I flew down to northern BC and seeing his face when I walked into his newly built shop/nearly-a-second-house was stellar. Then more and more people started showing up and what a party it turned out to be. There were quads, and guns, and a pig roast, and a hell of a lot of good times had by all.
And a fun time for me since I got to leave the husband and kids behind, fly by myself, enjoy an unscheduled layover in Calgary where I got to see friends I have seen in seven years, and get some quality time in with my three nephews.
Then I came home and we celebrated my birthday a day early since my husband had to head to Whitehorse for a course. I didn't realize we were celebrating early until we were a ways down a quad trail with the boys and he pulled a new gun out of the old gun case and handed it to me! Wooooo! I have wanted a lever action .22 for a long time (just like the one I used to use a kid but my mother refuses to let me have it now- mum you are mean). The boys knew about it and had kept it all a secret. Pretty fantastic surprise! Then I was spoiled the next day by friends with cheesecake and lots of other presents. Maybe turning 35 isn't all that bad after all!
|My dad and brother manning the pig roaster.|
|My brother stuck in the muck!|
|Birthday cake surprise for my dad! Funny.... no one took a piece from the bottom right side of the cake.|
|Cutest nephew ever.|
|I have the best sister-in-law.|
|Stuck in the muck on my birthday. I must have learned this from my brother.|
|Letting the boys try my new gun.|