Saturday, July 21, 2012


Jim turns forty-seven tomorrow but since we'll be busy with church and We Will Go, we celebrated today. And how did Jim choose to celebrate? He chose to celebrate bravely....well, BRAVE, THE MOVIE themed that is.

MacLellan is a Scottish clan and so we had lots of fun planning --- and implementing --- this day.

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It started out with oatmeal for breakfast, with bagpipe music playing in the background on Spotify, followed by a muddy, wet, Nerf battle between Jim and the three little Macs.

Then it was on to see BRAVE!  Yes, we loved it.  So glad Jim took us to see it.

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And in keeping with the BRAVE and Scottish theme, Jim picked out Rumbledethump, a dish made with potatoes, cabbage, and cheese.  He also wanted bangers (sausage) and sauerkraut.  Not purely a Celtic dish, but it was still yummy.

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After supper, it was present time!  Each of the kids gave him something good to eat --- Arabic coffee with cardamon, coconut  and dark chocolate M&Ms, some Middle Eastern cookies, a dark chocolate Mounds bar, and an Arabic chocolate bar.

Even the Gammill Cousins got in on the action.

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Betsie bucked the trend.  She actually gave him a gift certificate to get the dent in his truck undented since she was the one who had put it there a few months ago.  Jim negotiated and she's going to pay to get the cd player fixed instead.

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And I gave him a Josh Garrell's cd, JACARANDA.  Plus a bowl full of yummy birthday sweetness, white chocolate bread pudding.  Well, Betsie and I actually both made it.  It was an encore performance of the dessert Jim had picked out for Father's Day.  It was good last time, and it was good this time, too.

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Which is a good thing, because my hunky hubby deserves only the good stuff for his birthday weekend.

I love you, Honey!

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