Ah...the birthday surprises! Meg and Will arrived on schedule and as we sat watching the South Carolina/Auburn game, SUE walked in the back door. Are you believing that she let her daughter take the Florida/Alabama tickets? This, my friends, is how I know without a doubt that she loves me without reservation. Louis; however, was not with her...family reunion and all of that.
About an hour later Hank walked out of the den and, so I thought, opened the back door to let the dog out. A minute or so later, I felt a pat on the head and a deep voice saying, I heard somebody has a birthday. It was LOUIS! Here is what he did to get here for my birthday...
Last Wednesday, he flew from Jacksonville to Charleston. He rented a car and drove to Florence for meetings on Thursday. On Friday, he drove from there to Rocksboro, NC, to visit an aunt and uncle, cook Brunswick stew half the night, and go to the Saturday morning portion of the reunion....jumped back in the rental car after lunch and drove the five hours here. Sunday afternoon, he took the rental back to the Charleston airport and drove back to Florida with Sue.
Hank outdid himself in the planning and the keeping of two big secrets. I truly felt "celebrated" the entire weekend.
Dinner at Peninsula Grill is always a treat and was made even BETTER by sharing it with friends we love so dearly. Our waiter asked me if there was anything special he could do for me...my response was PLEASE...can you give me regular updates on the Clemson/Va Tech game? Not only did he do just that, he got other staff members involved and ultimately I got another big present...CLEMSON ROCKED VA TECH.
I was so excited about all of my surprises that I walked out of the house without my camera. Louis and Will both took photos of us Rowdy Girls but didn't send them to me. I'll have to get on them about that. Meanwhile, I'll just enjoy the memories of being celebrated...50 ain't half bad!