I think they ran 12 miles @ 8:04 average pace.
So… I don’t know how well you all know Janae, but February 13th is one of the most important days in our household. Before Janae, I didn’t know birthdays were such an important piece of history and it is required to be celebrated and announced to all we come in contact with, whether it be the barista at Dutch Brothers, the retail worker at Lululemon, or just about anyone that breathes in the nearby vicinity. Don’t get me wrong, I love birthdays (especially when Janae came into my life), but I would rather celebrate with a few close ones in secret haha. Anyways… birthdays are stressful, I would rather take a crashing patient in the ICU than try to plan the perfect birthday again… haha just kidding. Yesterday was amazing, minus one thing…
Janae started the morning off early, like always, with her running crew. I am not a morning person, I have never been – so I did a little pre-birthday decorating late last night and finished at 12:30 am. Janae came home to a few presents and a counter full of letters. One of our favorite traditions is to have the kids write birthday letters to us and it is really fun to see what they say and how the letters change over the years.
We got all the kids to school, and we ran up to Salt Lake for some birthday shopping a the mall. I have never met a little boy that LOVES going to the mall. He kept picking out clothes and giving it to Janae.
Beck doesn’t stay still, let alone give long hugs. But today was different; he was buttering up the birthday girl all day. I’m sure he knew that many treats, cake, and ice cream were on the way – he was making sure that he was going to get some.
For the first half of the day it was just us three. I know Beck knew it was a special day because he was perfect, even when he was 3 hours late to his nap time, he was still going strong, enjoying all the spoils of birthday celebrations.
If we are ever in Salt Lake, we always try to eat at a new place. THIS PLACE DID NOT DISAPPOINT. We went to a small Italian place called, Sicilia Mia. We got the Bruschetta and we got…
The pasta carbonara with some really really old cheese…
and finally, Beck got some spaghetti with red sauce, and Janae got a dish that had meatballs, lamb and so much other goodness. We absolutely loved this place!!! Our server was from Romania and told us all about his family and home.
Now, do you remember how much I was telling you about stress? Well, this was it – I thought it would be an awesome idea to google search “The Best Banana Cream Pie,” and make it from scratch. I thought I would score some major points with Janae. I also thought I was pretty good in the kitchen, well…. not everything goes to plan. I think this recipe was a recipe from Hell. Here it is: (https://preppykitchen.com/banana-cream-pie/) for those who are brave enough or those who are just WAY better in the kitchen than I am. It started all alright, then I didn’t cook the filling enough so it was just soup and I tried to thicken it with whipped cream, that did not work at all.
Despite what it looks like, these are not brownies. This is a crust burnt to a crisp because I forgot it was in the oven. Once again – very humbling experience. I’ll stick to the boxed cake mixes for now on.
Luckily for me, the kids, and especially Janae…. Janae’s mom brought over some Magleby’s famous chocolate cake. Janae’s mom must of known that with my cooking something was going to go wrong – so she saved the day. As you can see Janae didn’t want to wait and already had a chunk of birthday cake.
After an exciting and successful day of birthday celebrations, we all got into bed and watched America’s Funniest Home Videos. It was an AMAZING day, and we all made it through alive. Now there is only 364 more days until the most important day of next year. Please note, I’m being a bit dramatic😂
Do you like to be the center of all attention for birthday celebrations? Or would you rather celebrate behind the scenes?
What birthday was your absolute favorite? What do you remember about it?
What is the best gift you have ever received for your birthday?