Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Sweet Man is 37!

Happy Birthday to my dearest! Patrick turned 37 on Saturday and we had a great day of celebrating. It's amazing how our goals for birthdays have sort of changed. Our kiddos love to plan lots of fun things to do. Now, for our birthdays, Patrick and I enjoy not planning much and just take the day relaxing and doing whatever. We woke up a little later than normal (which was wonderful!) and started the day with a Big Big Breakfast (Eggs, Toast, Hashbrowns, and Bacon) and then gifts. Josh, Beth, and Brenna had each saved some money to buy them a special gift. I love the looks of anticipation as they watch the excitement!

I have to say, I have the most wonderful and understanding husband. I asked him what would he like for his birthday. Cake? Pie? Another dessert? He said he wanted my Chocolate Pie. Unfortunately I couldn't find unsweetened chocolate anywhere on the island. Or wrapping paper. Or Beef Consomme for his French Onion Soup.....needless to say, I was in tears. My sweetie was so understanding and quickly had an alternative to the pie. The girls made their cake! Soooo delicious! And he was okay without the Soup, but praise the Lord the next day I found it! And he said he didn't have to have his gifts wrapped. That's where I thought it was simply unacceptable! Mom gave me some good backup ideas (wrap in a blanket and tie a ribbon around it) but, then, the Lord provided brown paper. I found it in the pantry. I have NO IDEA where it came from! I'm so thankful my husband had gifts to unwrap!
It was a great, relaxing day!

I love you Patrick!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRICK!!!! We love you and miss you.

    Love, MOM & DAD

  2. Happy Birthday Patrick!! Hope and Pray you had a Blessed day with your family.You are right on track...Kevin and I were 37 when we had our 6th..and since Kami is not 37 yet-she has time for #7!! although I love to tease you two endlessly about this-just think of the kiddo's you are raising to go out in this world to share the Gospel!! Blessings to you all today!!