The BIG 40! That would be Bjorn on the 23rd of January. He's really not affected by turning 40 other than his body is harder to get into shape. As for his looks, well, he will always look like he is 12 so that's not a big deal.
We celebrated with a quiet dinner to an Indian food restaurant and the Cheesecake factory for dessert. It was a very nice quiet evening for the two of us. Then Sunday we had friends over for dinner and more friends over for cake and ice cream. It was a lot of fun. We decorated the house and some of the friends came dressed in black! Thanks for the ideas mom!
I thought long and hard about what to get him for his monumental birthday, and I decided that we would take a trip. Thanks to my mom in advance for coming to watch my kids. She is the bed grandma ever. She loves each of my kids and is so capable. It's really going to be nice to not have to travel with them. It will be the first trip we have taken by ourselves since Myles was about a year old and she and my dad came and stayed for a weekend while Bjorn and I went to Monterey with our good friends Emily and Steve. Well this is going to be a lot longer. Both in time and distance. We found a great deal on a trip to Ireland. We are very excited to go and see the country and partake of all it's rain! I am getting a little nervous about how long we will be gone. A total of 8 days. I know mom can do it, but I think it will be a VERY long week for her. It's hard doing it all on your own. By dinner time you are ready for bed and so are the kids. Everyone in full "melt down mode". I hope that in the next two months the kids get easier. We leave middle of March. I can't wait.
You've accomplished a lot in your 40 short years. You served a successful mission to Brazil, finished your graduate work for your law degree, found a great job with the LA District Attorneys office, found a fantastic wife!, had many demanding church callings that you served in beautifully, had three beautiful children(the hard way), and bought a home. You've been busy!
You are liked and loved by all who meet you. Your Myles best buddy. The girls dare devil playmate, and my listening ear when I need to "rant and rave".
Happy 40th darling! We love you. You are an amazing Daddy, husband and best friend.