Since we have 3 birthdays so close together, I'm trying to find ways to minimize the amount of cake our small family has to consume. This year, I thought I'd make myself a mini cake and freeze the rest of the batter, but then when I baked it, (I admit, I used a box...) I was able to fit all the batter into 2 6-inch rounds, no problem. So, instead I got a tall skinny cake :) Oh well.
Also, this was a special anniversary year, since we had our 5th anniversary on the 5th of September AND it even occurred on the same day of the week as our actual marriage! I think that's pretty cool. :) (I need to remember to get a picture of US on our anniversary. doh!)
I thought I was being amazing and generous by giving up some space in MY craft room so Jay could move his weight bench inside from the garage. But, as usual, I was outdone in thoughtfulness and generosity.
He happened to remember one time, long ago, when I mentioned that I would eventually like to get a pearl necklace like the one I borrowed for our wedding.
Jay says he went to every jeweler in the area (which is hard to pull off, since we only have 1 car, and I usually have it) during the last few months and finally found something even remotely similar:
I would like to mention that it was wrapped. I think I gave Jay a really hard time about never wrapping gifts for me- they're usually still in the plastic sack. For me, being cutely wrapped up is a big part of the fun! So he dug around in my wrapping stuff and put them in a bag, but he couldn't find where I put the tissue paper (and now that he mentions it, a drawer under my sewing table isn't exactly the most obvious place...) so he used regular tissues instead. Love that man!
I felt like such a spectacle opening pearls over dinner. (though I'm sure nobody was watching) We decided to go get Japanese- we haven't had it much since Iris left. I felt lots of stares being pregnant in a place that serves a lot of sushi, which preggos can't have... The food was delish though! We went to Shoga.
I can't believe all that's happened over the past 5 years (especially the 2 7/9 kids. seriously?) but I can't imagine it all playing out without Jay and his support. I can't wait to see what the next 5 brings!