July 19, 2009

his birthday


My husband isn't one to let you surprise him. About eleven months before his fortieth birthday he started asking if we were going to have a party. And not in the nonchalant Do you think we could have a party? way... it was more in the Are we having a party? Huh? Huh? Are we having a party? way. It is one of the things that makes me laugh... one of things I love about him. His excitement his joy... his little boy ways. Perhaps it is something about us that we love... the silliness that we invite and accept into our life on a daily basis. But for a special day... there was especially more. And so... there was a party. Delicious food in abundance, with a Honey baked Ham (his absolute favorite!) as a centerpiece, desserts and a scavenger hunt that resulted in hearty laughter and friendly debate. (Yes, it does count that my team retrieved shopping bags from out of the recycle bin in front of Staples! And a mustard packet does count as a free sample if you slurp the entire amount from the package!)
Yes, it was an evening overflowing with fun... but it was more than just that. It was a celebration of life and friendships and love. Because there is no man on this earth that I would rather laugh with... no other man I would dream of sharing a life with. And at forty, I believe the fun has only just begun...

6 comments:

Kat said...

Awwwwwww. Love that picture of y'all together. Good picture :)

Happy Birthday!!!

Mildred said...

Great pictures and looks and sounds like a lot of fun!

K said...

Happy birthday!

Sounds like a fun adventure.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love the pictures...but who are the weirdos in the pool??? :)
You may have to re-think the friendly debate part....
It was a great party and I am so happy that Eric had a good time.
I don't think he will grow up soon and that is a good thing.
So whats the deal for 41????

Margaret said...

Sounds like a fun party. You guys look like a happy couple.

Life with Kaishon said...

This makes me love you even more. : ) Seriously the cutest couple in America. Adorable in every way! Happy Birthday to your Pumpkin!