Monday, August 25, 2008

What a great birthday!

My birthday was this last Saturday August the 23rd. I felt so loved by everyone. Friday evening my family had a BBQ for my uncle and me because of our birthdays. I took a lot of pictures but for some reason the focus on my camera was bad, so I didn't post too many from the BBQ.

My mom baked this cake and my sister decorated it with frosting that comes in a can. I think they did a great job. I loved it. I thought it was cute. Go mom on picking pink! I love brown and pink together. My mother also made me potato salad. I love her potato salad. I had her make it for our wedding. I always have her make it for special occasions. I felt loved that she made it for me for my birthday without even asking. I love you mom!

Even this picture is a bit blurry, but I wanted to post it because I thought it was too cute. Ayla is wearing Marion's boyfriend, Monty's hat.

Marion and Monty got me a pair of 10k white gold with cubic zirconium earrings. Aren't they beautiful? I had to put the gift bag in the picture because I thought it was so cute. It says. "I hope your birthday is a real wiener!" LOL! Marion picked it out. My parents gave me a card and some money. Thanks family!

After I got home that evening I was looking at my friend Ann's blog and she had made a post about my birthday. I felt so loved by her. It was so sweet what she had posted about me. Plus the comments that people put were so nice. It is her flash back Friday post on August 22nd. Thanks Ann for the nice birthday present. The best things in life are free.

Saturday morning on my birthday, Kurt watched Ayla while I went to the temple. It was so nice. I hadn't been to the temple since I was still pregnant with Ayla back in February. It was nice to go and share some time with the Lord on my birthday.

I also went into the visitors center on temple square and went to see the Christus statue. I love this statue. I try to see it every Christmas. I love my savior!

For the rest of the day, I got to spend time with my wonderful little family. This picture was taken when Ayla was 3 months. I don't know why I didn't think to take a picture of them on my birthday. Oh well, I love this picture.

Kurt always makes me homemade cards for every occasion. I always look forward to the cards he makes me. They are always so funny to me. Like I said, the best things in life are free. The card says "For your birthday, I wanted to give you something unique so I decided to make you a kidney stone." LOL! If you don't already know from the "Tummy time" post, Kurt has been passing a kidney stone since Thursday.

I love the picture on the inside. This is what I have been doing the past few nights. It says, "It might take a while to get it here though... Happy Birthday! Love, Kurt." LOL! I loved this card and I hope you can see it. If not just click on the picture to enlarge it.

Okay on to the presents, Kurt got me the baby monitor I wanted. Ayla will be going into the other room soon :( , so I wanted it. He also got me the movie "Dan in real life." My friend Leah recommended this movie and I loved it, so I asked for it for my birthday. That was all I asked for and Kurt got me the monitor too. What a sweetie. I love him. He is always so thoughtful.

I also ended up getting my own set of hardback "Twilight" series. It all started on Thursday when Kurt and I went to Smiths to pick up his prescriptions for his paine meds. "Breaking Dawn" was only $13.99 so Kurt bought it for me for my birthday too. Then I went to Costco on Friday and saw "Eclipse" for only $10.89, so I called Kurt and he told me to get it. Another birthday present. Then on my birthday, the money my parents gave me was burning a whole in my pocket so I went to Barns and Noble after the temple and bought "New Moon" with that money. I also bought "Twilight" with some money I had left over from making a couple of cakes. I got all these books before I got the card, monitor and movie. After that I thought "okay I got plenty for my birthday." Can I say, "spoiled!" I love these books. I know I will read them over and over. I don't usually buy books. I'm not even done with them yet. I am still on "Eclipse."

I would just like to thank everyone for your phone calls and acts of kindness you have shown me for my birthday. It really made it a wonderful birthday! I love all of you!!!


Ann Marie said...

Kurt is one of those people that really is so funny!! He just hides it. Seriously had me LOL! I loved his card-- and it will help you to remember this birthday when it's long gone..

I need a temple day too. I'm glad you went.
I want all the books in hardback! Lucky girl!! Maybe for christmas from Santa??

Thanks for the shout-out. I'm glad your birthday turned out so nice.. The bestest things in life really are free! Love you!!

Tierra Lynne said...

Again, Happy Happy Birthday Heather! You make me smile by your posts that you do! Kurts card...Priceless! I hope you have a cute little box that you store all those things in.

amber hawkins warren said...

wow what a freaking awesome birthday! happy birthday by the way.