We started yesterday at 7pm, and aside from a short sleep break, we’ve been Questing at the Questival ever since. In this photo, we were tasked with making a cake on someone’s face (adding lighted candles was our idea). Then someone had to lick the cake.
PS Ultimately, we finished in 10th place out of 419 teams.
Welcome to the 2006 edition of the Sappiest Tradition Ever (TM), wherein I hijack Beth’s blog to say how great she is. Well, I can’t let this year pass me by, as Beth’s in kind of a rough patch, with her concussion and all. I’ll admit that I’m not the kindliest nursemaid, by any stretch, and she has a tendency to try to tough out her illnesses and injuries and soldier on with her motherly duties, which usually leads me to forget that anything’s wrong. (As for me, I’m a baby, and just refuse to get out of bed when I’m feeling poorly).
What you see up there in that picture isn’t just a rare Kodak moment; it’s an everyday occasion. That look of absolute joy in Eli’s face, and the spark of fun and mischief in Beth’s: that’s just the way it is around here. Kyle and Eli are the luckiest boys in the world.
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for Beth’s devotion to her family, and especially for her understanding and support when it comes to my crazy projects. When I go out and spend $10,000 on power tools and proceed to build a house, spending every weekday, from sunup to sundown up the mountain (something that would send most wives into fits), she supports me 100% (or at least 99). She encourages me to follow my dreams, and does everything in her power to make them come true.
And she’s not only an excellent friend to me, and to the boys, but to so many other people as well. She’s empathetic and giving to a fault, and people are lucky to know her. Happy birthday, sweetie. May there be many more, and I hope I’m with you through them all.
[Please wish Beth Happy Birthday on the Post Below. If I opened comments on this post, they would go to me.]