Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Big 4 - Ohhhhhh!!







So Parley hit 40! It was a little traumatic, but not too bad for him. I guess having birthdays makes you reflect on where you are with your life and how you are, sometimes, not where you thought you'd be. I think he's doing great and I told him he's lucky because men just start looking distinguished as they get older, women, just look, well, OLD.

Any of you who know Parley, know that he doesn't love being the center of attention and all the fanfare that some others enjoy. I didn't think he'd really get into a big party or anything. Since his birthday was on a Sunday and he has lots of church stuff to do every Sunday I knew the only way to get him to have a "real" birthday was to take him away. As luck would have it, Lauren has a friend who's parents have a SWEET cabin up at Bear Lake (Utah/Idaho border). He didn't have cell phone coverage and there was no internet. It was wonderfully quiet. One other thing that made him happy, they had a satellite dish and so he was able to watch the BYU game on a big HDTV. It was fun. Happy Birthday Parley. Thanks for being so GREAT!!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Parley is GREAT! 40 is just a number. He has accomplished so much as a good person in those years. We are lucky to call him family! Love you Parley!

Emily Loney said...

Happy Birthday Parley!! That cabin looks amazing! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate getting old...I mean...older. :P

Gwen said...

Sorry I missed it! Happy Birthday. I knew it was coming up, but we had an extra long weekend with the kids out of school and they had their last soccer games Saturday. Excuses, Excuses!

Carrie said...

Happy B-day Parley! I hope you got our message of birthday wishes. Looks like a GREAT cabin. WOW!
You're a great bro-in-law and uncle!

our family said...

Wow, Parley, I do have to say that you have gone pretty gray since you have been Bishop. Now the big 4-0! It's all downhill from here! We really do love and adore you!!!