Thursday, March 13, 2008

J's Birthday

J's birthday went really well. It went differently than I thought it would be, but it was still a very successful birthday.
I didn't have time to finish all of his shopping on Saturday, so I got all of my homework done early Monday morning, and spent all of Saturday afternoon getting the house ready. I went to Walmart and got wrapping paper so that he could actually unwrap them. They looked like this: I also got reeses peanut butter cup ice cream and samoa ice cream and made him an ice cream cake. It was really good.
He got home from work, and was trying to decide where he wanted to go for dinner. We were planning on going to Outback in IF, but I was trying to convince him to drive a half an hour more and go to Red Lobster because it's his FAVORITE, but in the end, he was just like "I don't want to drive anywhere---what should we do?" Now, I had been planning on just making him a dinner anyway before he decided he wanted to go out, so instead we went to Broulims and got 3 lbs of crab, some potatos to make mashed potatos, and Martinelli's. It was a great dinner.
He got some really good presents. One in particular is from my family. They took some scriptures about Captain Moroni (who was 25), and changed it about him. The words are:

1 Now the leader of the next generation of Bodilys, or the man who had accepted to be patriarch over the young Bodilys - his name was J; and he was twenty and five years old.

2 And it came to pass that he met the Keslerites in the tops of the mountains, and they were armed with footballs, with frisbys, and with blocks of ice, and with all manner of fouls of the air and with wild potato salads. Yea, he was a man who did not delight in bloodshed, but he was a mighty hunter of wild beasts for the purpose of providing sustenance for his family.

3 Yea, J was a man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which He did bestow upon his family; yea he was a man who did labor exceedingly to preserve the sanctity of hearth and home.

4 And J was a strong man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and did serve his God with all his heart, might, mind and strength; yea verily he did testify in the year two and in the year three and in the year four of the new century, in the south part of the land northward among the Louisianites; and he does continue to labor to exhort his own family to lift their eyes toward that God that gave them life. Yea, Jordan did covenant that he would do so even until the end of his days.

5 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were and ever would be, like unto J B, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.

6 Behold, his wife was like unto himself, for they were a man and a woman of God.

It was really cool, and he really liked it.
Also, thank you to everyone who called him, because he was so thankful to everyone who called him. It really made him feel loved.

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