The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

Thursday night Kristi threw me a cowboy themed 65th birthday party. First thing I need to do is thank Kristi, Brittney, Cassidy, and Robin for all the hard work they put into making it such an incredibly special event. They went all out with the decorations, the PowerPoint, the cowboy cupcakes, and the potato bar. Brittney had an awesome cowboy cake and Robin designed an adorable setting with some hay bales and a saddle for a photo background. Jayci loved it! I also want to thank Bob & Lisa Hale for the amazing chili they brought for the potato bar. It was fantastic.

I was excited because it gave me a chance to dress up in full cowboy attire. It was a little ironic because the event was at the Hampton Inn and the last time I went to an event there was when my brother Craig was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Cowboy Hall of Fame. I was able the get dressed up in full cowboy attire then as well. What’s the old saying? You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.

There were so many memorable things that happened that night, and so many people that came to wish me a happy birthday. It was great to talk to them and to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. When my brother Wade and my sister Patty got up to recall stories about us growing up, I must admit my mind was recalling stories that I prayed they wouldn’t bring up. Luckily for me, they didn’t bring the real incriminating ones. I think mainly because I have dirt on them as well.

As the evening went on, I was looking around the room and had an incredible feeling of warmth of happiness come over me. I saw so many people that I have been fortunate to have in my life. There are so many people that have always been there for me. I have an amazing family that I am so proud of.

I want to try and let everyone know how amazing my beautiful girlfriend Kristi is, but there aren’t enough words to adequately describe her spirit and passion. She is the most caring, selfless person I know, and her true happiness comes from making everyone she knows happy. I watched as she went around the room talking to people and reaching out to them. She has a smile that lights up any room she is in. I realize just how lucky and grateful I am to have her in my life. Kristi, thank you for everything you do for me every day and I am so blessed to have you in my life. I Love You!

Thank you everyone that came that night and also the ones that couldn’t make it and sent me your best wishes. And another big thank you again to Brittney, Cassidy, and Robin for everything they did to make the evening unforgettable. I am truly blessed. Thanks for reading.

Next week: High School Hero’s

P.S. Just because I am in full cowboy attire, doesn’t mean I can’t foul someone.