On Thursday I gave Chance his presents during lunch because he was so excited for his birthday he couldn't wait til after work! I packaged everything up and had it waiting with a special lunch of carry out pizza... I toiled for hours that morning to prepare it;) Here are a few pictures of our lunch hour...I won't bore you with all the pictures of him opening them because I put together a bunch of inside joke/sentimental type presents that only he would probably appreciate. But here are a couple I snapped ...
Presents waiting for him:
Chance reading his card: (he LOVES bulldogs by the way....I told him....someday...maybe)
I also wrote him a little poem to explain his other gift since he couldn't have that part until Friday. We have been planning to celebrate his bday on Friday because some of his friends were coming into town and wanted to go out to celebrate. So I booked the king corner suite at the Hyatt for us all to hang out and crash at on Friday. If you don't know Wichita, the Hyatt is the nicest hotel in town, and if you don't know Chance, his favorite thing to do is stay at nice hotels. I think he got this passion from his dad because they both chat about how nice their hotels have been and debate about who's room was sweetest:) The corner suite is the best under the top floor presidential sweet because it has windows on both sides of the room that overlooks Wichita from the north and the west. I prayed so hard that I would get this room because you get to see the river and downtown...and Jesus was looking out for me! Anyway...Chance was ecstatic to say the least! Here are the night time and daytime views that I attempted to grasp in picture form:
On Thursday night, my mom made Chance a super special Edie's famous meatloaf that Chance had requested for birthday dinner! He is still raving about it...I suppose I should start learning some skills from my mom so I can make him as happy with MY cooking. It was definitely delicious. She also made cupcakes with homemade frosting! Come on Edie don't make me look too unskilled! He will never accept frosting from a store again I'm pretty sure:) I arranged the cupcakes to make a make-shift birthday cake for after dinner where we sang and enjoyed mom's treats. Thanks for making Chance's birthday so extra special mom!
So that's Thursday. On Friday we had all his friends over to his apartment and we made a bunch of snacks and assorted finger foods to go along with my signature mixed drink:) We got super cute matching plates and cups for the party which started after I found a really neat martini drink shaker thing. I am a tiny bit sad that I didn't get pictures of the table after I got all the food placed, but I got a general "before" picture that will give you an idea. As soon as I got everything set, friends started showing up and I was busy playing hostess!
The drink, if you're curious, was just like this one, but I threw in some raspberries for color!
We had boneless wings, puppy chow, mom's meatballs (thanks twice mom!), Chance's famous Velveeta cheese dip concoction, and random fun candy for the blue cups. Everyone had a really good time I think...and Chance had fun he said:) He really likes having people over and he and I strangely work well together in the kitchen. We don't fight AT ALL....ok that's kind of a lie, we sometimes bicker about how we bump into each other or how I think he is cutting the lemons wrong...
Birthday equaled success! Oh, and here is just more proof that I have the best boyfriend. During the night on Friday, Chance gave me a gift! At HIS birthday party he gave ME a gift! Here is a picture...it's a super cute watch I saw out one time and he liked it too so I guess he got sneaky and went back to get it...The little jewels on the face of the watch move around on the top in a little glass section. I love it! I'm sure him giving me the watch had nothing to do with him having a few of my blue specialty drinks;).....
Thank you babe!!! You are the sweetest techy man I ever met:)
On Saturday, we went to Ark City (about an hr away) to visit Chance's dad at the Renaissance fair they were having there. His dad took the new concession trailer there to
It was a HOOT! We saw a lot of things and took a lot of pictures so I made a short little slide show to illustrate the goings on. I took a lot of these pictures with my nieces and nephew in mind because there were fairies and knights and kings and swords and horses and and and! I think they will enjoy seeing all the outfits! We also got henna tattoos ...shocker ...I know;) Here are a few pictures of those up close. I got a coy fish and he got a cross.They last about two weeks so I guess Chance will think I'm just that much cooler for at least that much longer...
Speaking of crosses, Chance also got the best gift you can ever get in life for his birthday....He accepted Jesus into his heart on Wednesday. This is something we have been praying for and talking about for oh...since we met! :) I am SO THANKFUL ...and thank you to everyone who has been praying for this as well. He is so happy and has been surprising me every day with new passions for Jesus. Needless to say, we are both HAPPY. Thank you Jesus for giving me such an amazing techy, nerdy, lover of Jesus for a boyfriend!
Here are the Renaissance highlights!