My son, two buddies and me for two days to celebrate my 43rd birthday on Thursday.
Thanks Mom for bringing me into this world, thanks Dad for the loving of skiing, thanks Beth for being the greatest gift I have ever received (and for encouraging me to "go out and play"), thanks Ali for being there when I get home to get a big bday kiss. Thanks to my friends for being...well, friends. Thanks to my staff for taking care of our people while I am out for a couple of days. Thanks to my church for a generous "occasional day" policy (see you all on Sunday!).
Thank you, God, for all of this sweet life.
Happy Birthday, indeed. Happy me.