From the earliest moments of waking up, Julie sprinkled little surprises throughout the day. There was a mysterious box under the covers when I came back from using the loo, and when I opened it, I was excited to discover this!
|I have named it Jeeves.|
Then a couple other surprises popped up here and there during the morning and evening, in my clothes drawer when I went to get dressed, in the fridge as I started to make our lunches, and on the Wii games when I went to put in Donkey Kong, and by the end of the day, I had the entire Prydain Chronicles series, which I was SO excited about. I haven't read them in years, and since I just finished reading a pretty weak book series, I'm looking forward to starting some actual award-winning, time-tested quality literature.
|I ordered the special! It was a good decision.|
|Julie upgraded to the salad bar. She also made the right decision.|
|Behold the magical floating pie!|
|This is me with the cake. I'm turning 7!|
|This is me thinking about what to wish for.|
|This is me after I blew out the candles.|
|A beard trimmer!|
In recent years I haven't been one to make a huge deal of my birthdays, but I do say that Julie has made my last few birthdays so memorable and exciting. She tries so hard to surprise and delight me on my day of birth, and I hereby vow to do likewise when hers comes rolling around in May. She said "happy birthday!" to me many times throughout the day, just because this is the only day you can. And to top it all off, Celine Dion even sang "Happy Birthday" to me on the TV. But it's not over yet! We have big plans for Saturday... Stay tuned. And now it's St. Patrick's Day. Somehow it always seems to fall the day after my birthday. (Ha ha haaa.)
My twenties were filled with a lot of highs and lows, but mostly highs, and things especially started looking up during the mid to later part of the decade. I finally served a mission, Harry Potter came full circle, I experienced LOST in its entirety, and I discovered pho. Now that I've actually crossed the big birthday line, I feel a-okay. I have an awesome wife, a killer family, a great job, I'm in the best shape of my life, and my faith is strong. I think I'm going to be just fine with being 30.