This morning when he woke up I greeted him with my standard morning greeting (rolling over and snuggling with him for a few minutes before I get up) and then I said, "Happy Birthday Teeby!"
Things are very rushed in the morning as we are getting out the door so I waited until work to give him a gift. This morning I gave him a Callaway (golf) hat, a golfing book, and a new really sharp red tie (wanted him to have a new one for Christmas.) For lunch the staff went to the Acropolis for his birthday, and basically ate food that had me moaning the whole time. We had bread that was AMAZING, calamari, spanakopita, and a lot more... I seriously needed the elliptical machine today but had no time for it.
At the office today I had to finish up a TON of work because the rest of this week I won't have time to (more about that in a minute!)
Then tonight we had Larry's "surprise" party after church. We had things decorated in Steeler colors, and Stryper music plus a few other 80's hits playing. We had lots of his favorites planned like my chicken salad, fruit and veggie dips, meatballs, of course ICE CREAM - his all time fav - and birthday cake.
Tom, Bernie and Pastor T gave some short "speeches" of sorts. Tom spoke about how he wouldn't be here if it weren't for Larry...and how he's changed his life so much. Pastor Trinity talked about how much fun he has with Larry and how great it is to work with him and for him. Bernie talked about Larry's great example as a pastor, a friend and also as a husband and father. (I seconded that and talked about Larry being the best thing that's ever happened to me, aside from salvation...and how I am hoping to have AT LEAST 40 more years with him! I spoke a little of how I'm so glad God knew what I needed...and gave me him.)
After the speeches, we showed a DVD that Russ Brown created for the occasion. It was to the song, "40 something". It was so funny, and nostalgic. I'll try to put it on here in a day or two if I can get it on YouTube.
Then I announced to Larry that we were going home to pack because...we're leaving in the morning!!! Oh yes! Yippee! That's right, I have a getaway planned for him to celebrate his 40th, mainly taking him away to a place by ourselves and making him feel like he's 20 again instead of 40. You know, "40 is the new 20", ha ha! I said that at the party tonight and Joel said, "Um, will he be in the hospital on Sunday?!" Everyone really laughed when he said that. Well, no he won't be...but he will either be very tired, or extremely relaxed. (GRIN)
So we will be away until Saturday afternoon, get back right in time for the Sunday School teachers Christmas dinner, and I'm so excited! We'll have internet where we are, so I'll blog and tell you what a great time we're having. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I'm going to have time alone with my man...there's nothing more, nothing, nothing, nothing more that I love. And I do have some more surprises up my sleeve for him...
I've lined up everything for the kids...Dustin and Jordan will hold down the fort here at home, and Savanna will be with the Harts...you know, she really is "Savanna Hart Shrodes" when it gets right down to it. (SMILE)
Ta-ta for now...off to pack and do a last minute clean sweep of the house...
Thank you Jesus, for sending Teeby to earth 40 years ago...if for no one else but me.