06 December 2012

Brent's Birthday...aka the 4th of July

Brent's birthday is the 4th of July and he has a secret love/hate relationship with the date.  Let's take a look at the pros vs cons of this situation:
Pro: Holiday = Day off
Con: Holiday = People out of town

Pro: Birthday presents
Con: Last minute gifts include fireworks

Pro: Fireworks!
Con: Fireworks are kind of a show stealer

Pro: People remember your birthday (I've never really had the full pleasure of this experience)
Con: People remember your birthday..as an afterthought.  Ex: "Hey Brent, happy 4th of July!" "Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday."

Pro: Every birthday includes a party with the rest of the United States
Con: Every birthday includes a party with the rest of the United States

I suppose it could get old, but seriously, either the 4th of July or New Year's would probably be the ultimate birthday for me.  Maybe I'm just a sucker for fireworks. But I suppose you always wish for what you can't have and we had a blast nonetheless.  The day started off super early marking the course for the 5k run that morning (more on that later) and we had a birthday party and watched fireworks (obviously).  It really was a pretty great day with near perfect weather and a melty ice cream cake, so what more could you ask for.


  1. It was a great birthday day! Sorry my kids had to be the sour part to what could have been an perfect day! Thanks so much for letting us be a part of the party. Love love love you guys!

  2. That's impossible, we love your kiddos and welcome to any activity! As alwyas, we miss you guys!