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Happy 23rd.

Today, Tyler is 23.
She came home from work grumpy because she had to go to Wellington for the day to be a Maori in front of Matua Hone Key for some Governor General farewell.

I'd be grumpy too.

Also told her that her birthdays will never be the same again after this one. She thinks this one was the worst one because she had to work and travel. I'll remind her next year when she has a baby hanging off her boob watching Friends re-runs sitting at home with me and Hubba just how great last years was when she had to travel to Wellington and work on her birthday.

Happy Birthday Tu-Pai Ty.
Love you long time.


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