Taj turned SEVEN on September 6!! We didn't do a big party this year. All he wanted to do was go to the airport to greet the troops coming home. So, we went early that morning since it was Labor Day and there was no school. My parents came as well. (I also took the kids on Sept. 11, but Taj's bday was our 1st time.)
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After greeting the troops we met a soldier in the elevator. We told him it was Taj's birthday and that all he wanted to do was greet the "army guys." He was impressed and gave Taj a military challenge coin. Taj was stoked.
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It was a really great day!! :)
Sept. 14, 2010 was my 9 year anniversary with Seiuli. We decided to go to lunch because Alec had a football game in the evening. Sei surprised me with a new ring. I am weird- I wanted to go as SIMPLE as possible. No diamond sticking up or anything. I just wanted a band. And that's what he gave me. :) My camera batteries just died or I'd take a pic. He also gave me a necklace and earrings. So sweet.
I gave him a special order C.J. Ah You jersey. Who's C.J. Ah You?? He's Sei's cousin and recently made the St. Louis Rams roster! :)
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Sei was surprised and CJ loved it. :) They've been so close their whole life so we are super proud of CJ!! This is from his wedding this past July.
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Anyway, it was a great anniversary and even though there have been a lot of tough times in our marriage we have made it thru them because we love each other- a lot. We have a really strong relationship and I am so thankful for that. We have FUN together and LAUGH so much, everyday. He truly is my best friend. I am blessed.