I want to thank everyone for their understanding while I was down. Yesterday was the first day I felt well enough to get out and do anything. Saying that, I had no choice in the matter.
Yesterday was the big day for the wife. My oldest girl, Blueeyedbaby came up from college for the wife's birthday so if I felt like it or not, I was at least going to fake feeling good for the girls.
I can say this, I have had the best sleep this weekend knowing all my girls were under one roof again.
Ok, on to the birthday post.
I just want to say we have some really great family and friends. The wife turned 40 this weekend and I racked my brain on what to do for her with a very small budget. I posted an "idea" post on here and y'all came up with some really great ideas. I had decided to Redneck it up and go with the movie night on the side of the barn. Within a couple of days that idea had spiraled out of control with me cooking for two days. As much as I love cooking, I decided to cancel because I wanted to spend time with mamma and the girls instead of hosting a huge party.
So this is what happen.
First off, a good friend of ours is a photographer and said she would do a photo shoot with the family for the wife's birthday present. You can check out her blog and her work at Photos By Laura. Please stop by and tell her who sent ya and what a great person she is.
I don't think she knew what she was getting herself into with this one because she had never done it Redneck style.
There are many, many more but these are all I will bore you with for now.
During my codeine induced state of mind this week, I came up with some weird settings. Here's one.
I call this one "Living On The Road"
LOL, what was I thinking?
After the photo session another friend of ours owns a day spa in town and she said that being it was the wife's birthday and the oldest girls birthday in two weeks, she would treat all the girls to a day at the spa. They all got massages, manicures, facials and what ever else girls like, I don't know. All I know it took over four hours.
They stashed me away in the back in what they called the man room and it still was not man enough. When they said man's room, I thought big screen TV, hunting and fishing mags laying around, maybe even a game station or something. Oh no, it was a massage chair, calming music and incense burning. Man's room, ha, if they wanted a mans room then they need me do some major redecorating.
After all that, the wife said all she wanted was friends and family to come over, sit by the fire, visit and have a good time.
She got just what she wanted. About 20 friends and family came over for cake and ice cream, a good fire on a chilly night and a great time.
Man that's living right there.