Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The big 4-0...and organizing

Mark's 40th birthday is tomorrow....or today depending on when you read this. (Thursday the 25th) He is not very happy about it. I told him to embrace it but he didn't think that was funny. He;s such a kid anyways. I don't see why the number 40 should scare him. :o) He is such a wonderful husband and father. He is so NOT shy. He talks to everybody and anybody. I'm not exaggerating about that. Even when we are traveling and trying to make good time, we always get held up at the gas stations, because he gets all involved in conversation with who ever is pumping gas next to us. He just so friendly and funny that people can't help but love him.
Happy Birthday!
I love you Mark!
Please wish him a happy birthday...even if you don't normally leave comments, just so he can feel the love. Thanks in advance!

I cleaned out and organized the closet my catering/serving pieces are in. I love that I can see exactly what I have. Mark has the other half of the closet for his motorcycle stuff. I may have to squeeze into a bit of his side. :o) How does one figure out the cost of food per person to know what to charge for catering? How much do you mark it up to make a profit? That is the hardest part for me.

I hope you are all doing well. Thanks so much for the sweet compliments on my handouts. You all make me feel so much better about things. :o)

51 comments:

Amie said...

Happy Birthday Mark, I hope you have a wonderful day... Don't they say 40 is the start of life anyway!!!!

Hol&J said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Hey there Mark, Birthday greetings from Canada. And remember 40 is only a number.

Ruth

Ottawa Canada

sohpiasmom said...

Woohoo! Happy birthday to your sweet hubby! :)

Rhona said...

Happy Birthday Mark (the day before my hubby's birthday). 40 is a great age to be, I had a blast on my 40th - enjoy it!

Pam said...

Happy 40th Mark! You don't look a day over 25! Enjoy your day! Oh and it gets better (said from an older/wiser 41 year old!) ;)

Jolene, can you come organize my closets now? ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I don't usually leave comments on blogs but, I just love your wife's stories and thought "what the heck"... have an awesome day! Caren from MI

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I turned 40 in September and it is great! Enjoy!
Becky K.

Wendy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rock on at 40 Man!!!

Your only as OLD as you FEEL!!!!!!

Laura-Ky said...

Happy Birthday Mark!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Mark. Welcome to the 40's (I turned the BIG 4-0) last Thursday. It's not all that bad.

Saguaro Chick said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy 40th Birthday Dear Mark,
Happy Birthday to you.

Being 40 is wonderful! I have no complaints!

Carla said...

Happy B-day Mark...

Age is a mind set not a number...

Besides 40 is the new 30... Look at Demi Moore... :)

Carla

Briana said...

Happy Birthday Mark! You're only as old as you feel. Just keep that in mind and you'll be all set, no matter what your actual age!

Rupert Relative Ramlings.... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK
It's not 40 you need to worry about, it is 50! (trust me I am 55)...so you have 10 more years before things start to slow down...enjoy every day, and every age ..you are blessed by your wonderful family...and I so enjoy reading about all of you ...only wish I lived closer, to bake you a big chocolate cake and give you a hug...and stamp with your wife..haha..ER

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Mark...hope it is a good one.

Anonymous said...

Mark - great pic! Looks like you don't have to worry about turning 40!!! :D Keep up whatever you're doing!!! ~Cathy

~Telah said...

Happy Birthday Mark all the way from Alabama!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Hope you enjoy your day with your wonderful family.

Kim R.

familywithfivekids said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Wishing you many happy moments today.

marion said...

Hey Mark! Happy Birthday! 30 was the hard birthday for me and now the youngest of my four kids is 30. Crazy. Have a good one.

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Mark. Hope you have a wonderful day with lots of love, family and of course cake!!

bs honey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK. DO YOU REALIZE THAT YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSED AND LUCKY MAN. FORTY YEARS OLD AND MARRIED TO JOLENE FOR OVER HALF OF YOUR LIFE. GOD IS GOOD. IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE FORTY AND STILL ON THIS EARTH. HAVE A HAPPY DAY AND ENJOY THE CAKE AND THE ATTENTION.

homedaisy said...

happy birthday, mark! why are you always wearing a uva hat? go hokies!! :)

Tiffany (aka T, Tiffers, Tiffster, and Pally) said...

Happy Birthday from Bermuda! My hubby just turned 40 in July and he lived to tell...you'll be fine.

Traci said...

Happy Birthday, Mark!

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday Mark!! Hope the days is good to you :-)

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Mark!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mark. Did you know that 40 is the new 20? :)

Leah said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Have a great one!

Andi said...

Ah, the big 4-0...I think I can remember back that far. Happy Birthday to Mark!!! He's still just a young guy.

You're so organized Jolene. I love getting to peek into your pantry and storage places from time to time. Everything is always so neat. I admire that.

velvet brick said...

Oh Mark! Look how YOUNG you are!
You're 10 years younger than 50...
You're 20 years younger than 60...
You're 30 years younger than 70...
You're 40 years younger than 80 !!

Look how YOUNG you are!!
Happy birthday, big guy!
Now go give that wife of yours a big kiss! : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Jolene,
Happy Happy birthday to the big guy!!! Happy "40th"!!!
I also do catering. I charge double for each dish I do. If the grocery's come to $15.00 for the dish, than I charge $30.00 for the dish. Because, if they were to go to the deli to get this, you are charged per pound for everything, also they can get all of there food cost at bulk, and so much of their food comes in already pre-made from "Sysco" & etc.. From us, everything is "homemade", I know you do alot of cooking & baking for others... I've been following your blog for a long time... You are do very generous with your gifts & talents that you've been blessed with....
You ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mark - hope 40 is wonderful for you.

Great job on the closet - it looks fantastic.

A, B & C said...

Happy Birthday Mark!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!! I hope he has a great day!!

I love the pieces for your catering. I have no idea how to chage for anything, though. Sorry!!

angelsamoungus said...

Happy Birthday Mark!! 40 is great. Wait till you turn 50 :) 51 here

Take care,
Love,
Terri

patti_cake said...

You know I always comment Jolene - can't shut me up! LOL

Happy Happy Happy (belated) Birthday dear Mark! You are the luckiest man in you have the most wonderful wife and family imagineable.

Don't fret - life does begin at 40 (this from a gal who turned 41 last week!) Have a wonderful week-end!

Kassie said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I feel your pain, as I hit that milestone last Saturday. Hope you have a good one anyway!

Chickenbells said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I hear that it gets much better after 40 (I don't know what "it" is, but I'm looking forward to "it")

Mary Ann/Ca said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I think I read somewhere that 40 is the new 30...or something like that! I know you'll get lots of hugs from your family, such a lucky guy to have a family so full of love!

Still love the Rockies! said...

Happy Birthday, Mark...

You are old.

; )

Meg said...

Happy 4-0! Have a wonderful year!

Martha said...

I know I'm late, BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!! 40 is great!!

justabeachkat said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Mark, your very handsome husband. Remind him - age is just a number.

Hugs!
Kat

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

getting worked up over 40?! Heck at least he doesn't have a 3 yr old like I did. :)

restyled home said...

Hi Jolene!!
Go tell that social butterfly of a hubby I said Happy (belated) Birthday!! I have a chatty, friendly husband, too. Something as simple as sending him for milk always ends up taking much longer than it should. It's endearing, though, isn't it??

Have a great week!
Linda

Jen said...

Age is just a number so don't let it get to yah!
Happy Birthday Mark!

Laurie said...

A belated Happy 40th Mark - I hit 40 the same day!

Jersey :-)

Diane said...

Happy 40th birthday Mark! You're young at heart and in looks so don't fear that number.
Diane

Susie Q said...

Happy 40th (a few days late!)
to Mark! Now, this comes from a 51 year old...40 is a fantastic age! Truly! Enjoy this year and may it be one filled with joy and love and good health!
Enjoy each day and keep that great sense of humor! There is nothing sexier than a funny man!! : )

Give Jolene a hug from me and, if she approves, have her give you one from me too!

Love and hugs,
Sue