Lordy Lordy Nick is 40! and You Are My Song

 

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Saturday May 6th, 2017, my dear, handsome husband turned 40 years old. ¬†We’re getting old folks.

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The girls and I had a lot of fun coming up with surprises for Nick, who BTDubs is notoriously hard to surprise.  We surprised him with a trip to Perryville, MO to visit his 93 year old grandmother, who, by the way, is still just as sharp as a tack and has a better memory than people a third her age.

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One of our surprises was a song that I wrote and the girls and I recorded secretly in Nick’s studio. ¬†For a few weeks I sneakily asked Nick questions about recording, pretending to be interested in a completely different recording project. ¬†Then, anytime Nick wasn’t home we’d sneak into the studio and get some recording done. ¬†There are still A MYRIAD of things I DO NOT understand about using recording software but I learned enough to put together this song.

So here it is: ¬†You Are My Song¬† <—– That’s a link! (Duh!) But it’s also down below this cool pic, you just have to scroll a little further down.

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And then there’s the day you shave your mother’s head for her birthday

I’m not the first daughter to shave her mother’s head due to chemotherapy and I won’t be the last. Actually, it was kind of fun. There’s just something about shaving someone’s head. If you’ve never done it, I highly recommend it. I have shaved my share of heads in my day, mostly my husband’s, but once I shaved my own. Having shaved other heads and my own I have to say that both experiences are pretty cathartic.

I shaved¬†Mom’s head on¬†her actual birthday, August 16th and then we went shopping for scarves and hats.¬†¬†We found a lot of scarves but not many hats¬†because¬†Mom has an abnormally small head for an adult.¬† She claims it is due to being a preemie.¬† I have decided to start calling her “Baby Head”.¬† It’s her superhero alter-ego.¬† I’ve been trying to think of a good pirate name for her too.¬† Pirate Nana is good but Captain Baby Head might be better.

She has been really awesome through this whole experience.¬† It’s nice that we can joke around and make a terrible situation light-hearted and a lot of fun.

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