Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mr. B., Happy Birthday to you!

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Happy Birthday to the World's Best Brother-in-Law
from the
World's Best Sisters-in-Law
"he thinks my tractor's sexy.."


Once upon a time, there was this silly red-headed divorced crazy girl with blue eyes and four kids (!), a double-shift job as a waitress, no visible means of support, a junker of a car, a strong Irish family 2000 miles away and in the middle of everything all the time.


At the same time, there was this handsome blue-eyed son-of-a-boss (you thought I was going to say something else?) who was single, care-free and owed a darling green Jeep named Jennifer (should I ask??) He was the chef, the manager, the "bosses son". And he was NOT allowed to date the "help"....


But this silly red-head waitress and this handsome man became enamored with each other. Against the handsome man's better judgment and all common sense- and against the "rules" of "management" the handsome man started passing the silly red-headed waitress notes through the kitchen window.."want to go out...?"

Smiling, she nodded yes...and against the handsome man's better judgment and all common sense, and TOTALLY against the rules, they fell in love.



Fast forward to today - the handsome man is even more handsome, his blue eyes sparkling as he smiles, which is often. His laugh is contagious and true..



The silly red-headed waitress is now a gray-haired-counting-the-days-to-retirement (1040 and counting...) Grandmother..who is still totally enamored with the handsome man - maybe even more as his hair grays, and his blue eyes become even bluer, and those same little children that call her Grammie call him Papa..Grandpa, G-Pa...



And his blue eyes sparkle as he sees their smiles, hears their voices... and he loves their Grammie...




Today is Mr. B's birthday. And I have the extreme pleasure of spending another year with this handsome, blue eyed man. And against anyone's better judgment, this man lives and loves and laughs for all of us....




So here's to Mr. B, my best friend, my husband, the Grandfather to my Grandchildren and the best father to a silly red-headed waitresses' 4 kids.....






Happy Birthday Honey...We all love you..




-me

14 comments:

Betty said...

What a tribute to such a nice guy! I love all the family pictures...way too cute. Such a great idea. You are just full of them (great ideas, I mean). Love you and Mr. B as though you were my own family!

The Feathered Nest said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. B!!!! How sweet Colleen, I just know he's going to LOVE this ~ I wish you both a wonderful day...and many, many more Mr. B! xxoo, Dawn

madrekarin said...

Happy, happy birthday, Mr. B!!!
Colleen- That is just the nicest tribute to your sweetie. Hope you both have a lovely day.

Charmingdesigns said...

I had to go back and read it again, its wonderful! Thank you for sharing a bit of your story!! Happy B D Mr.B Laurie

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Mr B...I too was a single Mother with 2 kids- 5/ 13 when I met Mr Man....he too is my childrens "POP" and my grandkids PAWPAW.....I have had him in my life for 28 years and hope to have hm another 28.....

Hope Mr B has the best day ever and the pictures from all the kids, grandkids, inlaw, outlaws etc is just awesome. You know he must be special if all those people took the time to say Happy Birthday......

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Happy Birthday Mr. B !!!!
Hope it is the best one yet!

~kimme

white o'morn cottage said...

What a lovely tribute to a wonderful man!! We all love you...(even if you didn't pick us for the naming of yer' birds! :-)
Happy birthday Mr B!!!

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a great tribute...Happy Birthday, Mr. B!

Colleen, it's look as though I was late for your contest...congrats to Penny on being the winner!

Alyssa said...

I started crying when I read this, Grammie, it was such a nice thing for you to do, and I'm happy we got to help, but your tribute was the sweetest thing I've read in a while.
Love you all!

Brenda said...

Awww you are both so cute together. Happy birthday Mr.B

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful tribute to the man you love! Happy B-day Mr B!!!
Penny

the old schoolhouse said...

Happy birthday mr B ,Hope its a great one[You do know you got that lovely woman in a luckey bag] Well done Colleen great job . Angie xx

Pen Pen said...

Is this the coolest birthday greeting or what????? Happy Birthday Mr. B.

Laurie and Chris said...

Happy belated birthday Mr. B What a great way to get the family involved.