I love him so much and he has become such an incredible man, husband, father, lover, provider, friend, and confidant. He has come so far since I first met him and I respect him more each day.
On his actual birthday, my family all met him and a friend of his for dinner at Boston Pizza. Livi and I decided to give Jon a tattoo for his birthday! Well, part of a tattoo. "We" decided to use some of the birthday money that he had got from his Grandparents to begin a tattoo he has wanted since we knew we were pregnant. He wanted a page from the wild rumpus of Where the Wild Things Are. It was his favorite childhood book.
Saturday morning was the appointment and we couldn't be happier with how it is turning out. I had spoke in detail with Deborah, the tattoo artist, that we did not know when we would be able to complete the tattoo, so it needed to look completed for the $200 that we could pay her. She said that she could get the outline for at least three of the characters done and we could add color and characters when we could afford it. When she was just about done she told Jon that she wanted to complete the rest of it for him as a gift if he would allow her to photograph it for her portfolio! We were so excited! What a gift!
There is a better picture on facebook but this is all the blog is getting for now.
Saturday night was Jon's birthday party with friends. Because of the snow, it didn't quite go off as planned but was still a lot of fun! We missed the belly dancer at dinner but had a lot of fun enjoying Afghan food and lounge seating! We had Dad's Lime Mouse Cheesecake back at a friends house for dessert before going to see Tyranahorse play (our friends band). I was a little tired by that point but it was fun and the snow in the downtown east-side was gorgeous!
The Birthday "Boy"
Our fabulous friends who opened up their home for the evening! ... and morning :)
Jon's sister and brother in law! They came all the way over from the Island!
Those straws are from a huge signature drink that we shared at the restaurant :)
More pictures will be added once I get them! This is all that was on my camera!!! Sorry Liz :(
I'm still re-cooperating and need to catch up on my sleep but it was worth it. I can't wait to see what the next 30 years brings for Jon and I'm so blessed to be a part of it!
I love you babe :)