I don't talk about my hubby a lot on my blog but today I am going to celebrate him.
His 60th birthday was Wednesday.
We have been married almost 35 years.
I don't know how I would get along without him by my side.
He is not only my husband but truly my best friend.
I wanted to do something special for his big birthday, as I knew we would be away on his actual day. I tired to plan a trip but he was NOT having that, haha.
So I conspired with his uncle to plan a surprise birthday party!
He is pretty quiet and keeps to himself except where his family is concerned.
He loves to hang out with his family. He is the oldest of 7 kids.
I invited his entire, gigantic family.
Almost everyone made the effort to show up too.
I could NOT have done it without his sister, Mary's help.
Also his aunt and uncle who offered up their house for the party.
My sweet SIL, Jackie, also had her sister make the most amazing cake too.
So the plan was that everyone would be to the farm at a specific time.
I flew our daughter in from NC so on Saturday morning I went to the airport to pick her up.
He was at our church doing landscaping work with others for the day so I had the day to myself.
My daughter and I went out for breakfast then I dropped her with the eldest daughter.
I had gone shopping with the eldest on Friday to get fruit and veggies to make for the party. Everything was in place.
Surprisingly everyone showed up on time!
I was texting with my eldest the entire drive to the party (an hour away).
We pulled up and got out and his uncle came over to greet us.
He turned Chris away from the garage door and tried to put the door up.
His son was trying to do the same thing from inside so the door kept going up and down in the space of about a foot for a bit.
Hubby turned and asked what was going on with the door.
We could hear giggling inside, which he thought was his uncle's grand kids.
Then...the door went up and everyone yelled SURPRISE!!!
Hubby just stood there like, "wait...what?"
He was so confused and had no idea what was happening.
HAHA it could not have been more PERFECT!
We went inside and it was an amazing party.
I had BBQ catered in and my SIL Mary made potato salad and coleslaw (I still need that recipe).
I also had the BBQ place bring mac and cheese, OMG you guys, it was so good!
This is the cake. It was an old man of the sea theme.
My SIL got him a top hat that had "60" on it. That is my younger daughter next to him.
Around the table, me, hubby, middle daughter, eldest daughter and BIL.
Hubby with his middle brother, Mark.
Hubby and me
His uncle gave him this walker. HILARIOUS.
Blowing out the candles
Chris's uncle explaining how to work the walker. Notice the fishing pole, LOL.
My daughter and me.
My daughter and us.
I could NOT have done this without the help of so many other people.
It was so nice to be able to celebrate such a special day with our entire family (almost).
Thank you to everyone that made this such a special day.
As we were falling asleep that night, he turned to me and said, "Thank you for today".
I know it meant so much to him.