Saturday was my husband’s birthday and I was so excited to celebrate my sweet husband! He has been my rock through all of these major changes in my life this past year. I knew I had to make this a great birthday, because I missed his birthday last year and we have no idea what next year will hold. I started planning this months ago and hid all of my party supplies in my office closet.
Our first celebration was two weeks prior, at the Knob Creek Gun Range. They have a huge machine gun show every October, and I knew Andy would love to go! Unfortunately, we drove all the way up there on that Friday night, and the show had already ended! What a bummer! We weren’t able to make Saturday or Sunday’s show because we were in Owensboro for a friend’s wedding. Andy said that just the idea of me hearing about something and thinking of him was enough to make him happy!
Then, 3 days before his birthday, we went to Louisville for a Postmodern Jukebox concert at the Palace Theater. Andy is a huge YouTube geek, so he loved this concert! He almost didn’t get to go because he was supposed to be at an Army training for a few weeks, but thankfully that was canceled!
On Saturday morning, Andy and I laid around for a bit before we got up for the day. We ate lunch– me, leftover jerk chicken wraps and for Andy, a steak that I had especially for him. Then, we watched a few episodes of The Office before I ran to Walmart to pick up his cake and some other party supplies. When I got home, I made Andy hide in our bedroom until I was finished decorating.
He was so excited at all of the Star Wars things! He also loved how much work I put into his birthday. He requested a cheesecake wheel from Walmart that has all of the different flavors, so I got one of those (even though I hate cheesecake!) After making a wish, singing “Happy Birthday”, and blowing out the candles, it was time for party games!
Andy said he had never played “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” or had a pinata, so I decided to get both of those for him. Thankfully with Episode 7 coming out last year, there were plenty of Star Wars party supplies at the store.
Then, it was time to open his birthday gift! Because I had already bought concert tickets, I went small with his gift and bought him a Lego set. A few weeks ago, the library on post was holding Star Wars day and he read the Star Wars Lego book and pointed out all of the sets he has. I was nervous that I bought him one he already has, but thankfully he said he didn’t own this one yet!
Then, we dressed up and went to dinner at Colton’s Steakhouse. Anyone that knows Andy knows he is all cowboy– before he joined the Army, he worked on a ranch in Nevada and did real cowboy things like herd cattle and ride horses and build fences. So naturally, his idea of dressing up for a night on the town was his Stetson and cowboy boots paired with a nice pair of jeans and a flannel shirt. When he met me, I bought him his first polos, kahki slacks, and loafer shoes! Slowly, his cowboy gear found its home in the back part of the closet, rarely to be worn. When he went to get ready for our dinner out, he started to put on his slacks and polo and I said, “No honey! Wear your cowboy clothes!” He was a happy camper 🙂
And that is where our birthday adventures ended. Well, where this blog post will end 😉
Overall, it was a wonderful day spent celebrating my husband! I’m so, so thankful he’s been gracing this planet with his presence for the last 25 years! (And yes, that last sentence was not sarcastic. Just a joke between the two of us 😉 )