly when you first got in, but within minutes, you were used to it. Tanner loved his floatie, and Carson preferred just hanging on Daddy's back. We "swam" for quite awhile and just enjoyed the sun. Matt took Carson over by the more shallow part by a bridge to see the minnows too.
 The boys hanging by the bridge looking at minnows and the canoes going by...
 After all of our water fun, we were hungry for lunch! We headed back to our blanket for a yummy picnic lunch.
 TT and Mommy being silly with Daddy's phone! Tanner loves that he can see himself on the screen!
 We had such a fun day at Wekiwa Springs! The boys took a nice afternoon nap and then we went to church that evening. After church I made Matt's favorite german chocolate cake and we had Matt's parents, my parents, and Jamie, Will, and Hannah over. Matt just sat back while we sang him happy birthday and the KIDS blew out his candles! :)
Happy 29th Birthday Matty! Next year it's the BIG 3-0!!

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