Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Adam's 30th Birthday

Adam turned 30 back in September!

We have an agreement that we don't really do presents for birthdays, Christmas, etc. Neither of us really need any "stuff," and we prefer to enjoy a nice meal or find something fun to go do instead.  I wanted to find ways to make his 30th birthday special, and I think I accomplished it!

On his actual birthday, our family joined us to go out to eat and then open a few presents! Even though we don't exchange gifts, I still take Connor to pick out a few things for Daddy on special occasions.

Connor and I also made some red velvet cupcakes and found some candles to celebrate the big 3-0!

The weekend after Adam's birthday, I threw a small surprise party for him. I had coordinated with some of his closest friends to have a cookout at our house, and two of his friends got him out of the house for a bit so that everyone else could get there and help set up.

When he walked in, we did the typical "SURPRISE!" thing. He said he had no idea I had been up to anything, and he was definitely surprised. We grilled burgers, enjoyed birthday cake (red velvet again since that's his favorite, but this time I got one from Publix), and played cornhole. It was a really fun afternoon.

I still had one more surprise up my sleeve, but I wasn't able to schedule it until late October. It was worth the wait though! Adam is a big fan of Jars of Clay (and honestly, I am, too!). They're all here in Nashville, and I have a few friends who know one of the guys. I figured it never hurts to ask, so I reached out and asked if they would help me surprise Adam.

They were so unbelievably gracious and kind, and they really went above and beyond. I had hoped we could just grab coffee with one of the guys, but they offered to all join us for lunch. Adam was SO surprised, and I definitely earned Wife of the Year with this one. We had a great lunch with the guys and got to chat with them about their music, our memories of listening to it as teenagers, shows we've seen, and the non-profit they launched here in Nashville - Blood:Water.

They are the nicest guys, and it was really fun to get to surprise Adam with meeting them and getting to learn more about Blood:Water and their music.

Adam made my 30th really special a couple of years ago, so I was glad to get to plan a few fun surprises for his 30th!

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