Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Dad!

Today is my dad's 50th birthday!

Just in case you didn't know, I have the awesome-est dad in the entire world. Seriously. First of all, he knows everything. It is pretty funny because when I was a teenager I knew everything and now he does! He is also very funny. But again, when I was a teenager he wasn't funny at all and now he is hilarious! My dad can fix anything. And I mean anything. I have been so lucky to grow up with a dad who can fix anything. But it can also cause problems because I always think everything can be fixed without a professional's help....but sometimes it can't. He loves me a lot. I can tell. He is always there when I need help. He is always there when I need advice. But he won't say "I love you" when he gets off the phone at work. But it's ok. Sister-Erin and I joke about it. He will say it all the other times. My dad will always help me with last minute projects on the computer and will even do a quick project for me if I email it to him and then call him and say "I just emailed you something that I need right away, can you please help????". When I was growing up my dad taught me how to do everything with him and I still like to help with projects. He also taught me to be a computer geek and I am very grateful for that. One of the most important things I learned about computers is that there is pretty much a way to do whatever you want to do you just have to find out the way. Google is pretty amazing for that. And if I can't figure out something on my own, I call my very own PC Help Desk (my dad of course). I am so lucky to have the dad that I have! I love you dad!

For his 50th birthday Mom wanted to surprise him. We decided to do dinner the 4 of us and then suggested going to this winery in the area afterwards. Unbeknownst to him Mom invited a few close friends to meet us there.

We had a lovely dinner at Outback and then as we were walking up to the winery, Dad looked in the front window and saw this:

Then he turned around and gave us a look that looked like this:

The place was so cute and we had a lot of fun. We had a champagne toast to dad:

See how silly he is??

My mom and dad are so cute!

Of course I had to take the token self portrait couple shot here:

There was also fun entertainment all night:

We had a really fun night and Dad was definitely surprised. I like when a surprise can REALLY be pulled off. Happy Birthday again Dad! I am so lucky to have you!