Back to the story.
10:05 AM - Patricia wakes to tell me that I overslept. I walk into the other room come back to bed with her 1st birthday card. Inside she reads some mushy stuff but most importantly her 1st gift. The back read "I don't have to go into work today. Lets party!" Weeks ago I worked on MLK day and saved a day off for this occasion. In a very excited screeched, she yelled "Yay lets party!" That was followed up with "OK good night" Which means let's go back to bed for a bit. PBG is a professional sleeper. Most of you might think you are good at it but she has a PhD.
10:45 AM - I finally roll out of bed to cook her a great healthy breakfast of champions. Thanks to my brother Brent for introducing me to the new Bisquick plastic container. Genius.
11:30 AM - Her Parents, the boss lady, and the main player, came over with a balloon and chocolate cake. After a few stories, some coffee and cake they took off and we finally got ready for the day.
I spent hours trying to decide on what the afternoon activities would look like. I finally decided on a bike ride, tennis, and fun outdoor stuff, then the iPhone weather app killed that with stories of rain, that never came BTW. I have long wanted to head out to Clermont, FL to tour the Lakeridge Winery so that is what we did.
This is where I learn we are very different. If she presented me with a scavenger hunt within the restaurant I would have broke out a magnifying glass and took off like inspector gadget. She wasn't as hasty. This is my bride getting her last envelope from the evenings chefs. Everyone at the restaurant was awesome and played along really well. In the envelopes where different types of sunglasses and she got to choose from for her birthday gift. I don't think I would do the game again but it was still a fun story. The food came and went and we were too stuffed to move. The last gift of the night was 3 more envelopes. Inside of them were homemade vouchers to a summer vacation that she has been wanting. You can see all 3 below.
I swear that was the end of the date :) It was a fantastic morning, day and night. I hope that every Feb 7th I can spend this much time with the person I love. I love you Patricia, Happy Birthday!