Friday, October 1, 2010
Two for one...
Birthdays are a big deal in my family. As long as I can remember...cake, ice cream, pizza, dinner at a favorite restaurant -- you name it and we have done it to celebrate a birthday. We had parties when I was a kid and we still have parties. (This probably is just another example of the fact that I have not, and do not intend to, grow up.) Some people think of birthdays as something for kids. We don't. When a birthday approaches, we check everybody's schedule to see what day that week is the best for a party. As busy as everyone is, it can be difficult, but it's awesome (I love my family)!
So this weekend is a treat. It just so happens that my sister Kay and our Dad (pictured here together) have the same birthday - October 3. So how in the world are we going to get everyone together? It's easy this time. We will all be in Tuscaloosa tomorrow for the big Alabama-Florida game! And since that is also where Kay's daughter and nieces (Dad's grandchildren) are in school, it makes it even more perfect. Party in T-town!
So tomorrow we will gather like many fall Saturdays. We will watch ESPN College Gameday. We will "Eat Mor Chikin". But most importantly we will have some birthday cake. And cards. And gifts. And we'll celebrate the birth of two very important people at the same time. What great timing!
And oh...then tomorrow night we'll have so Gator meat for dessert. Roll Tide...and happy birthday Dad & Kay!