On July 2, my entire family drove up from Texas to surprise me for my birthday! Jordan schemed with my mom, and I was completely and utterly shocked. I thought Jordan, R, and I were heading out to eat downtown for an early birthday date. We parked and started walking toward a table in the back, and I was literally standing right in front of them before I saw everyone. It was so, so fun!
When we got back to the house, they sent me to my room to wait while they decorated and hung some streamers. There were cupcakes and ice cream and presents, and Jordan's parents came over too!
^^^ My sister made this for me. So fun!
My family had brought air mattresses and packed bags to stay overnight. The next morning, we all got up and went to the zoo! It was R's first time and the zoo, and she loved it. And by loved it, I mean she sat quietly in the stroller and then fell asleep as we were leaving.
For lunch my mom had brought my favorite entree from one of my favorite Italian restaurants, and she had made a delicious ice cream cake! Jordan and I have birthdays one week apart, so we blew out the candles together.
*Please ignore the giant trophy on our mantel. That is 100% Jordan's doing. He had a video game competition with his friends, and he won. And now we have that. There's also a Rock Band guitar and a Play Station remote up there. Mantel decorations. Nailed it.
I am so thankful for such a wonderful family, and it was so much fun having them celebrate my 30th birthday with me! You guys are my favorites. Below is the video my sister-in-law took of the surprise. I can't believe how close I got before I saw everyone!
If you can't see it below, watch it here.
p.s. Check out Jordan's surprise 30th birthday party!