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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Happy Birthday, Brian!

10th August 2006

Today’s my sweetie’s big 30th birthday. Yeah! We’ve had a wonderful day of celebrating, starting with a dreamy chocolate peanut butter cake with our home church family last night. I was up late creating a special birthday present – a framed scrapbook page page of 30 ways I love him. It was well worth the several hours of effort (and help from Corrie!). It turned out great – maybe I’ll post a picture tomorrow.

Oh yes – Steve and Corrie arrived Tuesday evening, so it’s fun to celebrate with them. Brian, Analise, Steve and Corrie all went jogging this morning, and Brian made us yummy french toast (from Corrie’s tried and true recipe). Steve and Brian went biking – with Brian’s new fast bike! – later in the afternoon, there was some napping by most of us in the afternoon before we went to dinner. We ate at our FAVORITE Thai restaurant, Surin West with Brian’s parents and brother. Appetizers were half-price, so Corrie and I made our meal of appetizers – YUM. Analise ate really well, amazingly. I love that she likes thai food! Then we came back for one of my new favorite desserts, special requested by Brian, Pots of Chocolate. SUPER easy, and incredibly elegant and delicious (I tripled the recipe for 7 people, and used hazelnut syrup instead of liqueur, serving it in pretty teacups). Now Brian, Steve and Corrie are enjoying one of Brian’s birthday presents, a Mythbusters video. It’s been a great day! We’ve had some more fun, but I’ll save that for another post.

Happy birthday, sweetheart! I love you – and look forward to celebrating you for many more years.

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Brian!”

  1. Dena Koehn Says:

    Happy Birthday Brian!

  2. Hal Says:

    Brian, I think your 30th birthday present should be to take this vacation:

  3. Tamara Buitenwerf Says:

    You did more celebrating… is Toone #3 on the way???? happy late bday Brian

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