A few days before my 40th birthday we decided to head to St. Augustine (the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the U.S.) and drink from the fountain of youth.
After that we ate some tasty burgers and onion rings at Florida's oldest diner (see the theme yet?).
The kids were so worried the huge 40-wick fire would set off the smoke detectors that they made me blow out my candles on the stove so they could turn the fan on afterwards. But this is what 40 candles looks like with the lights off (we should have closed the blinds! Oh well, next time I turn 40 I'll remember that). It's a lot of dripping wax on a pan of brownies. Luckily the alarm didn't go off.