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Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Daddy

There is something about celebrating the one you love and I sure do love celebrating Brandon's birthday. He probably thinks i'm the cheesiest person ever because of all the things i try to do for him, but I love it and him. I really reflected this year about why I love him, and how much I really can't live with out him. He's made me a better me and is so patient with the way I am. I know I have a lot of faults, but he has the patience of Job and is always motivating me and helping me do better. Goodness i just love him. Anyway sorry for the mush. But we went on a day date (Thanks for my mom for watching the boys!!) and we went Pago in Salt Lake. It was incredibly good and with a visually pleasing aesthetic.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon
I tried to surprise Brandon all week by waking up in the middle of the night to decorate the house with birthday signs or other decorations. Or  I tried to surprise him one night during the week with a bunch of friends to go out to dinner. OR I try to surprise him by getting all his brothers together to go rock climbing on the night of his birthday...  I don't know if he catches onto my surprise but he always plays along and is generally always so excited.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon
I promise I'm happy! haha! This moment was probably just a nice relaxation mode i transitioned into from eating with sweet little boys needing something every five seconds to a nice quiet adult filled, i didn't make this lunch mode.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon
Have I ever said how much I am obsessed with parsnips? I love them. So this roasted parsnip soup was golden. I can't stop thinking about how to make it and I mayyyy have just found a recipe that might be similar!
Shelby and Brandon >So grateful for this man, and how he treats me and our kids. He is so good to the core,  and I sure love you Brandon.  


Marty said...

Shelby, I'm so glad Brandon found you. You are a treasure. Thanks for making him a happy man.

Brandon's friend from long ago,

swissmilly said...

Thanks for the lovely post Shelby. You're such a cute couple!!

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Anna Maria Ruppolt Keller said...

You both look happy & blessed! ❤️������

Unknown said...

So happy for you and your family

marcia hansen said...

Glad to see what you did on your day date. Looks so fun. You guys look like professional models. What a good wife to do all those surprises for Brandon.

makana hansen said...

Happy Birthday Brandon! Seriously. I am embarrassingly late on everything in life right now. I totally get that moment when you have a chance to just be an adult for minute. You both are so inspiring and beautiful and creative. That is really sweet that you planned so many fun surprises for Brandon.
Also-- we LOVE the cd McKay brought back. Its been on repeat all day every day.. not even kidding.

Unknown said...

He's such a good man, and you two are so good for each other. So glad you enjoyed a nice evening of celebration.