I can’t tell you why, but my fingers are crossed. One day I hope to explain, and believe you me, that story will be long and full of tears and exclamation points, but for now, I simply must cross my fingers.

Here is what birthday Sunday looked like:

This is what I bought after making the resolution to read more.

This is what I bought after making the resolution to read more.

As excited as I was about this gift, I have my suspicions that Clayton has secretly entered himself into some sort of "Most Enabling Husband of the Year" and this will catapult him into the lead.

As excited as I was about this gift, I have my suspicions that Clayton has secretly entered himself into some sort of "Most Enabling Husband of the Year" contest and this will catapult him into the lead.

When my mom asked what I wanted on my cake, I tested her by saying, "a shark." Well, BJ came through. And even added her own personalized thought bubble.

When my mom asked what I wanted on my cake, I tested her by saying, "a shark." Well, BJ came through. And even added her own personalized thought bubble.

No candles, but plenty of smiles. And cream cheese icing.

No candles, but plenty of smiles. And cream cheese icing.