Friday, October 14, 2011

happy birthday!

...to my dad.
one of the sad things about living 350+ miles away from my parents is that I don't get to celebrate birthdays in person with them very often. and almost never on the actual birthday. so I treasure this photo - taken on my dad's birthday back in 2002 - and the memories of a birthday, shared.

he and my mom were up for a visit and we surprised him with lunch out at the macaroni grill. I had to tell some sort of story to get them to the restaurant located by my sister's office (instead of the one - now closed - by my house) so she could meet us. I'm pretty sure we shared fried calamari, a few glasses of the house chianti and something for dessert (my dad and I love dessert when we're out!). and maybe they even sang happy birthday to him in italian. the smiles on our faces suggest we had a very good time!

happy birthday, daddy!

6 comments:

  1. yes, happy birthday to a wonderful person. i finally see where you get your bright smile.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Grandpa! You guys do have the same smile :D It's crazy to think that was almost ten years ago!

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  3. That's a great memory. Happy birthday to your dad!

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  4. Sharing a treasured memory + photo is a great way to celebrate! Next best thing to being there.
    Cheers~

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  5. Lovely! Hope your dad had a wonderful day.

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  6. Happy birthday! Hope it was a wonderful day.

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