December 30, 2008

Birthday Celebrations

I know this is a little late, but I needed to write it down for my records.

This year my birthday was one of my favorites. I felt  like the whole first half of the month was just one big celebration.

My birthday was on Sunday this year and so Ryan and I celebrated on Saturday. It started Saturday morning. Ryan got up with the kids and took them to McDonalds so I could sleep in. Then when they got home Ryan said I could go shopping or do whatever I wanted, until it was time to go to dinner.When I got back we cleaned up, dropped the kids off at Ryan's grandparents and we went to dinner at Red Robin(I had to get my free birthday burger). We took some ice cream back to Ryan's grandparent's house to eat with them and play games. IMG_4384

On Sunday, my birthday, my niece  Mia was blessed. So I was able to spend the whole day with my family and share my birthday with Mia and her special day. My family sang Happy Birthday and we had cake. The best part is Ryan took complete care of the kids all day!! He got them dressed, changed every diaper, fed them, and got them all ready for bed. After the kids were in bed Ryan let me watch two chick flicks, and didn't complain once. :) It was a nice relaxing day!IMG_4392 My mom and Mia

Then on the following Wednesday we had a luncheon with some of the other ladies in the ward who have December birthdays. It was fun to get together and get to know them a little better. Thanks Alicia for putting it all together.

The next Sunday Ryan's family had a little party for me, and his mom was so nice to make me a yummy chicken and rice dinner. Then for dessert we had my favorite: Chocolate brownies with ice cream. I am so lucky to have such great in laws.IMG_4507

It doesn't end there. On Thursday the 11th my friends, Lisa, Amy, Ashly, and Ulia took me to Chile's for appetizers and Paradise pie. When we were done eating we didn't want to go home so we headed over to Target to do a little shopping, and be a little silly. Thanks girls. It was so fun!IMG_4463 Ulia, Ashly, Lilly, Amy, & Lisa

And to end my wonderful birthday (or should we say two weeks?) Me and my best friends from high school,Jill, Megan, & Hayley headed up to Park City for a fun overnighter. We had so much fun shopping, eating, and reminiscing. I had a blast and this was one of the best birthdays ever! IMG_4482 Jill, Megan, Hayley

Thanks everyone that made my birthday so FUN!


Dave and Melissa said...

you lucky girl! I'm glad your birthday was wonderful-you deserve it!

carrie said...

Hi Lessley, It's me...your horrible, procrastinating friend who you've probably written off! :o) I loved reading about all your fun birthday stories, but I still need to bring you your BIRTHDAY PRESENT. You can ask Teresa...I was ready the day BEFORE your birthday, but I'm just a lazy person these days. I was going to deliver my Christmas stuff on Christmas Eve "day"...and then the weather got bad, and I'm just a whimp to drive in it. I'm sorry.... I promise you'll get your gifts by Valentine's Day. I hope you're still my friend. :o) BTW, Jason and I saw you and Ryan the other day by Paradise Bakery. (Tuesday afternoon) I waved, but you guys didn't notice me. I hope you had a good New Year's Eve. I miss seeing you and I feel like I haven't even talked to you forever. We'll have to plan something. I'm glad you had SO much fun though, and I loved seeing the pictures as always. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday!

Alicia said...

Guess you went from the "birthday week" idea and turned it into a "birthday month!" The luncheon was fun. I think I'll do it every year. Thanks for coming! Happy New Year!

Heidi P said...

Happy Birthday! That sound like a ton of fun. I love girl over nighters. It feels like such a HUGE vacation!! (I mean its fun with your husband too--- just know what I mean!!) :) Glad it was good!

Nagels said...

Happy belated birthday. Ryan is so nice, what nice things he did for your special day :)