We'd been keeping it a secret for weeks, making preparations every day leading up to the big surprise. Then, on Saturday night, it was finally time for everything to come together. I wish you could have seen the look on Troy's face when he saw a bunch of familiar faces smiling + yelling "Surprise!" from across the restaurant. It was a smashing success! We chatted + reminisced + finely dined + watched a beautiful recap of the birthday boy's life + sang "happy birthday" before he made a wish + hooped and hollered as blew out his candles + ate yummy cake + laughed as we watched him open his over the hill gifts. It was a night we'll all remember for a long, long time, one that was spent spoiling a man responsible for spoiling all of us so often. Halfway to fifty has never looked so good, y'all.
Happy almost birthday to our beloved Troy!
If he's even half as blessed as we are just by knowing him, his next fifty years will be the best years anyone has ever had.