the hub celebrated another trip around the sun with a very simple request for birthday dinner - one that was even easier than our usual backyard bbq. and when he first mentioned it, i really really thought he was joking and i'd be making a reservation for dinner at one of his usual haunts. i was actually just gonna go ahead and pick one and reserve it just in case, but every time i approached him with it he reiterated his original request. like, he was totally serious. and so this is how we welcomed my dear husband's 44th birthday:
yup. we stood around the kitchen island just chatting and laughing while inhaling a feast of chili cheese dogs, corn dogs, and chili cheese fries. it was definitely different from previous birthday dinners, but i gotta say...i didn't hate it.
the bean had worked on a banner and put up some streamers around the house to make it extra festive when he got home: