Happy Birthday TARA NICOLE SALINAS!!!!!!!! oh this is damon.
For those of you who know Tara, her birthday is June 6th, and now you are wondering why we decided to celebrate her birthday now in the middle of October. It was actually a sudden decision that started after a brief conversation.
It started by Tara saying, "I couldn't remember how old I was today." I replied to that by saying, "how old do you think you are?"
"24, because then I'll have the baby before I'm 25."
My reply seemed innocent and obvious. "Babe, we were born in 1985."
She replied, "yeah, I know so I'll turn 25 this year."
This is when I realized that pregnancy will affect all of your senses. Right now she has a sense of smell that even a hound dog can't even think of. She has lost her sense of taste and thinks that dill pickles and milk is the greatest invention of all time. She is somehow able to pee her body weight on a daily basis. Even with all of these superpowers, I wasn't too concerned until now. She is now forgetting how old she is and what happened ten minutes ago. Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but she did forget that we already celebrated her birthday on the coast of costa rica eating fresh tuna and then watching game one of the NBA finals. You would think that it was an unforgettable birthday. I think that memory loss is a blessing from on high, because if pregnancy is as much pain as all women make it out to be, I can't imagine why they would so willingly do it again, unless a little of amnesia came into play.
Back to our delayed repeat of a birthday. We decided to combine date night with a birthday and went to Chipotle mexican grill.
I wasn't the least bit surprised when Tara said, "I forgot how good this place is."
What a roller-coaster that night was. By the end of the night she was half depressed because she was suddenly a year older. The depression didn't last long because we laughed and laughed about how sure she was about being 24. We continued our date in exciting fashion by going to Baby's R Us. We looked at a bunch of stuff and ended up sitting in two side by side gliders holding hands for a half an hour. She blurted laughing out of nowhere and repeated how she has told everyone at work and church that she is 24. Oh the laughs started up again. It was great.
Our exciting birthday party ended by watching Juno together until I fell asleep in the last ten minutes or so. No surprise there.
Last night reminded me of a quote
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
I love you Tara and Happy Birthday