Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Oh my goodness where do I even start?!  The last month has been so full!  I have so much to tell you, but  I will start with the best!  I turned 40 (this is not the best) and my Mom and sweet sisters flew across the country to surprise me for my birthday (the BEST, for sure)! It was a surprise and I literally had NO idea they were coming.  I thought my husband was taking me out to one of my favorite downtown Chattanooga restaurants for a little dinner date, just the two of us.  Then lo and behold there was my Mom and sisters that I love and miss so much all seated at the table that the waitress led us to!  I honestly think my heart stopped for a minute as the realization hit me. 
 It was an unforgettable moment! Later that night, I could hardly sleep as I laid in bed, happy as could be! I just kept reliving the night and pinching myself to insure it wasn't a dream!  The next few days were HEAVEN!  Just our sweet Mom and us sisters!  Seriously bliss!
Turning 40 will go down as the BEST birthday ever!
My darling husband did such a great job preparing for our guests without me ever guessing what was going on.    He kept offering to pick up anything I needed from Costco and even hired the Molly Maids to clean our whole house and to change all the bed sheets!!   He said it was one of my birthday gifts.  Later I realized how thoughtful that was when I was escorting each of my sweet guests to a fresh bed:)
We spent the next few days talking and talking and talking,
swimming out back, cooking, exploring Chattanooga and talking some more:)
How I LOVE these women! 
Even writing about this makes me get a lump in my throat!
  It meant so much to me to have them here!
More to come!


Brittany said...

oh sis that was such a wonderful trip. I will remember it always too! How often do we get to just have the women together with no distractions (well, you had your cute family around, which I'm so glad!) I loved all our great talks. It felt SO good to relax and just BE with you. I miss you so much!! Can't wait to see you in a few short weeks!

Jessica said...

This is awesome! You have a wonderful family -- mom, sisters, hubby and boys :)

Marnie said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Love you!

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