Monday, May 31, 2010

Hawks win!

The usual suspects were over for the Blackhawks game tonight. It was fun. Burgers on the grill for the fam and a few of the kid's friends before the game, and then the die-hards for the second game of the Stanley Cup finals. It was a very special moment for Jean and I to sit in the back yard and listen to the horns, yells, cheers and what-have-you when the BH scored back to back goals. That, in itself, was quite entertaining. Oh, only to have the audio!

But more than that, the "old man" turns 50 tomorrow. Wow. So the guys maybe celebrated a little too much in his honor, with top tier Jameson shots for everyone (except me - eww!). Nothing like good friends. When we were 23 years old and cuddling in his parent's basement, I never imagined him being 50. Or me being 49 for that matter. What a long, strange trip it's been - and I mean that in a good way. Happy Birthday Eve, Sweetie. Love you now more than ever.


  1. By the way, the times that posts are made are more than 2 hours off. It's 11:00pm where I'm at. Is there a different time zone for blogs? What's up with that?

  2. I realize the difference in our age is more than 20 years, but reading your post tonight felt very parallel to my own life at the moment. Pat and I are fast approaching 30 with less than 2 years for him. I certainly did not see my life as it is now being like this when we were 17 and falling in love. Or when we were 21 and getting married, or 21 and having our first baby. Now 5 years later with 3 kids, 2 heart surgeries and the pre-mature death of a parent behind me (but ever present in my daily life)I find it hard to believe that 30 is all we are approaching. 50 with shots of Jameson seems much more fitting in my head. I love you all so much. I am so glad you were such a major part of my childhood and now a very loved part of my adulthood. Happy Birthday John! Have a few shots for the Patterson clan.

  3. You know what they say..It's better at 50.
    Happy Birthday John.