We had a few key gifts planned (new book and new camera lens) and football games to watch.
Thankfully the Vikings kicked some butt and won. Then, in an extra bonus overtime, so did the Packers!! (ok, not sure Tom's excited about the Packers winning but I am!!)
I also mowed the lawn so that he could enjoy the game uninterrupted (wife of the year, I know...)
He was able to go to the club and work out and... had the dinner of his choice. Lamb chops, creamy risotto and fresh green beans. I was in charge of the beans and risotto (my specialty) and he did the lamb. Needless to say it was amazing and I stumped him with my secret risotto ingredient. He couldn't figure out what it was but Kay did on 1st bite (spoiler alert, sr cream in risotto adds extra creaminess and bit of bite that the lamb needed)
Then we compared favorite stories from the year and our favorite birthdays.
Tom's favorites from the past year....
~ Him going back to work full time
~ Tracy getting a new job
~ Jimmy getting his drivers license
~ Kay getting 2nd in regionals on beam
~ Billy getting 2nd in nationals in sparring
Overall a pretty damn impressive year.
On the subject of favorite birthdays, he picked some classics ...
~ his 40th complete with a new fishing boat, photo shopped pictures from high school with Tracy in each one and staying up with friends and family until 4am
~ Jimmy's 5th birthday in Bangalore when everyone came dressed as spider man
~ Kay's 11th birthday and the live auction (enough said...)
~ Billy's 3rd birthday where he had a Cars cake and wouldn't let anyone touch it, he loved it too much
~ Tracy's most memorable but probably not favorite was when she turned 6 and her parents threw her presents into the way back of the station wagon as they drove to Disney World for a week, in June...
Tom, its so fun celebrating YOU! Thanks for all you do, who you are and what you mean to us.
We love you!!! OXOXOXOXOX