You would think after so many numbers have flown by me, I would have a tidy to do list when it comes to marking special birthdays. My high school crush, who I now call my husband, just looked 60 in the face and said, “Oh, hey there, I got this.”
Somehow the years turned into decades, the kids grew up and we became grandparents and somehow this birthday, I just HAD to do something for this guy! Here’s why I decided to pull out all the stops and really scream, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLAN!” Maybe my reasons will also give you an excuse to pull out all the stops for your next birthday bash.
- He had it coming. You know this type. Allan has never wanted the spotlight but he does recognize that it’s important to make people feel important. He has helped me decorate, clean and has even let me micro manage him through countless parties and events that make other people feel important. Eventually the tables had to be turned.
- Time is love. Allan is the first person our girls call when life isn’t going as planned. He will devote any amount of time helping them figure out grown up problems like insurance and car loans. He was the one who helped them fill out their college applications and he still is the one who sends them all flowers on Valentine’s Day.
- Fun at 60. We both may have something to prove with this one. We both truly feel life just keeps getting better and our adventures just get more fun. We appreciate home but are still interested in seeing and doing. Golfing, movie going, boating, hiking, running and pickle ball are our keys to staying young and having fun.
- What’s the big deal. If you never make a big deal out of anything, then nothing is ever a big deal. Events should be marked, remembered and celebrated, that’s how they become events. Celebrating with a bang really hits home that what you’re doing matters and more importantly, who you’re doing it for matters.
I know I’ll never regret marking Allan’s 60th birthday with such a bang. We’re enjoying the warm Arizona sun and enjoying just being together. We’re celebrating all the milestones of the past decades and making new memories for the future. Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Oh and I should mention, I am so enjoying this new swimsuit from Swimco. Best fitting suit I have ever owned!! Thank you!!