Then I surprised him by actually gifting him something else: a hang gliding lesson the next morning. Hooray! I even whipped out my long-lost popsicle stick building skills and stole an army man from my brothers to create a miniature hang glider. Sadly, the weather conditions on his birthday weren't quite right so we rescheduled hang gliding and went out to breakfast at Kneaders instead. Matt spent the rest of the morning playing with Jakey and really, that's the best way to start any day. We then grabbed lunch at Texas Roadhouse and dropped Matt off at the golf course for a round of nine with his brothers. Then it was football and the famous feathery fudge cake with the Davises. It was a great birthday.
PS- We're watching our church's General Conference all weekend. Follow along with us at generalconference.lds.org :) We are especially excited about this announcement, which lowered the required age for missionary service. Five years ago at this time, I had just turned 20 and was two months away from graduating from BYU with a B.A. in Communications. I wished so badly that I could serve a mission right then. A year later when I was finally the right age, a mission just didn't feel right anymore. I am so thrilled for (and admittedly, slightly jealous of) all of the girls like me who now have a greater opportunity to serve. This change will bring so many blessings to so many people.