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Happy Birthday Colby

Today, my husband turns 25. That’s right Internet. We got married when we were young, I know, but today, my husband is able to rent a car without paying an “under 25″ fee. I remember the first birthday I spent with Colby. I was dating someone else at the time and his brother was in town for a visit. Colby was a big time skater and for whatever reason, he had an obsession with rubber ducks. Don’t ask because I don’t know. Anyway, I was a cake decorator at Publix so I decorated a cake with a skateboarding duck and said something like, “Happy Birthday Tha Duckmasta.” That’s right Internet. He had a nickname of Tha Duckmasta. I still don’t understand it almost 10 years later, but whatev. It’s his thing. Anyway, we invited all of these people that NEVER showed up. What’s up with that??? He had a ton of friends and he felt so rejected. So much so that I went and started calling everyone we invited to get them to come. In the end, only a few came… *hangs head in shame*

Today, we are in Oklahoma for my father-in-law’s family reunion and we are celebrating Colby’s birthday at the reunion. We’re having all sorts of GREAT BBQ and we’re bringing a couple of delish cakes. For Colby’s cake of choice, we’re doing a 1/4 sheet marble cake with fresh strawberry filling and chocolate butter cream frosting and for the other cake, well, my father-in-law and I just had to have german chocolate.

Colby,

Happy 25th birthday. I love you so much and am glad to be spending your 25th birthday with you. It’s been an amazing journey watching you grow into the man you are today and I’m so lucky to have you as my husband. I hope you have a FABULOUS birthday. Maybe someday, I’ll get to take you on a jet ski again for your birthday, but I think getting to see ALLLL of your family on your birthday is pretty special! I love you. Happy birthday.