You guys, I am so behind in blogging about pretty much everything, haha! It’s just that time of year when everything is SO busy! So the next couple of posts will be a smorgasbord of fun. 🙂
Yesterday was Christopher’s birthday so I thought I’d start by filling you in on all the birthday fun! We both worked yesterday and over lunch Christopher was actually out delivering gifts to children who wouldn’t have gifts otherwise. I just love that he volunteered to do that on his birthday. That’s just how he is. He came home with some sweet stories. We “adopted a kid for Christmas” through our church and have had a lot of fun filling up the tote with toys and clothes for him, but we won’t get to see him open his gifts so it was cool that Christopher got to be there to see the kids open their presents. Since he gave up his lunch hour, I swung by Lenny’s to buy him a sweet tea (it’s his favorite sweet tea!) and left it for him at work.
When he got back to work he texted me this picture and said: ‘This should say “I heart Rach.” Thank you so much sweetie! You are such a blessing and the best friend anyone could hope for.’ I just love him. 🙂
My parents and nephew were in town Thursday and Friday last week so on Friday night we celebrated Christopher’s birthday during our Christmas celebration with my mom’s side of the family. Check out all the food everyone brought! I made a couple of things, but most importantly I brought the meatballs that are so popular among my friends (Whitney calls them “Rach’s Magical Meatballs”).
My grandfather has always been such a good example of what being a servant looks like. Despite being raised in a time when women were expected to be the ones busy in the kitchen, I’ve never seen him step away from cleaning up after a meal. I never thought about it when I was growing up, but as an adult, I’m thankful for the example he set for me.
I’m not sure how this tradition began, but my family never sings “Happy Birthday” in a normal way. Sometimes it’s as loud and offkey as possible, sometimes we make animal sounds, sometimes we sing it in languages we don’t know. It’s certainly a unique tradition. 😉 That evening was no different. Christopher requested a Gregorian chant so that’s exactly what he got. 😉 By the way, please enjoy Wesley “playing” the piano in the background of this video, haha!
Last Saturday night we went to Red Lobster with Brodie and Lyndal to celebrate both Christopher’s and Brodie’s birthdays. They are both December babies so we were excited to celebrate together. By the way, Red Lobster’s food is good and all, but their biscuits are ah-mazing! 🙂
So by last night Christopher felt pretty well celebrated (especially since we will celebrate his birthday two more times with family in the next week). He’s an introvert at heart so his two wishes were for a steak dinner out and an evening at home. So we went out and ate delicious steaks and came home and had a great night in just snuggling together and being totally non productive. I’m not sure about you guys, but it’s hard for us to set aside all the things that need to be done (especially this time of year!) and just chill. So it was a great night in. 🙂