That's a good resolution. I'm sorry that your DH made your birthday stressful and sadder than it should have been. But I'm glad to hear that you were able to talk sense into him and he's not an uber-selfish jerk, but apologetic and reasonable once you got through to him.
Happy belated birthday. I hope you have a good day today and a great trip. I, too, would like to see photos and a trip recap.