3.14.2011

40 Is The NEW 30 ...

... or so I keep telling Matthew.

Who today, March 15th, is celebrating this milestone birthday.

For the past year I have been dreaming about throwing him a kick-a** party, sending him on a all-guys vacation, surrounding him with lavish gifts. But ... being 8000 miles away makes it quite difficult.

So I started brainstorming. Thinking of a way to commemorate this very special day despite not being together. And I realized there was one thing I could do.


Bring the party to him.


So, without further ado ...

Turn up your speakers. Put on your party hats. And enjoy this amazingly orchestrated 40th birthday tribute from ALL around the world. To a man, who like a fine wine, only gets better with age.

Happy 40th birthday Matthew. I love you ...




As a side note ... you can click the arrow button on the right-side bottom of the video to watch it in full screen!
And if an ad pops up, just click it once and it'll go away. Happy watching...

32 comments:

Jen said...

Loved it!!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic idea - and how great!!! I'm sure this is something Matt will definitely cherish forever!! I also have to make a comment about how much Grady looks like Matt - holy twins, batman!! :)

Oh and Happy Birthday, Matt

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Bethany and Will said...

Seriously Jill that is FANTASTIC!!!

Shedding tears here :-)

I hope he has a wonderful birthday!

-Bethany

P.S. Guess who got pink-eye this time...yep...yours truly :-P

Sarah Novak said...

Excellent creativity! Very touching too - loved seeing all the places you knew people! I even recognized someone in a photo!

diplopundit said...

Smashingly wonderful, Jill! Happy birthday to Matt!

diplopundit said...

Smashingly wonderful, Jill! Happy birthday to Matt!

Kat said...

That's awesome! What a great idea! You are so cool! :)
Happy Birthday, Matt!

Donna said...

....and Happy Birthday from Jordan.

Robin said...

Best long distance birthday idea ever!

Happy birthday Matt! It only gets better after 40!

Connie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!!

Awesome 'card' Jill :) Beautiful work, and hooray for friends participating in such a touching tribute!

Mom24 said...

Awww, Jill, leave it to you to do something so perfect. I hope he has a wonderful year.

McDaniel Family (John, Nicole and Luca) said...

What a great idea - happy birthday from Brazil to Matt!

Ms. Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Matt

Front Studio said...

that totally made me cry, great work jill!

Kristen said...

You are seriously the coolest wife!! What a tribute. I was tearing up by the end. I hope your hubs has an amazing 40th year!

Christy said...

Oh my god Jill I'm in tears, serious tears here. Oh that just made me so happy for you guys and so sad for your separation at the same time. I hope he just loves viewing this over and over...Happy Birthday to your Matt! My Matt turns 40 later this year too! Big hugs. xo

Heather said...

Brilliant! You win super wife awards for this. And for the record, I am really hoping 40 is the new 30. Enjoy the next decade, Matt!

Emily said...

That was awesome! I hope Matt has a great birthday!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What a great idea. Happy birthday to Matt! Can't wait to get to know him when we're all in NoVa!

A Daring Adventure said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATT!!!! Hope it's truly wonderful, though I'm sorry you're in Iraq and not with your gorgeous wife and beautiful children.

Jill, that is an AMAZING video. I can't even fathom how much time it took to put that together! And to everyone who sent pictures for the video - you guys are all AWESOME!

What a wonderful, wonderful idea! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATT! Thank you for being such a great guy! Thank you for your sacrifice - of not just being in Iraq, but being in Iraq and missing special days with your family like this one, in order to do an important job and do it well!

adam said...

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY BRO!!!
LOVE,
ADAM

Anna See said...

The most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Happy Birthday, Matt!

mosey said...

What a good wife. Happy Birthday to your hubby - hope to meet him someday! (and the fact that he's ONLY 40 I choose to ignore....)

DelhiBound said...

That was pretty much kick ass!

Happy Birthday Matt!

Daniela Swider said...

What a lovely gift idea! Happy Birthday, Matt!

Momo Fali said...

Fantastic! He's a lucky man. Happy birthday!

Tenakim said...

Jill, this is probably better than the 40th I threw for my husband. No in-laws or hangovers. He is a very lucky man. Happy Birthday to him!

Lisa said...

you are just the sweetest Jill. I'm sure he loved every picture ~ especially the last 2!

Crystal said...

Awesome job Jill!!!!! Happy Birthday, Matt : ) I have watched this several times over and I get misty eyes. I hope Matt loved all your work, Jill ; )

jadzias_momma518 said...

Jill- That was so awesome! I'm sure he loved it. Glad you were able to have all your friends help out with the pictures!

NJDecorator said...

Just beautiful!

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