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My Birthday Weekend

This past Saturday, was my birthday. I had such a great weekend. Saturday morning, J had CCD, so my hubby took K with him to drop off J. When they all arrived home, they brought home a dozen roses, a birthday balloon (which the boys had picked out!), Chick-fil-a breakfast (I love their Chicken biscuit sandwich) and Dunkin Donuts coffee (my favorite coffee). I only drink decaf coffee now and really wanted to have regular coffee on my birthday, so this was a treat! The roses were beautiful and I was so happy to get them especially since my birthday is on the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After we had finished eating, we packed up and headed out to Fredericksburg, VA. I was planning on running a half marathon the next day there, and we decided to make it a weekend away for the whole family. After we got there, we checked into the hotel, relaxed a bit and then headed to the vigil mass. For dinner, we went to Smokey Bones . . . this was the boy's choice. I was interested in going to an Italian restaurant, so that I could get my carbs in, but the boys wanted ribs. But, if you ever go to Smokey Bones, I highly suggested trying their steak and spinach salad. Yummy! Then we went to the indoor pool at the hotel and off to bed!

I woke up at 5 AM the next morning so I could eat, get ready and head to the race. We stayed within walking distance of the start of the race, so I was able to go to the race and leave the rest of the family sleeping peacefully. Then I ran my first half marathon!! (I will write more about this at another time). My hubby and the boys met me at the finish line and then we headed back to the hotel so I could shower, warm up, and eat. When we got back to the room, there was a late birthday card on the bed. I opened it and there was another birthday present:

And, of course, before we could check out of the hotel, we needed to go to the pool again!

After we were all packed up to go, we drove around Historic Fredericksburg and the took the driving tour of the battle field. It was pretty neat because this weekend was the anniversary weekend of the Battle of Fredericksburg. There were a bunch of walking trails through the battlefield park. Unfortunately, it was rainy and cold, so we were confined to the car. Plus our littlest angel was sleeping soundly in his car seat.

After we got home and settled in, we had a simple dinner and, finally, my birthday cake. The boys went to bed and I started to get ready for bed too . . . . I was worn out! When I came out of our room, there on the kitchen table was a lit candle and a bottle of wine . . . another birthday present. It was so sweet because earlier in the day, I told my hubby that I would love to have a glass of wine before bed, but we did not have any in the house.

I have to say that this was probably the best birthday I have ever had. I had such a wonderful time with the family and running in the half marathon. Plus, I think I married the most thoughtful man! He made this birthday so special. I wonder what if my next birthday could top this one?


  1. Happy belated Birthday! Sounds perfect!

  2. Happy Birthday. It sounds like your husband and boys are very sweet:) Congrats on your run. I am very impressed. I couldnt run that far if my life depended on it:)


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