Angst...trepidation...and a long list of to-dos. This trip was definitely your idea, my dear love. Two weeks without my prized telephone conversations with the kids (and no chance of visiting Chicago or Milwaukee). We are covering a lot of ground - 4 countries in 13 days! Just the way you planned it. There's so much to do to get ready: Paper and mail stopped? Check! New camera and iPad? Check! Plants watered, credit card companies notified, playlists made, movies downloaded, Bit-o-Honey bought...And here's one I never would've considered...brother Steve says to turn that water heater off (where's that anyway?). In between my excitement and my worry, I turn my head in the direction of you, busy with travel guides and laptop and scratch paper, and I realize...you are worth every last Euro. Happy birthday, love, and here's to many more 15 years together!