Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Paul!

Today is Paul's birthday! I took the day off of work so we could spend the whole day celebrating together. I'll post about that later, but for now, there is other news to share.

Late last week Paul got a really great early birthday present: a job! I didn't formally post about it here, but due to a reorganization of his company, Paul's job was eliminated and he was laid off in early March. It is never a good time to lose your job, but luckily we were smart when we bought our house and our conservative budget helped us be able to stay afloat during his unemployment.

Since he got laid off, Paul has been hard at work looking for work. He also became head chef of our house, creating many delicious meals. (He was not busy shaving as evidenced by the giant beard and long curly hair!)

He was also known to spend many hours watering and communing with our garden. And, on a very rare occasion, he could be found weed whacking in his PJ's while smoking a pipe. (I had to sneak up on him to get this photo.)

As much as he enjoyed having time to do all of those things, we were both very happy that he got a good job offer. We had a champagne picnic in the backyard to recognize his patience, diligence and efforts and what all of those things allowed him to accomplish.

So, now that that is behind us, we are grateful to be where we are and are looking forward to what the next year of life brings us.


  1. Happy Birthday and CONGRATULATIONS to Paul! What an awesome mate!

  2. Weed whacking in his pj's while smoking a pipe?! That is such a Paul thing to do! Happy Birthday, Paul! Love you! Kathy


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