Most of you know that Shaun has really been dreading turning 30. I don't know why because he has accomplished so much over the past 20 years. In list form, here are a few of his finest accomplishments. *May 1997 Graduated from Bartlett High School (where he met his beautiful wife) *March 1999 Started to date this amazing girl (me of course) *August 1999 Moved out on his own (I was there too) *June 2000 Proposed to the love of his life (me again) *June 2001 Married (Mrs. Jennifer Taylor) *December 2003 finished building a home *July 2004 started at Arlington Fire Dept *July 2004 became the best daddy to the most beautiful little girl in the world *February 2006 had the most amazing little boy to complete his family *October 2007 became a Memphis Fire Fighter *March 2008 became a Paramedic. *January 2009 started working on his Bachelor's *March 2009 turned 30 So now that that is out of the way. We celebrated with a few family and friends for a low key celebration. I was so glad to see almost all of Shaun's station come. They are his family when he is away from us. We played pool and Wii bowled all night long. It was a lot of fun. Shaun seemed to have a lot of fun, even though a few key people didn't make it=)
Birthday day 2. Shaun's actual birthday is St. Patrick's Day. Every year he takes the kiddos to Dan McGuinness for Lunch. Lily loves to get all dressed up in green to celebrate daddy's birthday. Liam told Shaun Happy Birthday every few minutes. They are too cute. When I got home from work we met Shaun's parents and brother for dinner. Then it was off to bed another day on the books. Only now he is 30!
Well last week I was on a much needed Spring Break. I was a bad mommy, the kiddos went to school all but one day. Mommy and Daddy spent some much needed quality time together. The week started out with beautiful weather and of course ended not so great. Our list was full of honey-dos, however we didn't get much accomplished. Monday we looked for furniture and cell phones. We came home with neither. I want to switch to cingular- I want an iphone!!!- but I will have to wait until July. Then we went to dinner with my long lost friend Chris. It was so good to see him, even though it was short lived. I got to see my friend/ old boss, John too. Then it was off to the airport to drop of Chris and pick up my parents. Tuesday was a lazy day. We stayed in bed catching up on dvr and sleep. Then Shaun was off for crawfish and beer with the boys for Jason's birthday. Wednesday we decided to go and catch a movie at an actual movie theater. A very rare treat. I really wanted to see He Just Not That In To You, but we saw Watchmen instead. It was AWFUL! Do not waste your time or money. Thursday was when the fun began. For Christmas Shaun and my mom both got me a Gould's Day Spa gift certificate. So on a cold and rainy day I was off to spend four fabulous hours being pampered. All while daddy was home taking care of the kiddos. My massage, facial, and mani/pedi were sublime. I did not want to leave! Friday morning I was back at the salon to get my hair done. I am telling you this is the life. It was great to see Jennifer, my hair stylist. She does a fantastic job and always amuses me with her wedding planning saga. Friday afternoon Shaun and I went to get all the food for his 30th birthday party and then planned to go home and watch the game. With a car full from Sam's and a basket full at Walmart, we received a phone call that we could go to the game. So the race was on to go home and drop off the groceries, drive to Shelby Forrest to get the tickets, and make it to the Forum. Did we do all that in an hour? You betcha! Shaun about killed us driving like a crazy man (he promised me we would be safe). I worked really hard to not throw up everywhere, while our fine Memphis drivers looked at us like we were nuts. We arrived and entered the Forum with the score 0-2. We enjoyed an awesome game, watching our Memphis Tigers show everyone how a basketball team should play. The highlight of the game was when Chance and Preston got to play too=) It was a great week with an even better weekend.
I am still in shock that we received 8 inches of snow in the Memphis area on March 1st. In Parts of our yard we had well over a foot of snow! On Saturday after the UofM basketball game it started to sleet. The sleet was coming down pretty good and then magically it turned to snow. Big fluffy snowflakes. Shaun had to go in to work for someone from 7p.m. to 7a.m. So we didn't get out in the snow. Instead we watched from the window as the snow started to accumulate. At 6:00 Shaun left and there was about three inches on the ground and you couldn't see the street. What a fun night for Shaun serving the citizens of Memphis. (and it was- they all needed rides for the typical "emergency" medical calls). On Sunday morning Shaun came home and little did I know it had snowed over night. We woke up to 8-12 inches of snow. Everything was white and glistening. Shaun cooked pancakes and we suited up for a fun-filled day in the snow. We have a really big hill in our backyard. We decided to have a sledding marathon. The hike up the hill is no easy task but the ride down was worth it every time. The more we went down the hill the faster we would go. When sledding became boring for Shaun, he decided to snow board. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I love how he still amuses me so much! The pictures really are worth 1,000 words! Lily enjoyed eating the snow, while Liam preferred sledding down the hill. We also made a princess snow girl. It was very cold so we took a nice long lunch break to thaw out and watched Harry Potter. Then we suited back up and went back out for more. The snow was an unexpected treat. Our family had so much fun spending the day together playing. We were like four kids who just couldn't get enough. It is too bad the snow won't stick around for another day, or maybe it will and we can get a snow day! My fingers are crossed=).