Birthday Boy

The hubby is 36 today! Yes, I snagged a younger man back in 1987 (I’m 37, cough cough.) He’s just as charming, fun, kind hearted, and handsome as he was that fateful night in our high school cafeteria when I asked him to slow dance and coyly told him he should take off the sweater he was wearing over a t-shirt because it looked itchy.

Last night was the best birthday eve I remember spending with him in a long time. We went to the Nashville Predators NHL game downtown and watched them beat the Edmonton Oilers. The tickets were given to him by a client, which is where the story gets good.

Yesterday morning he checked his voice mail and had a message from Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz’s wife, Kim. The hubby owns a local computer services company and the Trotzs are clients. Kim offered us the tix for last night’s game. It was until we were at dinner and she called him to make sure we knew they had just been left at the will call box that we realized that the tickets were her PERSONAL TICKETS. That’s right. The coach’s wife’s tickets.

I can’t tell you how thrilled we were. The past few weeks have been a perfect storm of small business owner craziness and I’m surprised we’re both not gray haired or completely bald from stress. Over Thanksgiving weekend we were all sick, the hubby moved his office to a new larger location within a very small time frame, and oh yeah it was also Thanksgiving.

Kim, if you ever run across this blog we can’t thank you enough for the incredible tickets to last night’s game. They were awesome.

And hubby, happy birthday to the hardest working daddy I know. I love you and I will always ask you to slow dance.


  1. Blonde Mom says:

    Thanks ya’ll! It was very cool.

    Also, I just want to clarify that we did not get married in 1987 (we did get hitched in 1997.)

  2. mamatulip says:

    That’s so cool. Glad you guys had a good time…you deserve it! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  3. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday to the Mister. 36 was a good year.

    And HOLY CRAP!!! You sat in the Predators’ coach’s seats???? How amazing. I bow to you and your hockey seating prowess.

    And hey, if you happen to talk to Coach Trotz, could you ask him when Voukoun will be off of injured reserve? He’s on my fantasy hockey team. 😉

  4. Pattie says:

    Heheheh…with cowboy boots like those, he’s got something to smile about! 🙂
    Happy Birthday to your hubby, you cradle robber you! *LOL*

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