Jake turned 40. I held a surprise open house for him the weekend of Halloween, and I didn't. get. any. pictures. WHAT?!?! It took so much work to plan the shindig and to carry it out without Jake knowing, and I didn't document it with any images. Sad. It turned out really well, though. We had upwards of 70 people here at the house to celebrate Jake. We had our friends, the Nuttalls, come up from Austin to stay the night with us so they could be here. I had food hidden all over the house. I thought for sure Jake knew what was happening when, a few nights earlier, an RSVP from the evite came through on my email as he was sitting at the computer. I flipped, and he was so confused as I rambled an excuse, leaned over, and deleted it. Aye carumba. But it WAS a surprise. People just started showing up to the house, and once Jake got over his confusion, he was really touched and happy as he chatted the night away. We both felt very loved.
Tessa had her 4th grade program. She's the one on the far left with the hat on, dancing to Surfin' Safari.
Tessa, Brooklyn, and Kayla.