This past weekend was a big event for the Roswell family, as we celebrated my Mom’s 80th birthday.
Plans began early in the year and resulted in a family dinner on Friday night, with my younger brother surprising Mom by flying in from Arizona (after a lot of lies about why he couldn’t make it) and with my son and granddaughter flying in from BC (it didn’t even cross Mom’s mind that he would make the trip). We also had a bonfire breakfast Saturday morning (for the past few months, we have been meeting around the fire pit once a month at 6:30 AM… we couldn’t let my brother and son go home without experiencing this fun.) We also had a family potluck on Sunday, with all the relatives invited, and a final lunch on Monday before my son, Joey, flew back home. This turned into a birthday party for him (he turns 30 next week).
So…..... the secret birthday present.
I had planned to just give Joey some money, since his suitcases would already be filled with supplies that his wife had asked him to pick up for her while in Ontario.
But… as soon as he saw the skateboard deck that I built while interviewing Roarockit (veneering press kit) he loved it and it then became his birthday present—SURPRISE!! So my bench idea is out the window and it’s back to building a skateboard.
He has requested that his company logo (EA Games) be put on the board and that’s all… so that’s my next project – to finish his present.
He has also requested that I build him a snowboard (his new sport, now that he’s living near the mountains). He obviously thinks that I can do it … ha! We’ll see.
Anyway, the weekend was a HUGE success, the skateboard was a surprise success, and now.. sadly.. my son is back in BC. But it was nice to be able to hug him, after a year of being away…
Oh—and I now have 10 pages of PULSE items to catch up on !!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)