We celebrated this past weekend with a night out on the town. We were so thankful that our families could come to visit and spend the weekend with us. Susan came to town from
Florida for the weekend; Matt, Jenna, Landon, and Lola came from Greenville; Rachel and Bubba came from Raleigh; Barrett's cousin Brooks came from Richlands; our friend Doug came from Charleston; and my mom came from Burlington.
|Aunt Rachel, Uncle Bubba, Ellison, Bambino, and Buddy|
|Ellison and Doug|
The grandmas were awesome and stayed home to watch Landon, Lola, and Ellison while we went out to celebrate. A few of Barrett's friends joined us and we went out to a delicious dinner at The Liberty. After dinner, we hit up Strike City. We rented a few lanes and provided beer and wine for our guests. We had a blast! Then, we continued the night at a couple of bars uptown. We even stayed in a hotel uptown! Quite the milestone for these new parents!
|Bubba and Rach|
|Ready to celebrate!|
|Doug, Me, and Jenna|
|Barrett and Brooks|
|Brooks, Barrett, and Jenna|
|fairly certain this ended up in the gutter.|
|High School Buddies - |
Charlie, Barrett, and Doug
|Best cupcakes in Charlotte - Polka Dot Bakeshop|
|High Score - Matt|
Low Score - Brooks
Photo Bomber - Barrett
Barrett continued celebrating Sunday morning by heading out to tailgate and attend the Panthers/Cowboys game.
Tonight, we're having jalapeño popper chicken for dinner and enjoying our little family now that our guests have all made it back home safe and sound.
For Barrett's gift, I went out and selected 30 different beers - 30 Beers for 30 Years! On each bottle, I put a little note telling him why we think he's awesome. Ten notes each from me, Ellison, and Buddy. :-). I also think its fun that he gets a card from sweet Ellie Bean this year too!
|30 Beers for 30 Years|
|I mean...how perfect is this one?|
|Barrett came home to spend his lunch break with us!|
Barrett - we love you more than you can ever imagine. Thank you for loving us with your whole heart. You take such good care of all of us, and we hope the next thirty years are as fulfilling for you as the first. You're our best friend. XOXO