Yesterday we celebrated Ray's big 3-5 - that's right, he's now officially halfway to 40! I truly love that when Ray chose what he wanted to do for his birthday it was to spend time together as a family. I'm also glad that it was his idea to spend some of that family time at IKEA!
We were out much later than I thought we'd be so we nixed the fried chicken dinner I was going to make Ray for his birthday. Instead we stopped by Publix on the way home &, for the first time in years, I bought pizza dough. I usually make my own now. Not because of some homemade Martha Stewart complex but rather because when I decide I want pizza dough I find it easier to make my own rather than drive to the store. I was flattered when, during dinner, Ray commented that he thinks my homemade dough tastes better.
After dinner we served his torte. I made no effort for it to be aesthetically pleasing this year (sorry honey!) but it still tasted quite good! Ray tried to get the girls to help him blow out the candles; Addison had fun doing so but Kate seemed a little scared of them (can you tell from the picture?)
What a fun & busy day! after putting the kids to bed we settled in to watch a movie but ended up watching The Office instead - loved the intro! Ray had to work 10-midnight & I was fast asleep on the couch by the time he finished work.