The Hubs turned 4o last weekend! I had always thought that would involve a big trip, a ton of friends and celebration galore. Then we realized that couldn’t happen. We were planning for 2 of his best friends and their wives to come from New York to surprise him…then that couldn’t happen.
So we rolled with the punches. We delayed his friends coming down to celebrate until August and decided to make the most of the weekend. His just told me he wanted to be on the lake as much as possible, so we ran with that and a wonderful, celebratory weekend it was!
Here’s how we celebrated a quarantine 40th Birthday!
We started Friday with a family surf day where everyone got to use their new Ronix wake surf boards! That was the only request The Hubs had asked for as a gift and I was so excited to work with Race City Marine to get it for him!
On Saturday night, we had our very first date night since February. Wow, I’ve missed uninterrupted conversation! We surfed, ate cheese and sipped while while we watched the sunset. The clock struck midnight while we were still on the water and The Hubs said he couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the day.
Sunday was his actual Birthday and we crammed a lot in! We watched church, ate a big breakfast and opened presents. I put together a 17 minute video of friends from all over posting videos, pictures and messages for him. That ended up being so special!
We went out for a quick hike in Lake Norman State Park, that turned into 3 miles! It was beautiful, right along the water, and so relaxing.
For dinner, we hopped in the boat and cruised to one of our favorite restaurants, Port City Club. The are open by reservation only and we ate outside on the patio. It was the first time we have eaten at a restaurant since March and they did a great job making us feel comfortable eating there. After a bit of tubing for the boys, we headed home for cake.
I posted on Instagram yesterday that one thing I really appreciate about this time, is simplicity. Things don’t have to be as big or as fancy as once thought, to make them so special. We’re living life in a more quiet, family focused and content place than we used to and I’m darn happy here!