Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dad’s 55th Birthday Present

In December, we weren’t sure if dad would see his 55th birthday. The surgeon had us worried that he might not come out of surgery. It was the realistic way of looking at it. Sure there was hope and prayers but in all honesty, we were SCARED.

But here he is, thriving and doing awesome. Oh and turning fifty-freaking-five!

So what did we do to celebrate?

Chris and I took my Mom & Dad out for lunch out in a little well established Fish House on the water. It was perfect! At the time both my Mom & Dad had NO clue about our news.

So what did we do?

I gave my Dad his birthday card and watched him get all excited over his Walgreen gift card I got him. HE LOVES WALGREENS. Mom was laughing when he opened it. Then he saw IT.

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I wish I could have gotten the SURPRISE FACE. The 2nd picture he was looking at my Mom for the OMG response, but the funny thing is, she had NO CLUE. She just thought he was excited over his damn Walgreens gift card.

So I told him to give Mom the card so she could read it and that was the end. Tears, hugs and TONS of excitement. It was SO much fun to tell them this way and for them to be here in person. They were over the phone last time when we announced we were pregnant before while they watched a slideshow.

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This was just perfect.

So Happy Belated Birthday Dad. I wish I could have posted this in my busy week post, didn’t want you to think I forgot about you. I just had to tell the story as a whole because it’s that much fun!

17 comments:

Michelle said...

How fun! Congrats on the new little one!

Jaime said...

The perfect gift... another grandchild to love!

xo

Fanny said...

I don't know how, but this totally made me tear up :)

Michelle Karr said...

That is great!!! My firstborn was due Dec. 31, but his birthday is Dec 18. I will be praying for your pregnancy. You are about 6 weeks behind me.

oli said...

THIS brought some tears! I'm so happy for you and your family =)

cmatsukes said...

That was great Ashley LOVE his facial expression, and tell him I love Walgreens too, but I dont know why. Great way to tell them. Yes it feels different this time you are going to get your little bundle soon. Just me but hope it is a Girl dont tell chris.

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Melissa said...

Yeah, I am so happy for you! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Kimberly said...

Awe, I bet they are just thrilled! Congrats again Ashley!

Jayme said...

Oh that is so cute, I LOVE IT! You're so good- I always blurt it out over the phone LOL

Jessica said...

oh so much fun!! :)

Mariel Torres said...

haha this is too much fun! congrats darling

My life said...

Awesome Ashley. I told my in laws on fathers day with a card that said my kids names and had a pink and blue question mark. Neither of them got it at first, I had to keep telling them to read it again. When they got it there were certainly tears, and My mother in law promptly told the waitress that I would not be having any wine with my dinner ;)

P.S I sent you an email just wondering if you got it.

The Florida Hogan's said...

What an adorable way to announce! Congratulations!

Mrs.F said...

That is so awesome!

Holly said...

What fun! I love the reaction!

Cindy said...

Fanny you're not the only one, I teared up reading this too. I love the look on your dad's face in the second picture. Too cute.