So yesterday was Puff's 33rd birthday. He's such an old man!
I had gotten him expensive race tickets (refer to the earlier entry about Le Mans) for his birthday gift, but that seemed like such a long time ago, that I thought he needed something else special on his actual birthday. We had dinner at a nice steak restaurant in town that we had never been to before. He got to pick his actual cut of ribeye off a giant hunk of meat they brought table-side. We sat and ate a quiet dinner in the candlelight while looking out into the trees. So romantic!
But I had bigger things up my sleeve. A few months ago, we were watching Ace of Cakes and I asked Puff about what kind of cool birthday cakes he had as a kid. I remembered mine: Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, Cabbage Patch, a football, even a record that said "New Kids on the Block" on it. My parents were rock stars when it came to cool cakes. So, when Puff informed me that he NEVER had a cool cake as a child, it literally broke my heart. And I vowed that birthday 33 was going to include a cool, fun, childish cake. So... he got a Scooby Doo cake. Complete with his name on it! Oh - and an actual Mystery Van that has real wheels, so he can play with it later! I am so the best wife ever.
On top of that, I had found a woman on http://www.etsy.com/ (no surprise) who had these awesome prints of sayings. Well, I inquired about a custom print and she was more than happy to oblige. Even after hearing what I wanted to say, she just laughed and sent it to me immediately. There's a long story behind it (so don't be offended) but it's going to hang on our bedroom wall, next to Puff's shiny vase and fake sticks, under another print that is the "Choice, Not Chance, Determines Destiny" that is my blog photo. Sometimes, you just need a little whimsy in your life. And I think this print does the trick. Happy birthday, baby. I hope you had a wonderfully memorable day!