Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy 40th!!!



Last Tuesday Chad turned 40.

I had been thinking and planning for months as to what I might do.

In my head.

Tuesday came.

I still had nothing.

Yes, I am THAT indecisive.

Somehow I planned and threw a party on Saturday night.

My disease was in overdrive.

In four days I managed to have all my flower beds weeded.
(Thanks honey!)

Including most of the flowers.

We put out 25 bales of pinestraw.
(thanks kids!)

We painted the birdhouse.

We painted all the patio furniture.

We painted the kitchen chairs.

We painted a light fixture.

We hung pictures.

We hung ferns.

We painted a bathroom.
(thanks again honey!)

We cooked and baked.

We scrubbed.

And cleaned.

And organized.

And alphabetized.

And I remembered why I don't throw more parties.

Too. much. work.

But it was worth it.

You only turn forty once.

It was a reason to celebrate.

And celebrate we did.

Happy 40th Birthday Chad!!!

32 comments:

amanda said...

happy, happy bday chad :)

can i tell you how geeked out i am by seeing you up close and personal in the family pic?? you're so adorable!! and the kids honey they are sooo big!!

Kellan said...

You worked very hard! Happy Birthday Chad - I hope it was fabulous!

Have a good day, Wendi - see you soon - Kellan

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

It looks fabulous! You did a super job on that dinner arrangement!

Happy 40th birthday Chad.

Cade and Brittany said...

Happy Birthday Chad!! The food looks great. Infact if you get that every birthday it wouldnt be so hard. looked like even g-ma made her yellow cake for you!! Hope the day was wonderful, you look happy.

Dancin Queen said...

Right on. The girl knows how to throw a rockin shin dig, yo.

snow said...

Kudos again from our house to yours! It was fab u lous, food and all. You really should do this more often as I believe it's one of those "buried talents" you dig up so well on occasion!

Love,

Snow

Krystyn said...

Wow! You did a lot! And, that's why I'm not a party thrower, either!

And, aren't you missing a kid in that picture? You all look great!

Happy 40th, Chad.

Grammy Staffy said...

Wow...you don't get ready for a party...you GET READY FOR A PARTY!!!

I think that I will get busy and do all of that when John turns 40.

....uhhh...too late....he is 66.

whew... I'm glad...now I don't have to do all that work.

Happy Birthday Chad!

leah said...

i'm tired just reading it. bless your heart!

hey chad - feliz cumpleanos, bud!

Mamasphere said...

I'm impressed! I don't think I could get all of that done in so short a time if I was PAID. And believe me, money lights a fire under my but like you wouldn't believe.

Love the black balloons!

Chelle said...

Wow, sweetie, you did an AMAZING job! It looks great and you got so much done!!

Katie said...

It was a swingin party! Thanks for inviting us. We had a great time =-) All your hard work paid off, because your house looked great!

Dana said...

I was just thinking about planning a party for Seth when he turns 30 in Dec. I'm thinking if I do it, it will be at someone else's house.....to return the favor of a suprise party we threw at our house once.

McMommy said...

Are you serious??? You got all that done in such a short amount of time?!

Chad is one super lucky 40 year old!!!!!! :)

Happy Birthday!! (p.s. Love the family pic!)

Cecily R said...

Happy happy birthday Cha-ad dear!!

Sounds like a rockin' party.

I actually think I should host MORE parties. Like one a week. Because then I'd actually clean my house like I should! :)

Ashley said...

House looked great....bathroom color looked amazing...delicious carrot cake!!! Great party!~

Amber said...

Ahhh yes, we only turn 40 once. But my mom turned 29 many, many times. :)

Happy birthday to him!

Marla said...

happy birthday... and look at it this way... there is no better way to get to the end of your to-do list than to throw a party...

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

I am exhausted just reading everything you did. I love that Chad helped get the house in party-perfect order for his own party!

And I LOVE seeing you in a close-up picture, even if you did manage to turn your head away from the camera. You're too cute! But where is the little guy?

The food table looked fabulous, and I love the color of your dining room!

Happy Birthday Chad - you are one lucky man!

just jamie said...

Aw, look at you all organized and fancy and stuff. Good job. My hubby got a card from me for his 40th. ;)

kristen said...

Happy Birthday!!

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Kelli said...

Whew! You must be exhausted! Good thing 40th b'days only come around once. :) But I bet your house looks awesome.

P.S. I started cleaning out a closet for you, Wendi! You inspired me. No alphabetizing yet, but I'll let ya know.

Elaine A. said...

Wow, that's a lot to do to get ready for a party!!

(ahem, sounds exactly how it would be around here if I decided to throw one...)

Happy Birthday to your man!

Kristen said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Chad!!

Wow, dear, you got ALOT of stuff done!! I am so impressed, and seriously the family picture is awesome!!

Hope you enjoyed yourself and loved every minute of watching all of your hard work pay off!

Sorry to have been so MIA recently. Have totally missed my Wendi fix! :)

Hailey said...

Happy belated birthday Chad. Wendi, everything looked wonderful!

Steph said...

Wow, what a nice table and the stuff looks yummy. Happy Birthday Chad!

The Reed's said...

happy b-day chad!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Happy Birthday!

Lauren in GA said...

I don't know what you are talking about...I never plan on turning 40.

You are the best! I need you to help me get my house in order :)

aly said...

what a lucky lucky man!

Carol said...

I'm glad it was worth all the work.

That was a lot of preparation.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Sue said...

You rock! Plan on planning my 50th in 9 years ok?