We've been celebrating for a couple of weeks already, but today's the day Dale turned 50. We planned little gifts and surprises for him in the ten days leading up to today, including a trip to visit Bean (the cat) in Steinbach, a massage appointment, and best of all, a surprise weekend visit from his sister Jean from Miami.
That surprise didn't quite pan out as planned; Jean and Dale's brother planned to surprise Dale at his office after his last client, but Dale had just left work when they got there. Plan B involved zipping back to our house and making a racket outside the door until Dale came out to check what was going on. It wasn't the strongest plan ever, but it did the trick.
On Saturday night, we had a little party with family and a few friends. Despite what the photo below looks like, we did invite some adults as well. My photography was not on point that night and I was pretty disappointed with most of my pictures. But it was a really fun night even though apparently all our family and friends are old too and everyone was gone by 11:30 pm.
|Dale is very excited about his gift of a Jets jersey. Sadly the Jets have lost every game since he got it so he's starting to feel responsible.|
|Dale and his sister. It was so great having her in town all weekend.|
Tonight we rallied the troops for a late dinner at Prairie 360; we collected Spencer early from Drivers Ed, while Chloe rushed over to join us after work. It was a good dinner; not fantastic, but decent. They were out of a few dishes, so they brought us complimentary desserts which was very nice of them. They were delicious - the best part of the meal, in fact.
Dale's man-crush at work brought him an amazing cake from La Grotta so we went home and enjoyed the leftovers while Dale opened a couple more gifts (including a Bean mug).
And that's the end of that. I can't even believe he's 50. Age is not a big deal to either of us and I'm happy that we are healthy and all that, but seriously ... 50?! I can remember when my Grandma was 50! Well, maybe not. But we are plenty old enough to be grandparents ourselves. Oh well, it's all good and progressing as it should. I feel very lucky to have been with him for well over half of those years. Who knows what the next half-century will bring?!