Today is my Dad's 51st birthday! I called him bright and early this morning to wish him a happy day, but because I'm a good daughter I spared him from any singing. For now. Last year on his 50th birthday, my lovely stepmom threw him a huge surprise party! All of his friends and family came out and we had so much fun eating, and laughing, and telling stories of all the silly things my Dad has done in his life. It was a perfect day. Prior to this event, I spent a lot of time emailing and calling everyone to secretly send me photos of my Dad and write a short memory they have of him. Thanks to some inspiration from Inchmark, I collected them all in a cute little 50 page book that everyone signed at the party.
This memory book was a huge hit! My Dad, showing a strong sentimental side in his old age, loves it and I know has flipped through it numerous times since. It makes me smile knowing that he has touched so many people in so many different ways. As ornery as he is, I know he is a great man with a huge heart and I admire and love that about him every day. Happy Birthday to the best Dad ever!
(Page 31-32: My stepmom's entry. Photos of their marriage and when they renewed their vows)