Monday, July 11, 2016

Holiday Birthdays

Having a birthday that falls right next to a holiday isn't always fun. I've barely accepted turning 40 last year. But We all ended up having a good time! Since starting this new job doesn't afford me much time off for the near future, I was very glad to get a 4 day weekend. The office was closed on Tuesday as well as July 4th.

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
We all had so much fun hanging out! Kelley got some good candid shots that I had to steal from her phone. And something terrifying.....

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.

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm glad you had a nice long holiday weekend. It's tough when you don't have any vacation time so I'm glad you got some days off.

It sounds like you had a great birthday, too. Birthdays just aren't as fun as they used to be. I mean, it's better than the alternative but it's just not as exciting to turn another year older!