Dear True Love,
If all goes well, I will have pulled off a pretty epic sneak attack on you. I’m sorry I have been lying (a bit) and sneaking around (a lot) to make this work, but I knew that the end justified the means.
Today is your 40th birthday, and you are 4000 km away from me, with no birthday celebration plans on the horizon. I don’t believe anyone should let such a milestone go by without the proper amount of public adoration and slight humiliation, so here is my gift to you, baby.
A while back I hatched a plan to create some birthday shenanigans for you. You have been the subject of a stealth Facebook group, and we have tested the limits of technology to make this happen. Our friends were in on the plan, and with their help, have created a living birthday card to let you know that we are with you in spirit on your big day, even though you are very far away from us. It is a gift from the heart, and a labour of love. It took a village to bring it together, and let me tell you, we have the greatest village I have ever known. I can’t imagine having a greater group of people to conspire with, and it has been so much fun plotting together. It’s pretty long, and I know it, so if you are not the Birdman, and you would rather sit this one out, I grant you a free pass.
While working on this, I became even more aware of how much people love you. I understand and completely agree with them. You are the best man I have ever known, and the depth of your kindness and compassion knows no limit. (Neither does the depth of your perverted mind and your dark, twisted sense of humour, both of which I also adore). I miss you more than you know, and I am counting down the days until you return and we escape on our tropical adventure!
So here it is, rough and a bit unpolished, but full of love and hopes for you to have a very, very happy 40th birthday. So glad we are both in the same decade now. 🙂
All my love,
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EDITED to add the US viewing link for poor Kari and Seth! 🙂 Check it out HERE
PS. There was one other video that came in, looking so polished and slick, that it deserved its own moment in the spotlight. Without further delay, here is a special greeting from our dearest, angriest french friend. A brief warning though: If you are a person of delicate sensibilities, then you should not view this video. It’s chock full of expletives and offensive language. I’m totally serious. You will be offended. However, if you’ve gotten this far in our blog, and you haven’t left yet, it will probably be okay for you to go ahead and view the following piece of cinematic wonder.
Special thanks to Jean-Sebastien for this fabulous nugget…I do hope you will consider doing our wedding video in your avant-garde style! 🙂
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This one came in late, but I wanted to get it up here too. Thanks, Brad.