Mack Commandeers the Blog: Happy Birthday to the Blog Mistress! | McGowan Images Blog


Mack Commandeers the Blog: Happy Birthday to the Blog Mistress!

In case facebook didn’t already alert you, today is Chelsea’s birthday… I wanted to do my best to spoil her a bit; to let her have the weekend and today off, and part of that is to take over this morning’s blogging responsibility. Normally, when I write a blog, I have in mind pretty well what I want to say. I may have to flesh out some details, and drag things around into the order I want them, but the general idea is there. This morning, as I write this, I’m a bit at a loss for what I should say to my sweetheart of more than 8 years now. What do you say to the person who is the biggest blessing of your life? To the woman who gave you your children, the next biggest blessings? How do you thank her for the passion and vision that turned into a business that supports your entire family? I don’t know if I really can… At least not adequately.

I’m sitting here listening to her favorite music, browsing through old photographs, hoping something sticks out to me. I thought about the very first birthday she celebrated with me, when I took her to a concert, and we got home WAY too late (and made it even later by saying goodbye). I thought about the dozens of lame ways I’ve tried to tell her how much she means to me… Ask her some time what the letter R means 😉

But eventually, I have to realize I stink at this, and I turn to the guy who always seems to say what I want to say better than I can say it… Happy birthday, sweetheart– From me and Brad Paisley!


  1. Kylie

    May 7th, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Happy birthday Cheslea! Mack, you did a fantastic job with that video, how incredibly sweet!

  2. bobbileigh

    May 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday Chelsea. Mack that is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen, love the video of your engagement, thanks for sharing!

  3. francine

    May 7th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    yayyyy!!! happy birthday chelsea!!! have a wonderful day!! ps. that montage/video clip was so adorable!

  4. Brittany A.

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Yep, just cried. That was just too sweet! Happy Birthday Chelsea!

  5. Misty

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Oh jeeze, this even makes *me* a little misty eyed, well done, sir! 😉 HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your gorgeous girl!!! And the Husband of the Year award goes to… 😀

  6. Danielle

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Mack, you are SO talented. Awesome video! Happy birthday, Chelsea!

  7. Katy

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful! Happy Birthday Chelsea!

  8. Hannah Smith

    May 7th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Water works!!! That was beautiful. So thoughtful and sweet Mack! Happy Birthday Chels!!!

  9. Mari Thomas

    May 7th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Dang it. Now I’m a blubbering mess. Happy birthday Chelsea! You’ve got one hell of a husband to celebrate you like this!

  10. Liesa

    May 7th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Aww, happy birthday beautiful and wonderful video making, Mack! So happy you two share the love you do to make this day and all days together so special!!

  11. Brianna

    May 7th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Dang it, Mack. Making me all misty-eyed on a Monday morning. Too too sweet! Happy birthday, Chelsea!

  12. Nadia

    May 7th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Oh so beautiful Mack! Hhhhhappy birthday Chelsea!! Hope today is wonderful and we wish you the best! Xoxoxo

  13. Mike

    May 7th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    This is so perfect!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHELSEA!!! 😀

  14. Kevin

    May 7th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Happy birthday Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This video was just plain beautiful!!!

  15. Amber B.

    May 7th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Mack that video made me cry!! Loved it!! Happy Birthday Chelsea!!

  16. Ambo

    May 7th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday friend!!! Mack, you did such a wonderful job!! Hope its an amazing day!!!

  17. Nicole

    May 7th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    So sweet! I loved seeing the proposal video! Happy birthday, Chelsea!!!!

  18. Mandaroo

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Chelsea!! Thanks Mack for sharing such beautiful memories… I teared up for sure!

  19. Angela

    May 7th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Awww, how sweet of Mack! Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good one!

  20. Whitney

    May 8th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    OOOMMMMGGGG!!!! I finally saw this and it made me tear up (almost cry but I am at work haha). This was so cute and to see the love you two have for each other and y’alls wonderful family gives all us newlywed something to look up to 🙂 Love you guys! Y’all are SO DARN CUTE!!!!

  21. Amy E

    May 8th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I may have just cried. What an unbelievably sweet birthday gift!

  22. Lynne

    May 8th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Honestly, I’m struggling a little with the words to write right now. This is Beautiful. You two are an inspirational couple…truly. So glad to know you… 🙂

  23. annie

    May 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    FINALLY got a chance to watch this and yes there are tears. Love you guys. Happy birthday sweet friend.

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