Jennie did an excellent job with my birthday this year. It was pretty darn awesome. It could only have been better if there had been some WWIAFTM on the front yard.

Jennie and I exchanged gifts Saturday morning for Valentine’s day. I got her some glass salad plates and a pink apron that she is going to get embroidered with her initials (I guess in case I try to wear it, she will know it is hers). She got me a game for the DS (I am 29 with the mind of 11 year old) and a Wood Wick candle. After that we went to First Baptist to coach some basketball. The girls got me a cake and $25 gift card to Best Buy, so that was pretty sweet too. They even iced it with a basketball and “Happy Birthday Coach Chad.”

Next, we headed to Nashville. Jennie had a birthday surprise for me, but hadn’t let me in on it yet. We ate lunch at Cheddars, which I think is our new favorite restaurant. At lunch she let me in on the surprise- we were going to a Predators game! I do love me some NHL, so that was pretty exciting. After lunch we went to see a movie, and then over to Dad’s to wait until it was time to head to the game.

We got to the game and we had EXCELLENT seats. It was pretty awesome. I am sure we would have gotten hit in the face a few times with a puck if it hadn’t been for those nets they put above the glass on each end of the rink. Jennie had gotten a Valentine’s day package, which included the two tickets, two food vouchers (small soda and a hot dog), and a Valentine photo that says Hockey Love. It is worth noting that Ted’s a cappella group from SCRUBS sang the national anthem, so that was cool too.

It was Jennie’s first game, and I really think she enjoyed it. I know I had a blast. We were sitting next to this band stage thing, so during the intermissions they would focus on the band, and who was on the jumbotron half the time they were playing songs…yeah this guy. That’s us on the left side of the screen taking the picture. Jennie is in pink, and I’m wearing my hat.

After the game Jennie gave me my B-day gift, which was a label maker and a puzzle. Both of which I really wanted…for some odd reason.

I can’t tell you what a great job Jennie did getting my birthday together. I really appreciate it and I actually thought it was the best birthday I have ever had. Thanks darlin, I love you!