Jason and I have had three thirty celebrations in our family this year. Both of our parents celebrated their 30th anniversaries this summer and on Friday (Nov. 19th), we celebrated Jason's 30th birthday!! Despite my bugging him about wanting to throw a 30th birthday party, Jason really wanted to keep his birthday low-key. We went to dinner with his family at Chuy's the night before his b-day and had some yummy Mexican food. (I forgot to take pictures at dinner. I hate when I do that.) Unfortanately, Jason was battling a cold all last week so on Friday he didn't feel up to going out to dinner for his b-day. Instead, I stopped at the store on the way home from work and picked up steaks. We made steaks, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and corn on the cob. The food was excellent, and we had a great night in just the two of us. Happy 30th Birthday Baby! I hope it was a great one!!
Jason's nanny (his great-grandma) is a remarkable woman. Although I do not know her very well, I have truly enjoyed being around her every time I have seen her and love hearing Jason talk about her. What I love most is her resilience, independence and zest for life. She is 92 years old and is a complete riot. Unfortunately, this year she has been battling cancer. Despite concerns about undergoing treatment at her age, she has chosen to fight the disease. She was put in the hospital last weekend, and Jason and I went up to visit her at MD Anderson on Monday night. We had the best few hours with her. She was in great spirits, was bossin' us around, and was talking about how cute her male nurse is. :) So precious. She had a 7 hour surgery to remove the cancer on Wednesday, and the doctors feel that everything went well. Praise the Lord! I am so thankful that I have gotten to know Jason's nanny. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she recovers from surgery and continues to fight this cancer.
Not only do I like this song, but our family now has a reason to be walkin in Memphis. My baby brother Cody and his fantastic wife just moved to Memphis, TN two weeks ago. Cody accepted a job with Bayer in their Ag Chemical division as a sales rep. They told him he would be in Memphis anywhere from 8 months to 2 years before being placed in a territory. Although we were super sad to see them go, I am beyond thrilled for this opportunity for him and am so proud of him for getting this job. Cody and Britt are now settled in Memphis, and Cody seems to be loving his job so far. Jason and I are so excited to visit them hopefully this Spring.
Our blog has definitely been neglected for the past month or so. I will try to get caught up and be better in the future. It seems like this fall has just flown by. For Halloween Jason and I went to Jenn and Neal's house to have dinner and hang out with family. Jason's parents brought steaks over to grill, and we had a nice relaxing evening. Jenn bought a gigantic bowl of candy in hopes of having lots of trick-or-treaters for their first year in their new house. Unfortunately, there were only 2 groups of kids that came so Jenn overloaded them with candy. haha It was fun seeing the few groups of cute kids in their costumes, and we enjoyed the night of family time.
Jenn very excited to be handing out candy.
Neal, Jason and Howard hangin out on the back deck.