Monday, May 09, 2011

It's Been 12 Long Years....

and I love you just the same.

Okay, so the song says 5 longs year but we surpassed that years ago.

Yesterday, May 8th, Jay and I celebrated our 12 wedding anniversary. It was also Mother's Day (as I am sure you know) and May 7th (Saturday) was my birthday.
Do you feel a little bit sorry for poor Jay trying to handle all those occasions in one weekend?

I do.

But if you know Jay, you also know that he handles this like a pro.

Saturday morning, my 37th birthday, I ran a 10 km race with my friend, Terry-Lyn. When it comes to running, she is the hare and I am the turtle. But she happily (I think) ran at my pace, encouraging me, cheering me on, even yelling a bit to get me mad to run faster. You see, I had a goal. I started the race hoping to finish in under 60 min. Well actually I started out wanting to run it in under 55...turns out if I would have thought about it a bit, that just isn't possible for me, yet.

5 km mark

Thanks to her I finished in 58:37. And I literally almost lost my lunch steps from the finish line. Gross eh? But what the proves is that I ran as fast as was physically possible for me. I recovered in about 30 seconds and was very happy I met my goal.

Next up, Jay informed me I had an appointment at noon. I had no clue what it was and I loved not knowing. I had my suspicions but he pretty much fouled every guess with a rational explanation. Dude does his surprises up right.

Turns out it was an Indian head massage (which as I found out has very little to do with your head) followed by a hot stone massage. Oh my word. Let me just tell you that every ounce of pain I felt during the run was more than made up for by the massages. I was as relaxed as a puddle of goo when I was done.

I was then picked up by three handsome boys and whisked off for a hot coffee and bagel followed by mini-golf and a steak supper out. At home I was treated to homemade cards.

Bday cards for Moi!

And gifts. Which Kamden felt he should model.


It was, as birthdays go, pretty damn fantastic.

And then, just because that wasn't enough, he also got me a make-up 101 lesson to share with a friend.

I am not sure I deserve all this. I don't really need to say this, it is quite obvious but I'll say it anyway because he deserves the credit. As husbands go, I hit the jack pot.

Jay, you are unbelievable. Simply the best. Sharing my life with you is well, beyond fantastic. Thank you for all you did to make me feel special and loved this weekend and every single day of the year. I love you more than I could ever express in words!


Terry-Lyn said...

Love the pic! I burst out laughing...and it was a pleasure to run with you. We will be talking about it for a long time, I'm sure :)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome weekend you had!

Okay, so: Happy Anniversary, Happy Mothers Day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Well done on that amazing time for your 10K! I am so impressed. You look awesome too, like you're taking it all in your stride. LOVE the shorts, although I think they'd look better on you.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

Happy everything weekend to you. Congrats on the 10K that is impressive and something I couldn't do! Hope you have a great week

Angella said...

This whole post made me smile. :)

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Mother's Day!!

Cheryl said...

great the shorts!!!
Personal best on a run, gifts and smiles for your boys. You are one lucky girl!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday!
Happy anniversary!
Happy Mother's Day!
And great race!

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend. :)

nicole said...

Happy special days! And way to go on that 10K--very nice pace. So glad you got a weekend of pampering. :)

Elaine A. said...

Wow girl, that was one busy weekend!

Happy belated Birthday! I'm such a loser for missing it! WAH!!!

Happy Anniversary too!

And also, you ROCKED that 10K - WOAH!!!! Congratulations!

And now? I totally want a massage... ahhhhhhhh....

Kristin said...

Happy occasions! And congrats on reaching you goal on the 10k.
Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! :)

Mama in the City said...

That sounds like a great way to celebrate. How awesome that ran on the big day too. Very dedicated! :)

Karen MEG said...

What a weekend of so many celebrations!!! Happy belated on all of them - and you rock on the running, seriously! I am in awe.

R Royal Family said...

Great job on the time! I remember a day when you told me that you hated running, now look at you go girl!!!!!

Happy birthday, mothers day and anniversary!

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Stacie's Madness said...

so awesome, happy belated mother's day, birthday and anniversary.