Monday, July 9, 2007

What a great Birthday!!!

Wow! My wife is amazing! She planned 3 seperate Birthday events for me spanning the weekend before and after my birthday as well as the day itself.

For the weekend before, she took me to Boldt Castle in the 1,000 islands of New York. We had bothe been tehre in our younger days, but it was fun to see the castle and island together for the first time. (Flickr gallery of photos from the trip)

My birthday is the 4th of July, so she made a great dinner for us and we went to see the fireworks in a neighboring town (Detroit does their fireworks at the end of June in colaboration with Windsor Ontario in a bi-country over-the-river the idea, hate that it's in June.)

Then this weekend we had a party here at the house for family and friends. My wife had tried to keep the wholle thing a secret, but a few guests had slipped with "see you Saturday" to me earlier in the week. However, she pulled of a HUGE surprise as I had no idea that my sisters (who live in Indiana and Texas) were coming in for the party and staying the night with us!!! Unfortunately with our three schedules being the way they are we only seem to get together for Weddings and Funerals, but we made a pact when they were leaving to all try harder and visit more often.

I also had no idea that my brother-in-law and my Nieces were going to be here!! I was told they were on the other side of the State staying with their grandma, so when three cutie-pie little girls all ran up to me with handmade cards I almost cried.

Ok, enough with the mushy stuff, I'll get to the gifts:
I got the Alex Ross Mythology book, Unbreakable and Young Sherlock Holmes on DVD, The Art of Bone book rust released from Dark Horse, a cool book about Irish folklore and mythology, gift cards galore, and a piece of art work from my pal Jeremy Bastian (see left)

And not to be outdone...Julia brought out a huge gift of fireworks that we could light off that night to close out the week-long Birthday bash!!


Joanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday! How fantastic to have such wonderful surprises and fun festivities. :)

Your Iron Giant sketch looks great. I'm tempted to start a sketch collection and see what artists would create for me. I'll have to ponder on theme.


Anonymous said...

oooo love that Jeremy piece. What a sweet gift. Great expression. Gary and I somehow lost our little Pook print that we got from him.

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