Wow--you blew me away with all your sweet comments on the post about my husband's birthday! Rest assured, I was not saying 35 is old--I was saying I thought so when I was only 8! Eric appreciated all your kind words and wishes, and he was a star, as he ended up giving me much on his special day while I was ill. He has really picked up the slack around our home this week and I am very grateful!
For Eric's birthday dinner, I made a Thai coconut chicken dish, homemade applesauce (he loves it!) and his favorite cake. Joy calls it Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake, which is more user-friendly than the name I learned it by. Let's just say that on the back of the Betty Crocker box, it's called "Better Than Almost Anything Cake."
A few years ago we decided to give each other experiential gifts for our birthdays. This year, I set up a game night for a group of his guy friends, and provided root beer and snacks. Then in a few weeks, we'll have a date to Olive Garden and a hockey game.