the last of the birthday surprises

i’m a few days late on this, but i just finished editing pictures.

joe had a few more surprises up his sleeve monday evening. when he arrived home, he had a birthday cake and gift for me. yay! the cake was chocolate with chocolate icing (yum!), and the gift was “the holiday” on dvd. i loved that movie when we saw it in the theater.

the cake

make a wish!

aj wanted to join joe while he sang happy birthday to me.

after digging into the cake, i headed out to the city council meeting i had to cover. joe said i would know what my last surprise was before i saw him next. i just thought he was crazy. apparantly, he is. at the end of my meeting, the city manager said, “we have someone with a BIRTHDAY here today.”

that was when the “oh crap” look hit my face. the newspaper reporter, who was sitting next to me, started laughing.

“how does he know that?” i asked.

“guess,” she said.

“i’m going to KILL him,” i said, as i had realized what joe had done.

kevin, the city manager, looked at me with a HUGE grin on his face and said, “miss CADY with (insert call letters here) is having a birthday today. let’s all say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her.”

sigh. but wait. it gets better.

kevin came over to me and said, “i won’t tell anyone, but i know exactly how old you are.”

now, i’m not sensitive about my age, but you just don’t say that!

joe thought the whole thing was hilarious, and he said kevin jumped on board when he called about it last week. that doesn’t surprise me. he’s a young person too.

so that was how my birthday ended. oh, and also with a voicemail with our kiwanis club singing the “yadda yadda” happy birthday song since i wasn’t able to go to the meeting on monday.

how will joe top this next year??

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    Could you maybe pick a worse photo of me? I doubt it. Ick. Thanks.

  2. cady says:

    is that a challenge? because i think i can do that!

  3. stacey says:

    Ahahahahaaaa! That is a pretty bad picture, Cady! (Sorry Joe!)
    Sounds like an amazing birthday!!

  4. cady says:

    ok, just for the record i didn’t *try* to use a bad picture of joe! i just thought it was cute with aj in it.

  5. janet says:

    our kitties are twins! except mine is WAY WAY WAY fatter

  6. Sara says:

    I want to see pics of your new baby!! The cat that is =)

  7. glass beads says:

    love your dogs.. cooll

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