Birthdays, Beers & the Super Bowl

It was an exciting week in our household. My husband had a birthday! Thirty-Five. It was kind of a big one. I feel like all birthdays ending in 5 or 0 are big ones. Am I the only one that feels this way? I remember turning 10 and it was a very big deal. Double digits! Twenty was the year you were no longer a teenager. Thirty was the new 20, of course. But 35 just kind of feels like aging. I’m a year ahead of my husband, so this isn’t a knock on him getting older. There is just something about being in your late 30s that doesn’t sit very well with me. Thirty-five was a hard one for me, but to my husband it was just another day. Calm, cool and collected, as always.

He wasn’t the only one that had a birthday this week. A friend of ours turned thirty and his wife threw him a party at our little local brewery. It was so fun. Social things like this usually aren’t my first choice of places to be. I’m an introvert and would much rather be sitting at home curled up with a good book or watching a movie. But we had such a good time. So many of our friends were there and so many people I rarely see. It was great to catch up and get out of the house. Sometimes we get so busy with our daily life that we forget to stop and enjoy the people in our community. Some of these people live right down the road from me, yet we never see each other. Getting involved in the community and being a good neighbor is something I’ve known I needed to focus on for awhile and this party confirmed it.

If you are ever in Cisco, Texas come check out our local brewery, Red Gap Brewing Co. I am not much of a beer drinker, but most of the people I know are and they really like the beer there. They have several to choose from and its all made right there in the downtown location. Our little town has never had much of a night life, but Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoon, you can see everyone gathered downtown to enjoy a drink and the awesome food trucks they bring in. Its a great hangout spot and still plenty of fun for those of us non beer drinkers. I go for the food. Its a family friendly place so you have no excuses! Bring the kids and come out.

Super Bowl Sunday has now come and gone. I am a Cowboys fan through and through so to see the Eagles in the Super Bowl was heartbreaking. I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to watch it this year. I was excited about the halftime show and the commercials so I decided to stick it out. And lets be honest, Tom Brady is probably the best quarterback of my lifetime, maybe ever, so to be able to say I watched him play is pretty cool. We stayed home this year, ordered a pizza and watched begrudgingly as the Eagles took home the Championship. If I was a betting woman, I would have lost. I didn’t see it coming. It was a much more exciting game than I thought it would be. And of course, there were some great commercials. I was so excited to see the Michelob Ultra commercial with Chris Pratt. I had been anticipating it all week. A friend of mine from high school was in that commercial and to be able to see him on my tv was so awesome! If you watch it, look for the guy playing the part of Chris Pratt’s trainer in the gym (he’s wearing a green shirt). Yep, I know that guy. He’s a great guy so it was very exciting to see someone from my tiny hometown on a Super Bowl commercial. What were some of your favorites?

Birthday celebrations, beers (and water) at the brewery, and Super Bowl Sunday kept my week busy! I hope you had a productive week as well. I’ll leave you with my my favorite verse from this weeks Bible readings.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

(Hebrews 10:23 NASB) 

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