Friday, June 17, 2011

Our Next Thirty Years

The Skipper turned 30 on Wednesday, hard to believe but true. When he woke up I played him Tim McGraw's song, In My Next Thirty Years. He'd never heard it before and I'd been waiting for this day to play it for him. I was definitely more emotional about his birthday then he was. I started crying when Tim sang,

"My next thirty years will be the best years of my life
Raise a little family and hang out with my wife
Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear
Make up for lost time here, in my next thirty years"

Raise a little family and hang out with my wife, that's what we'll be doing these next thirty years. I am so proud to be his wife and we are really enjoying watching our little family grow. Ava's personality has really begun to take shape and shine. She is becoming such a friendly little girl. At the moment, I can't imagine having another little baby, but I know the day will come.

I always find it ironic that the day after my husband turns a year older, is Youth Day. The day might not be meant for him, but at least we get the day off work. Being the lucky guy that Johan is, it's only fitting for him to have a public holiday the day after his birthday. And from this year on, he will also get to celebrate Father's day in the same week. An entire week celebrating him, lucky duck! Good thing he's worth it.

For his birthday I got him an Xbox and we went out to dinner at The Spur with some friends and family. The Spur is like the American version of Outback Steakhouse, but instead of an Australian theme, it's a Native American theme. Not very fancy, I know, and I don't think the Skipper was too happy with me when he heard where I had made the reservation for his 30th. But, in my defense we had 10 children in attendance and with the chaos that many children stir up, we would have been kicked out of any other restaurant. All in all, the night was a huge success. Johan got to spend time with his nearest and dearest, who were all there to celebrate him. He was given some wonderful gifts which he really appreciated and did not expect.

A recap of the nights best photos:

The Birthday Boy!
Skip's parents and Ava

Three of my favorite girls!
Tyron and his mini me.
The De Jager's
Big boy!
Isn't my sister in law so beautiful? Her youngest is going to be a heart breaker for sure!
Johan's oldest brother and family, minus one.
 See, The Spur is a fun place!
Too cute!
The newest addition!
The Dad's.
Little Angel and her daddy!
Love this photo! Little Miss D is too cute for words.
M squared.
Opa love's his Ava!

The Smith's.
This little guy will actually pose for a picture unlike most little ones. Which works out well because he is so photogenic.

The Kolver's - Troopers who helped us celebrate Johan's b-day well into the next morning!
Today is a school holiday so I am working from home. Little Miss Ava is a full time job on her own! It's hard to get any work done with this gorgeous little thing around.

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Johan's wife and Ava's mother, sometimes referred to as Blair.


  1. :-) Loved your post Blair... you are very talented!

  2. Arrggghhh, now I really miss home and being there with you guys! Wish we were there!! Great post Blair...!

  3. Thanks guys! Charl, we miss you guys so much! Cannot wait until October for you to visit.


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