Another summer means another birthday! Happy days for Kevin and me. Luckily, our birthdays are the 10th and 11th, making it easy for us to remember and celebrate. Kevin turned 29 and I turned 28, and we had a great time. On Kevin's birthday we went out to eat, and it's tradition to go to PF Chang's. When we came home we did birthday cake. I make one for us each year. Not much on way of decorations, but I added some special touches in honor of July birthdays (hooray for sparklers!)
And Kevin was a sport, posing for the pics. On my birthday we hit the 7/11 gas station - every year on this date they give away free slurpees! (they give them to everyone, not just birthday people) On Saturday my friend Amy took us out for dinner at Nero's in Ceasar's Palace. She always takes us to the fanciest restaurants for our birthday dinner, and this one was great! Filet Mignon, Lobster Bisque, and Creme Brulee! Yum yum. It was a great evening.
Birthday cards, phone calls and wishes all come flooding in, too. I love that all of you call and wish us happy birthday - it's great to hear from everyone! Grandma and Grandpa Lesch always sing, and this year my cousin Jenna did too. I even got a song from Marine-Corp-Tough-Tieg!! Thanks to everyone who called and sent cards or thoughts - we love you too!
Presents to each other were geared towards the remodel on the house - gearing up for the baby and updating. Kevin has been buckling down and tearing stuff up (which is always the fun part!). We're going one room at a time, but it always leads to another room, so half the house will always be under some sort of construction. I wish I could help out more, but it's getting harder for me to carry stuff around. Not that I can't lift (although Kevin always bugs me about it) but that my belly gets in the way. So I've resigned myself to the post of secretary - I make the phone calls to contractors or plumbers, and I research prices and items online for eventual replacement. I'd rather have the crowbar to whack stuff down, but design is fun too, so I'll do my job to the best of my ability.