The Birthday Story

Posted by joana 16 Nov 2010 2 Comments »

This is a story about a boy who married a girl so he would never have to eat ramen noodles again (lucky for him he got a lot more than a good cook;)). This boy is so good at so many things, but cooking is not one of them. His idea of cooking a fancy meal is adding scrambled eggs to his ramen noodles. Not so fancy.

So one day the boy asked the girl what she wanted for her birthday. Now this girl is very low maintenance as far as worldly things go, and asked only for a special dinner cooked by the boy and their children. She likes things from the heart, and the thought of her family putting together a special meal just for her (no matter how it turned out) made her smile. Little did she know that she would be blown out of the water with the boys thoughtfulness and suddenly acquired cooking skills.

So the day came, and the boy and their children started working away in the kitchen on their surprise for the girl. The girl wasn’t allowed in the kitchen, but they granted her request of taking pictures of themselves to document for the family blog.

The boy gave them all a special job. The son was in charge of lighting the candles, daughter #1 was in charge of making and decorating the cake, and daughter #2 was in charge of sporting her pink puma sweatsuit and looking chubby. They all pulled off their jobs without a hitch!

The moment arrived where the girl was allowed into the kitchen to see her surprise. The lights were turned down low, the table neatly set, the candles lightly flickering creating the perfect ambiance… The girl stopped short. Lo and behold, the boy had made her very favorite dish from Outback Restaurant, ‘Alice Springs Chicken!’

She gasped in disbelief. Surely he who had little to no cooking skills could pull off such a feat as this! But there it was right in front of her, a mouth watering chicken breast topped with sauteed mushrooms, crispy bacon, melted cheeses, with a side of zesty honey mustard sauce for dipping. And even better, it tasted as good as it looked!

It was a dream come true! The girl and the boy embraced as the children presented their gifts and birthday wishes. They had a lovely meal finished off with daughter #1′s beautiful cake, and they all lived happily ever after… The End.

seriously though. it was such a great birthday, and i was totally impressed with the mr.’s cooking skills. i think he even surprised himself. i have the best husband and family. thanks guys, i love you!

2 Responses to “The Birthday Story”

  1. Carolyn Losee says:

    The Sanders family is love in action. Joana, I think you are the next family novelist. I shed a tear with your clever and sweet portrayal of birthday #38 and it was indeed great ! Love you guys.

  2. Erik says:

    I wish my job was to wear a pink puma sweatsuit and be chubby! That looks awesome, totally beats the Taco Salad I made last night that Londyn refused to eat. You are very deserving of it though! I love that you’re part of our family and are good to my brother(and by “good to him” I mean “put up with him”), Happy Birthday again