Monday, February 22, 2021

18 Celebrating JANE 18.

 It's hard to believe Jane (Jan, Janet) is EIGHTEEN!!  
Where is the time flying to? Seriously, slowwww down!  
Jane stayed up until midnight so we could 
 celebrate every second of February 18th. 
While she sat on the stairs in her PJs in the dim light,
Christian and I shared her birth story when
 I went into official labor around 1:00 a.m.,
then going into harder labor around 2:30 a.m., and finally going to the hospital
around 3:20 a.m., 
 (we left baby Claire alone in her crib sleeping...but to be fair, 
Lucy was on her way to our house and
 Claire wasn't alone for more than 5 minutes...10 at the most).
Jane was officially born at 3:48 a.m.
Then we got pulled over by a cop for going over
 100 mph on State Street in Orem, followed by me taking my pants
 off in front of the cop because I was pretty sure 
Jane was going to be delivered on the front seat.
The cop told us, "Go, Go, Go!!!" 
while waiving us on to the hospital.
Chrisitan loved the freedom of going as fast as he could on the "big roads."
Jane's birth story is one of my best!
A few days before her birthday 
I ordered Gold "J" "A" "N" "E" balloons to hang up.
And wouldn't you know it, only the "J" "A" and two "N"'s got delivered?
So it said "Happy Birthday Jan." It put her in a bad mood because
she loves/hates when we call her Jan.  But I swear I didn't do it on
purpose!! Luckily for me, the 'E' came midday, and we fixed the sign.
Jane opened a few gifts while Claire had her MTC meetings
at the table next to us.  
Claire wanted to make sure to attend every single minute of Jane's day.
These sisters kill me...I love them!
North Carolina has been in the wettest winter I've experienced.
I swear it's been raining since January.
Jane opened up her gifts. 
(Dr. Martens!! The same style that I had at her age),
a plant from Claire, Anthropologie bowls to carry on the tradition,
cookbook, and a darling little white porcelain tea set.
We all got dressed and jumped in the car headed to Apex where 
we ordered milkshakes and fries from Chick-fil-a!
I drove (in the pouring rain) to a movie theater for popcorn to take
home and watch Jane's favorite movie: The Titanic.
We snuggled together on the couch to watch the 3 hours movie.
We ate popcorn & Junior mints, Christian picked up pizza, and finally, 
when the movie was over, we ate the chocolate cake
I made it a few days in advance since
 it's SO MUCH BETTER on the third day!
We sang, and she blew out her candles
followed by a bubbly and a toast!
Here's to YOU, Jane!
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