Friday, March 14, 2008

Ben Blair turns 35



Today is Friday, March 14th. Which means that Ben Blair's birthday was one week ago on Friday, March 7th. Ben is 35 years old. And we still haven't celebrated this joyous occasion. Which is not good. Not good at all.


Here's the boring story: Ben was out of town last Thursday. Then I was out of town Friday through Sunday. Then he's been out of town again this week. It's kind of like playing tag — but at JFK, and with airplanes. He'll be back in the morning and I can't wait to see him.

To ease my guilt about leaving town on his birthday, Ben promised me we would pick a-date-sometime-in-March to celebrate. We want to make him breakfast in bed, and bake a cake, and wrap up some presents. I don't think he would mind skipping all of this, but our kids would be terribly offended if any of these traditions were taken lightly.

Just to be safe: March is slipping away fast — if for some reason the celebration doesn't happen, well then at least this blog post will mark his big day. Happy Birthday Ben Blair.

(I know we like to believe that God loves all his children equally, but I could make a strong argument that I'm his favorite because I get to be married to Ben Blair.)


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Blogger Sarah said...

Awww...how sweet! I love the name Ben Blair. It sounds like the name of the protagonist in a romantic comedy.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger pve design said...

Have a Super Birthday - all year long!
What a nice post!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

Super happy birthday, Ben Blair. What a lovely family...you must be very proud! Good job, Mama!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:30:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Margaret said...

For those who don't know, the plan was to name him Troy. We Blair kids had been calling him Troy for a month. Then our dad got up and gave him a name and a blessing. I don't remember the blessing, but the name jolted us: Benjamin Wallace Blair. Ben Wallace Blair. From the house of Wallace Blair. And of course, Ben has red hair like Wallace Blair, the grandfather we never knew. (He died when our dad was eighteen.)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 3:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger KJ said...

All those curls and all those pairs of bright eyes are just killing me!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 4:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Erica said...

Maybe the cutest family ever! I can't get over how all of your kids look like you or one of your siblings. They are adorable!

Happy Birthday to Ben.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger liz said...

happy birthday! dig the sweater ben. i think gabby and ben get award for most awesome/ adorable family ever!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:32:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous robin k said...

Happy Birthday, Ben Blair (one of the most awesome people I know).
Wonderful post, Gabby.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. What a cute family you have!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:46:00 PM EDT  
Blogger allysha said...

happy birthday! -also, good name story, margaret!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cafe Johnsonia said...

Happy Birthday to BB! He's one of the greatest guys I know.

You guys are so cute it's almost sickening--but in a good, newlywed kind of way.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 6:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MamaChristy said...

Firstly, Happy Birthday Ben Blair. And many more. Look at all those people who love you and know that you are blessed.

Second. "(I know we like to believe that God loves all his children equally, but I could make a strong argument that I'm his favorite because I get to be married to Ben Blair.)"

That is the sweetest thing to say and you are one lucky girl to feel that way. (Of course, I know that I must be the favorite. You just haven't had the pleasure of meeting my Josh. Oh, wait. We must both be the favorites. Lucky us.)

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 6:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Brian said...

Happy Birthday Ben Blair!!! I agree you are pretty lucky. I loved the year that you were full time in the city and Ben was at playdates and in charge of cello with Ralph. He is a great parent. Your kids look so grown up, and all so beautiful!

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 8:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Brian said...

BTW . . . that last comment was Kelly, not Brian. I am logged in under his name.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 8:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Girl con Queso said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN BLAIR!!!!! You rule.

Friday, March 14, 2008 at 10:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Bubbles said...

Your last thought was so sweet.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 12:47:00 AM EDT  
Blogger R-Eight said...

Happy Birthday Ben!! Hope you guys get to have a great celebration!
Great post Gab.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:37:00 AM EDT  
Blogger c jane said...

Happy Birthday Ben!

I actually knew the Troy story and have told it many times over. It was the beginning of a life full of good stories.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 6:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Angela said...

What a lovely tribute to your husband. Happy belated, Ben Blair!

Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 8:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger liz s said...

oh my gosh i miss those cute kids. happy birthday ben!

Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

Your family is adorable.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:10:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Emily S. said...

Ben! Happy Birthday! We miss you but hopefully will get to see you soon. We can party in person :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:07:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor red shirted boy -- he's the only one not in stripes!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 1:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Emily, etc, etc said...

Ben and I share the same birhtday - although 5 years difference (me being the younger). Happy Birthday Ben - hope 35 wasn't as depressing to you as 30 was to me! Ha ha.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 7:05:00 PM EDT  

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