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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy B-day to my hubby!

We celebrated my DH's birthday with a bit of snow...only a couple of inches but enough that shoveling was required in the morning. Thankfully, the storm passed quickly and the rest of the day was cold but clear.

Craig declined to request a special meal for his birthday dinner, instead asking me to surprise him. I went with an Asian theme: homemade chicken fried rice for the younger palates and a spicy Thai pork with curry and black pepper for the grown-ups. In another life (the one before kids), I used to make blistering hot Thai food on a regular basis. This Thai pork recipe was the dish that Craig claims made him fall in love with me...so hot it drew tears to his eyes and made his nose run and oh, so delicious. I haven't made it in years, didn't have exactly the right kind of curry paste and this time I couldn't get it spicy enough...but it's the thought that counts, right? The flavor was still good and the kids enjoyed challenging each other to eat Mom and Dad's spicy food.

Dad's Bday cake...an ice cream snowman!

First cake, then presents

Madiyar gave Dad a new pillow so he can sleep on a cloud!

Kate gave him a Star Wars flashdrive!

The other kids gave him gift certificates, tasty food treats, and coupons for chores to be done without complaint...like picking up poop in the yard and shoveling snow (Way to go, Tanya!)

Date night!

As for me, I gave him a gift certificate for some quality time...some weekend between now and the end of March, we will slip away for a quiet dinner for two and a night's rest in a quaint little country inn...no children invited. Can't wait...

Hope you enjoyed your birthday, honey!

1 comment:

Anne Kimball said...

Happy birthday, Craig!
Happy New Year, all!!!!!