For the 4th, we took in a fantastic shindig with Kelley's dad and mom both, at the NC State golf course country club. It was such a blast! They have a great view of downtown from the clubhouse, so we got to watch the big fireworks from there plus enjoy a nice buffet. And since I had a great swim practice I was ready to take that buffet.
|Evil Genius, Neena, Kelley, and Mickey|
|Ella's face painting|
|EG was super patriotic|
|Got my sweetheart on the driving range|
|Got the clubhouse in the background|
|The selfie game is strong with this one. too strong.....|
|Too strong! She's too pretty!|
|Kelley caught me juggling! So neat.|
My birthday was only a few days later. I don't like to make a big deal about my birthday. 40 still sucks, so I guess 41 isn't any better. No new pains, though, so that was nice. I worked, had lunch with my buddy Eli whom I hadn't seen in several months, so that was fantastic. Came home to some birthday love from the family and we checked out a new wing place for dinner. Wings Over Raleigh was really good, but not spicy enough for me.
Overall it was a good birthday. Ella gave me a blu-ray of the new Star Wars movie, so we got the wings to go and ate while we watched. It was wonderful to have my family around me for a peaceful evening. And that's about all of the birthday stuff that I care about.