HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!
This past weekend, Saturday to be precise, we celebrated the day of my Dad's birth. Charles Michael Lawrence was born March 14th, 1952 in Dallas, TX. So, in honor of this momentous occasion, the fam had dinner at his favorite restaurant, Love and War in Texas. Yes, that's the real name of the restaurant. You might have never heard of it, but it does exist. And the poor guy only gets to eat there once a year (his birthday) if he's lucky.
After dinner, we did cake and presents at the 'rents. He requested my amaretto cake, and to my surprise, he actually ate some...even after the fried pickles and ginormous plate of chicken fried chicken with extra cream gravy. Ku-dos!
blowing out the candles (doesn't look like there's quite 57, but who's counting)
Unfortunately, the night ended on a rather rough note, as Michelle made the mistake of bringing out Taboo. I have recently discovered a pretty extreme distaste for this game, so naturally, playing it brought out the worst in me (as usual). I do remember throwing the cards on several different occasions, and at one point, my mom had to leave the room. However, the night did end in a victory for my Dad and I, so I suppose all's well that ends well?
The birthday boy with Pearl