Sunday night (Jon's actual birthday) we went and had a great birthday dinner with the Brown's. Cary made a wonderful BBQ brisket dinner and I made one of Jon's favorite cakes for dessert, then we stayed and enjoyed playing a couple of rounds of Hand and Foot, our group's favorite card game. Cary and Warren were nice enough to let us win both rounds, but that was probably only because it was Jon's birthday. =)
Tonight we extended Jon's birthday (I'm a full believer in milking your birthday for all it's worth) and had a big birthday bash with all our local friends at a nearby park. (One of the perks of living in AZ is having outdoor parties in the middle of January.) We had a huge 6 foot sandwich, tons of other yummy sides, and enough running around the park to get all the kids exhausted and ready for bed. (Yeah, bedtime!) It was a great party, and I think Jon felt truly loved for his whole birthday weekend. (Of course, I think Jon usually feels loved every weekend, we just had a bigger excuse to celebrate it this weekend!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!