This year my birthday fell on a weekend, which I love. If you were to ask me these days to describe my ideal day, it would include spending it with my family. Not that relaxing on a beach is off the list, but it would be so much better if Ty and my kids were there too. Since this year's birthday fell on a Saturday, it was a perfect day for us to all hang out!
We ate breakfast at Matt's El Rancho on their amazing patio. Well, it's amazing when you have children there. The boys played at the koi fish pond and threw leaves at the birds while Ty and I actually were able to sit down for an entire meal. Then we packed up our crew and headed to the greenbelt. For the last 2 years, anytime the weather is nice, there are cars lined up a mile long at the greenbelt near our home. We were all curious to see what all the fuss was about, and since our kids are finally at an age to "hike" we hit the trail. It was great weather and so fun to see our boys enjoying God's beautiful creation.
We headed home after our hike so the kids could nap and I went out shopping ALONE - ah! That's a gift in and of itself :) Then we braved the SXSW traffic and drove downtown to eat dinner at a great Italian place. We topped off the day with a trip to Delish, my favorite cupcake bakery. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there, as you can see for yourself...
A finger is apparently as good as the Mexican Vanilla cupcake to Tatum.
All in all, this was a great way to celebrate the end of 30 great years and the beginning of #31! Thanks, guys, for making it so much fun!