Monday, February 12, 2007

30'th Birthday Weekend

My amazing husband treated me to the best birthday ever. It was a full weekend inluding dinner at Mongolian Barbecue, spending time with Mark, chai from Barnes & Noble, my wonderful and amazing friend Abby's "surprise" weekend visit, a razzmatazz latte from Cup-A-Joe, quality cafe time with Abby, a surprise party complete with family and Columbus friends, a REAL surprise visit from my mom, Mark's exciting game win, Mark taking care of every meal the entire weekend, peppermint mocha from Starbucks, surprise gifts from Mark, fun gifts from friends, including lots of Starbucks gift cards, many many pounds of Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks coffee, an extremely special gift from my long distance but close-to-my-heart friend, Gretchen, and two phone calls from my kindred in Germany, Daylin (which I missed, sniff). I am blessed. I am thankful for what God has given me and for the people He has put in my life. Turning 30--not such a huge deal. Spending time with and hearing from people I love--the best deal in life!

Mum and Abby

Julie and Brian (Mark's brother and his wife)

Katie, DJ (Jamie Miller's sister and brother-in-law and also who Mark is coaching high school basketball with) and Brian or Big B as our kids call him

DJ, Brian, Mark, Rory, and Mom C (Talan and Jake in front)

Mikayla and Rory

Me and my wonderful new Columbus friend, Lydie (Mark's cousin's wife)

Rory, Grammie, and Jake watching The Aristocats

Me and Abby

Abby and Rory


Jamie said...

Happy B-day again Tara. I'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend. It is weird for me to see world's collide though. Who would have thought my sister, Brian Jennings, and your mom would ever be in the same room together.

The Mitchells said...

Happy Birthday Tara! That was so nice of Mark and your friends, and family. You looked like you had a great time!

Full of JOY said...

and you still have one more bday surprise to go!! :)

gretchen said...

So glad you had a great birthday! Way to go Mark!

Eric said...

Yes - way to go Mark!! :)

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