to celebrate we did something he liked:
biked for a long time.
we headed over to msu's campus and then grabbed dinner at potbellys and five guys.
there has been a drought around these parts. like no rain for months. so wouldn't you know it started to rain during our dinner? (and on the two days I planned to get me some some sun at the pool--more on that later...). and that little rain was bringing with it a thunderstorm.
so we packed up the party real quick-like and got our bike on.
ominous sky, lightning in the distance, red on the radar.
fastest 8 miles ever.
and then sky opened up on us with about .5 to go. soaked. just ask jonah, he'll tell you allllll about it.
and you know what? I'm pretty sure it made ben love it even more. in fact, I know it did.
a little extra adrenaline and danger? right up his alley.
reminds me of when he turned 30 and we biked all 20+ miles of the cape ann coastline while it poured. he still talks about that birthday.
so happy birthday to the best dad, husband, pastor, friend, bikerman these parts know. we can't wait to have you home.