The Dirty Side

...of thirty!!! Oh my gosh - I am now closer to 40 than I am to 30. I really don't know how that happened, but Friday (Friday the 13th I might add) I turned 36!!

It was my Friday off, so I was happy to be able to sleep in a little - Michael got up and left for work while I was still snoozing, then about the time I got up to get Emma up and ready for school my dogs let me know someone was at the door. I really jumped up then thinking at first it was my day to take our neighbor to school...then realized the figure at the door was an adult, with something strange looking in their hand from the way the silhouette looked in the window of the door. I began to get a little worried then I heard a key sliding into the front door and worry turned to fear for about a half second till I logically told myself it was Michael coming back in!

I thought he was just coming back with flowers for me then going back to work, but soon realized he had birthday cake and breakfast and coffee and flowers and balloons!! And then he woke up the kids and we had a little birthday party at 6:00 in the morning!! LOL
  I had a surprise party for bfast this morning!! (I think they went overboard on the candles - no way I need THAT many!!)
And then he told me he had booked us an overnight stay at the beach in Galveston to get away for my birthday!! I share my birthday with a coworker and when I thought Michael was going to be at work I had plans to meet up with a group from work for lunch - since Michael was off he & Aaron joined us and we ended up having a nice little group to celebrate the two birthdays!! After that we headed home and packed, picked up Emma after school, and hit 45 heading south!
Thanks for the quick getaway!!
My babes!!!
We had a blast, too - here are some pics of our little impromptu getaway!

We spent time at the hotel playing in the water and had a super yummy seafood dinner out at Pleasure Pier - I had the best shrimp ever! Then the next day we hit the strand and made a must stop at La King's Confectionery! Ya just don't go to Galveston and NOT stop in at La King's!

And oh happy day they were making banana taffy - my fave!
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Emma and Aaron loved watching him - they also loved catching the candy he threw out! LOL
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They also perused all the candy cases and got their own little grab bags of goodies!
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I think they liked it!
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After filling up on candy and milkshakes we made the short drive from Galveston to Kemah to have some more fun on the Boardwalk!
And fun we had and then some!! They rode everything...starting with the carousel, always a favorite!
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Aaron's favorite was, of course, the train...
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And Emma really surprised me as her favorites were the high flying rides...she said this one made her tummy tickle! LOL (I love her expression - sheer joy & it makes my heart swell a little to see that kind of happiness on her face!)
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She even rode this big ride ALL BY HERSELF! She was about 1/2 an inch tall enough to even be able to ride without an adult!! I was proud of my brave girl!
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We ended our night by having dinner on the boardwalk, then walking it off and feeding the fish - I'd never seen them like this before. It was wild!
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And we couldn't leave the boardwalk without playing games and winning a few prizes!
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It was a great celebration for my birthday - spending time with my loves for two full days of fun! Thanks for the memories!!!


  1. I am just now trying to catch up in the blog world.. I swear it seems like it takes everything to keep up with anything now days! Anyways, sounds like you had a great birthday weekend!

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  2. A very Happy belated Birthday to you. Sorry checking blogs only today after soooooooo long. Hope you have an awesome year ahead. My bday is this Friday so I'm showing hubby what ur hubs did for you, lol.

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  3. You are one beautiful mama! Happy belated birthday!

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  4. Happy belated birthday!!
    I've been trying to catch up on reading blogs lately - I am so behind!
    Hope all is well with you!! You haven't posted in a while :(

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