We've been doing some celebrating over here at Lainey's Life Lessons. It's not just because my brief visit to the Man Cave over at Dude Write brought me six new followers and 152 hits on a single blog post in two days, either. Although, I've got to admit that was pretty great. We've been celebrating my honey's birthday!
In the past, birthdays have not always been my honey's favorite day of the year. He told me that he always gets depressed around his birthday. I thought this was tragic since birthdays are always a much celebrated and anticipated event in my family. So, I set out to make this birthday great for him. My first order of business, making it a birthday week, not a single day.
|My honey had to promise|
not to play this until his birthday.
|This one had better work or |
I'll have one sad birthday boy on my hands.
Second order of business, planning some birthday celebrations. We have a weekly dinner with two of my honey's best buds, so the night before his actual birthday we met up with them for the first of my honey's birthday dinners. It was very relaxed and casual, just fun, food, and friends. But, my honey loved it because it was the first time we'd been to his favorite Mexican restaurant in a month. One birthday dinner down, two to go.
|Unseasoned crabs for my brother (left) and Old Bay seasoned crabs for my honey|
The day after my honey's birthday, we went out to dinner with my honey's parents. The meal was the polar opposite of the dinner with my family. My family's birthday dinner was outdoor dining, tables covered in brown paper, and crab mallets. His parents' birthday dinner was fine dining, candle light, and choosing the right fork.
Finally, the "piece de resistance" was Sunday morning's breakfast at his parents house. My honey's mother makes his favorite breakfast (Honey Puffed Pancakes) for him every year on his birthday. Since his birthday was a weekday this year, we were invited over for Sunday breakfast to enjoy his favorite dish. It was very early in the morning and I was very tired, but the look on my honey's face when his mother unveiled his favorite food made the early morning wake-up call totally worthwhile.
3 birthday dinners + 1 birthday breakfast + presents + cards + a lotta love = 1 happy honey (whose birth has been thoroughly celebrated)