Monday, April 18, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Life as we all know gets a little crazy and gets ahold of us. Time flies so fast especially this month. I ultimately failed at doing "the days" post. There were a couple days that I just couldn't find the time or energy to do it. So let's just forget that and move on.

Anyways... on April 4, 2011 my 5th neice was born making 8 grandchildren. I was so excited to welcome this beautiful dark haired beauty into the world. Her name is Reese Lyn Blackwell and she came into this world weighing a whopping 6'6" and 19 inches. In my words she is "BEENSY". I truly want to eat her up!

Than two days later it was my baby's birthday. The old fart turned 27 which makes us officially 8 years and 3 weeks apart. We started off the week with a lovely dinner at his parents eating his favorite Hawaiin Haystacks. Jake got a card table, shirt, candy, and gift cards from his family. He woke to a poster of the 27 reasons I love him with a special gift attached.

Than on his actual birthday he unfortunately had to work. But I wanted to make this the best birthday ever so I picked him at 9 am (his shift is 5 am to 2 pm) and we went for some delightful breakfast @ Paradise Bakery. After that Jake got to do his favorite and play basketball all day! That night we met up with my family to eat at Red Lobster....mmmm.

We ended his spectacular day with presents and by request ice cream cake at my parents. Overall he said it was the best day and couldn't ask for a better birthday. We topped off our week with a special dinner just us two at Cheescake Factory. Got to love birthdays!

I just got to say how happy of a girl I am to have this amazing man in my life. This was the first of many birthdays to come and I cant wait. He is my everything and is the most patient man I know. Anyone who meets him thinks he is so nice and I must say that I agree. He balances me and makes me stronger. I know with all my heart that we were meant to be together and endure this life and the next with each other. I love you Jacob!


  1. OH glad you gave little Reese a shout out! Glad Mr Jake had a great birthday! BTW, Reese was 6lb 10oz. Love ya much!

  2. why did I think that the whole time??