We have had some amazing weather here in Kansas City! Last Saturday, it was so nice that we ventured out for a full day at that park. Kya and I ran, while Ken took his kayak out for a spin on the lake inside the park. Afterwards, we set up a little picnic and hung out for the remainder of the day. It was a perfect little Saturday.
Ken's kayak is ready to roll!
Kya and me enjoying our afternoon at the park. (tank and capris)
We celebrated Ken's birthday in all of his favorite ways. There was Buffalo Wild Wings, beer, cupcakes, and a day with friends. The only thing missing was a hike, but the weather has been too warm for that.
Nine years of celebrating at Buffalo Wild Wings! Birthday boys choice!
This was on our garage door when we arrived home. Our sweet neighbor Kyle had prepared a scavenger hunt for Ken to find his birthday gift.
Ken and Kyle and a Texas Rangers shirt? Kyle is a born and raised Texas fan. He can probably expect something Cardinals for Christmas...
Meanwhile, Kya played with Kyle's dog, Ranger.
All of the signs for the scavenger hunt. That Kyle is one creative kid.
The birthday boy and his girl!
We had cupcakes and beers and celebrated everything about Ken. The four of us sure do love and appreciate him!
On Sunday, we went out with Mike and Katie for the 3rd Annual Brewery Tour. It was such a nice day that we only made three stops this year, mainly because we wanted to spend the afternoon at KC Bier Co.
Ken and Katie celebrating
Mike and me. Mike was later asked if I was his wife, which we both thought was funny!
Happy Birthday Ken! We will celebrate pretty hard in Europe this summer!
Today Ken turns 40. 40. I can hardly believe it. He was 27 when we started dating, which means this will be the 13th time we have celebrated his birthday together. It is crazy to think 13 years have gone by.
If you know Ken, you know that he absolutely hates for me to make a fuss about him, but today, he really does not have a choice in the matter. I will try to keep the fussing to a minimum and let pictures do most of the talking. I had thought about listing off 40 things I love about him, but realized that might be overkill so here are 40 pictures instead. There has been a lot of fun over the last 13 years and I am certainly glad he was born 40 years ago today. He keeps my life full of fun and excitement.
P.S. I did some digging for some of this pictures that date back to 2004!
2004 - Back when we lived in different cities. One day I started a morning with this in my inbox.
Las Vegas, New Year's Eve 2004
Cardinals playoffs, 2005
Las Vegas, 2005
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2006
New Year's 2006
Puerto Vallarta, 2007
Christmas Eve, 2007
New Orleans, 2008
Hanging out with friends, 2008
Hiking in Vegas, 2008
Wedding day, 2009
Newly married in Jamaica, 2009
California Wine Country, 2009
Healdsburg, CA 2009
Hiking Pikes Peak, 2010
Healdsburg, CA 2010
Our pumpkin carving contest, 2010
Grand Canyon, 2011
Ironman Louisville, 2012
Lake Tahoe, 2012
North Rim, Grand Canyon, 2013
Christmas Eve, 2013
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland 2014
Grand Canyon, 2015
Mt Elbert, 2015 - One of my favorite memories
Surprise, AZ 2015
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, 2016
Salzburg, Austria, 2016
Berchtesgaden, Germany, 2016
Looking back at these pictures brought back so many memories. I do have one question: Who are those babies in some of those pictures, wow!
Happiest of birthdays sweetie! Angel, Theo, Kya, and I love you so much and are so grateful for you!