Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Goodbye Youth, Hello Old Age

Well, it's official...and really just so sad.


Troy is officially closer to 40 than he is to 30. And I hope you will all join me in waving goodbye to Troy's youth.

Okay, seriously, the guy is still practically a spring chicken, but I am enjoying this milestone.

My sister-in-law, Paulette, tagged me to write six random things about myself...and since I have already done that on facebook, I thought I would six random things about Troy, in honor of his birthday.

1. Troy loves crumbs. You know, after you have finished eating something and you have all those tiny, leftover crumbs on your place. Troy can be found nibbling (in a very mouselike fashion) at all the little bits and pieces.

2. Troy loves flat soda. The flatter the better. He even has a "system" for getting all the carbonation out. Pray he never shows you.

3. Troy is the happiest, most optimistic person I know. It's fine, most of the time, but at 6 a.m., I promise, it's the last thing you want to see.

4. Troy is obsessed with self-help and self-improvement books. He reads them all the time, about a variety of different subjects...and should you ever find yourself in need of some can usually hear Troy said, "Well, you know, I read in book..." He is currently working on learning how to have perfect pitch and on increasing his speed reading abilities.

5. Troy loves all things superman. He still speaks fondly of the superman underoos he had as a child...I think he secretly wishes they were still available in his size. When Troy was a child, he used to regularly pray that he would find the green crystal in the loft of the barn, proving what he long suspected, that he was indeed the long lost son of Jor-el.

6. Troy is always mangling common phrases...he can never seem to get it right. But, Troy being Troy, he likes to play it off like he meant to say it that way. In fact, he will often try to convince others that his new way of saying it is in fact better than the old way, and hopes that people will pick up one of his phrases and use it for their own.

One such instance, we were playing games, and Troy meant to say something to the effect of "Put it in gear," or "It's in the bag", or "Punch it out," but instead he said, "Let's punch this in the bag." um. yeah. He is even still heard to use this phrase on occasion.

Unfortunately, for us, Troy is traveling on his birthday, so we will not get to see him or spend time with him today. But we will be thinking of him, and wishing him the happiest of birthdays.

Happy birthday, old man. We love you.

Here are some recent scrapbook pages featuring Troy:



Puhlman said...

I love that last picture of Mikayla kissing Troy on the cheek. SO PRICELESS. Happy B-day Troy.

Charlene said...

You do a great job with the scrapbook pages.
Happy Birthday Troy!!

susan said...

"Punch it in the bag" - CLASSIC. I can't hear that without laughing. We need to get together and play games soon!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday Troy!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Troy! What wonderful things your wife has to say about you! I can see you doing every one of them.

Roundys said...

Happy birthday Troy!

Hilary said...

Freak he is old. I remember when he was still in law school, and now look at him, all ready for a cane.

alamama said...

Denise, you are always such a wonderful story teller! My DH turned 40 in Jan. It sounds older then he is!

Amberlyn said...

Happy Birthday to Troy!!!

You are one lucky lady aren't you.

Mara said...

Happy Birthday Troy!

Jen said...

Happy birthday to the oldest spring chicken I know :)

Paulette said...

I tried to call him today on his cell and at work. Sorry he is out of town for his special day. Hope he is home for the special day on Saturday. Love you,

Jolinda said...

Better late than never...Happy Birthday Troy! And Denise, beautiful LOs as always.

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