He planned a surprise early birthday party for me on Sunday. I had slept in to regain my lost sleep, and thought I was going on a "birthday" motorcycle ride and out to dinner at a Bistro.
Ha! He was so sneaky too. Only one thing happened Sunday that made me go "huh?" and that was my oldest daughter showing up. Said she was taking the girls out to coffee so we could have our "date" dinner. My younger two drove off in my car, with oldest in her Jeep. I got some sort of explanation, and then I didn't think about it.
They left, we dressed for the ride, and left. First we went to the gas station to fill up and test the weather. If it was windy we'd still go to the Bistro, if not, we'd taker a longer destination. I went inside for a water, and when I came out Hubby said that his nephew called and we would be stopping along the way for a fundraiser.
We parked the bike, got off, and he practically shoved me into the doorway.
Not only that, he had my girlfriends from high school there (one drove 3 hours). My old work friends from when I met Hubby, his family, my family, biker friends and more!!!
They cooked all the food, supplied all the wine and booze, AND....AND!
Hubby hired a band for the party!!
I love to dance, and haven't danced since I don't know when. My high school friends and I danced our socks off!
Oh my gosh. Soooooooooooooo much fun!
The party ended at 8pm, and I was so high on life. Best thing my Hubby has done (so far, and he's on a roll this year). I have never, ever had a birthday party growing up. Like ever. We've done cake and ice cream with the kids, but not a party. He really rocked this one.
Then he gifted me a ring with two heart stones, our names engraved, and on the inside "Soul mates."
I cried. I laughed. I danced and danced and danced. Oh, and they sent the wine home with me. I'll be toasting my birthday again, on my birthday.
Here is the cake Hubby's niece baked and frosted from scratch. She hand cut that cake and oh my. We all loved it. We all had black lips and tongues, but so worth it. And you can bet I was thinking "is this dye in the frosting going to kill me?" ha ha!
He is so awesome. I had SUCH a good time.
As for why he took the day off? Well, he planned this very, very well. The car was driven by my 17 year-old to drive us home in so we had a driver after drinking. Once we arrived, he drove his Harley to a family members house to store for the night. He even had youngest sneak into my closet to fetch suitable "dancing shoes" because he knew I'd have on leather biker boots. Oh he planned this very well. There were some folks he couldn't get in touch with, and some that didn't get back to him. Some that didn't know how to get in touch. We didn't see all the family, but we had a very very good time.
Gosh I love that man! He took Monday off so we could sleep in, and have our 17 year-old drop us off to pick up the Harley (and go on another ride).
This morning, reality hit. I have to get back to work. I asked him if I could milk this out and celebrate our birthdays all month. We laughed and laughed.
It's 35 degrees this morning. Just a bit chillier than I'd like for May. That's okay. I have to get back to my exercise, although I danced for 4 hours off and on on Sunday. I'm so glad I have been exercising. I escaped injury by being in shape. Just a sore knee, ha ha!