Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.  ~Robert Frost

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.  ~Larry Lorenzoni

No one in the world is as spoiled as I am.  That is a fact.

I had a wonderful birthday last week.

It actually started the week before when Stephen bought me some new black shoes to teach in, and a new blue coat.  (that I love!!!)
Then on my actual birthday Stephen woke up at four in the morning to make me a special birthday breakfast.  
It was frittata, and cinnamon rolls.  It was so yummy!  And, even though it was like six in the morning Zak came as well.  We read the story of my birth (from my Dad's point of view, which was really neat), and had a great time.
Then I went off to school.  It was a good day.  When I got off I went to meet Stephen at work.  We hung out and he had me convinced that we were going out for dinner.  We stopped by the house to pick up my inhaler that I had forgotten (or so I thought), and when I got in there was a suprise party waiting for me!  I had no idea!  I've never had a surprise party before.  We ate pizza, ice cream cake, cheese cake, and played Life.  It was super fun!

See? Completely spoiled, and I didn't even mention that Zak got me some tennis rackets and balls for my Birthday, and that Stephen's Mom got me some lavender soaps and things (I love Lavender!).  Oh, and Stephen got me Chocolate sunflower seeds (yum!).

But that's not even it!  So fast forward to this weekend.  Stephen tells me we have a surprise trip.  So we pack up in the car and drive down to Logan.  Stephen took me out to eat at this amazing little Indian restaurant.  It was funny because when we pulled up it was attached to a Gas Station.  However, don't let looks deceive you because it was FANTASTIC.  I haven't had Indian food since I was in England, and I'd really been wanting some, and this was as good as anything I'd had there (except Suresh's chicken curry of course!).
Then after dinner we went and explored in Border's Books and Petsmart.  I got three floor puzzles in Border's Books because the teacher in me couldn't resist ;).  We also ran into Quince, a friend from my home ward, so that was super fun!
Now, here's the most awesome part.  Then Stephen and I went to see...... Brian Reagan!  It was soooo funny, and I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.  Stephen did very well at keeping this secret, because, come to find out, he got the tickets before Christmas!  I was definitely surprised, and it was wonderful!

To top off our adventuresome weekend we started on our way home, but it started snowing so hard that we could hardly see the road in front of us.  So we pulled off in Malad, Idaho.  The hotel there had no vacancies, but we couldn't really go any further.  So we slept in the car for a few hours before trying to get on the road again.  It was slow going for a little while, but eventually the roads cleared up and we made it back to our home at 6:30 this morning.  Needless to say we were rather exhausted, but the snow made for a very pretty Rexburg to come home to :)
So, no one can argue with me now.  I am definitely the most spoiled person alive.

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