Saturday, March 26, 2011


To say that Zach had a birthDAY would be incorrect.  It was more of a birth-Hanukah: between the Joshua James concert and the last family birthday dinner there were eight days of celebrations that spanned from the Saturday before to the Sunday after because turning 24 for the fourth time is just that cool.

Due to the fact that Zach was born inconveniently in the middle of midterms some flexibility was required.  The only thing we could squeeze onto THE day was a trip to Texas Roadhouse for some serious chili with a side of serious birthday humiliation.  Apparently in Texas on your birthday they have you sit on a saddle and whoop yeeha until everyone stops pretending to be glad that you interrupted their dinners with your display.  I have never seen Zach blush so much.  What a stud.

My favorite part of the birthday celebrations came later in the form of Laser Assault with the family.  It was like having an eight year-old birthday party with all your friends again, only this time add a very pregnant sister-in-law, a few teenage girls and mothers that screamed everytime they were shot, four extremely competitive brother-in-laws and a hubby on the war path.  Although I usually consider myself at the top of my class when it comes to laser tag, under these circumstances I was proud to claim fourth place and no injuries.

Of course, we can't leave out the delicious food that comes along with birthdays.  Thanks to both moms for hosting and cooking dinners!  Saved me more time and effort than I care to think about.

Some people, like McKenna, were thrilled to be there.

Others, like Gabe, showed the thrill in a different way.

But in the end, it's all about this manly man.  Happy birthday Zach!


  1. Hehe!! How fun! Sad that i missed laser tag! Zach didn't turn 24!! He turned 27!! Do you mean to say that? :)

  2. Ha ha Zach WISHES he were 24. That's why we say he turned 24 for the 4th time. :)

  3. So fun to read. I am glad they only celebrate birthdays in a saddle in Texas...or the Texas Roadhouse. I will be avoiding that place on March 2 from here on out. :)