Feb 13, 2012

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY (month) and Fuzzy Memories

My birthday this year has been great!  It all started on the 8th when Facebook announced to the world that it was my birthday.
I was getting calls and messages...

It wasn't my birthday.
My birthday was the next day.
(Maybe FB thought I was still in Japan where it WOULD have been my birthday...?)
I didn't complain.  I'll take praise and adulation whenever and where ever I can get 'em!

I've been celebrating ever since.

BUT, I've also had work to do.
Friday night was our ward Valentines Dance.

I'm the RS activity chair so I was there early and left late.
I think it went well...chocolate fondue was involved...
My friend Kristen came to the activity to teach a swing dancing lesson with her husband Shawn*.  (As a favor to me because she's awesome.)
Kristen and Shawn teaching us to Lindy Hop
{We've been friends since I moved to Carlsbad when I was 16.  She was great friends with my cousin Wendy so I got grandfathered in.  We were in the same grade, same class at church, and we've stayed friends for the last 18 years.  (Holy CRAP that's a long time!!!)
I was her bridesmaid.  She was my bridesmaid...you get the picture...!

I love her!}

After they taught their lesson, they left.

And snuck into my house.
Actually, they didn't sneak.  The babysitter, my niece Ashlin, let 'em in and Kristen toilet-papered my room leaving a beautiful Orchid in the middle of my bed.

Because she's awesome.
Don't mind the laundry piled at the foot of the bed

Partially made bed with part of a broken bubble wand on it for some reason
This isn't the first time she's pulled a stunt like this.
She decorated me 'n Fae's apartment for my 17th birthday and wrote "Emily Rules" in crepe paper on the ceiling.  (I believe Wendy and Mindy were co-conspiritors.)
I have mad scrap-booking skills, eh?!
I had only moved to Carlsbad two months before.  It had been a hard year.
On my birthday, a few girls went out of their way to spoil me and I felt very loved.

Sorta (but not quite) just like this year!

Moral of this story is some things never change:
I'm a lucky girl and Kristen is an awesome friend!!!

Happy Birthday to ME!

*Shawn's not so bad either.  He created our logo, business cards, and website that we get tons of compliments on!!!


Claudia said...

I am the biggest jerk alive! I thought all day I was going to text, facebook, email Happy Birthday and then the day got crazy and I didn't SO SO sorry. Happy Late Birthday


acte gratuit said...

No worries Claudia! Luckily I celebrate all month long so you're right on time!

K said...

If it was my toilet paper, I would have "decorated" more, buuuut since it was yours...