Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Golden Birthday

This birthday has definitely topped the charts of all time greatest birthdays for 2 reasons:
1. It was my golden birthday (I turned 26 on the 26th)
2. My amazing husband planned a semi-surprise party for me

When I got home from work on Friday I was greeted at the door by 2 of my most favorite people, Layne and Kim, both of whom were wearing 80's attire. I had to walk through gold streamers to get into the door and immediately noticed that the house was decked out in gold. Talk about golderific!! I was told I had to go into my room and put on my outfit which Layne had picked out for me to wear. (A HOTT gold sweater from Goodwill, a gold belt, gold ring, gold earrings, spray painted gold shoes, and my personal favorite, tights that looked like stone-washed jeans.) I was soon ready for the party.

I walked outside to 80's / 90's music playing (thanks Christian) and Andrew dressed in an incredibly outrageous Gold outfit. He couldn't have looked better. Friends started to show up wearing either gold or 80's clothing. I don't know how anyone could not have a great time when dressing up is involved?!?!? We ate amazing food and then moved the party to Cedar Lanes where, if I can remember right, the girls beat the guys in bowling=) I have amazing friends and an amazing husband who made me feel so special on my golden birthday.

Thank you Katie for sending up a cute bunting card and a delicious chocolate sheet cake. It was as if you were there!

More photos to follow...


Andrew and I did our 1st triathlon on May 23, up in Auburn. We had some friends and family, Sheila, Chad, and Uncle Ryan, do it with us which made it that much more fun. Andrew finished in 2 hours and 21 mins. Sheila and I stayed together the whole time and finished in 2 hours and 27 mins. As tired as we were when we finished, I definitely think this triathlon will be the 1st of many.

Auburn Sprint:
1,000 meter swim
18 mile bike
4.3 mile run

The swim: Can I just say that whoever invented the wet suit is my new best friend!!! Swimming a lake though was a new experience. Talk about confusing. Majority of the time I had no idea where I was going. I had to stop and look up after about every 5 strokes.
The Bike: We were told that the first 6 miles was all solid up hill, which they were definitely right. But why is it that when we finished mile 6 we were still going up hill.... they forgot to mention that pretty much the whole course was up hill.
The run: Beautiful course along a stream and through trees.

Great Experience!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

1st Annual Tea Party...

...was up in Shaver a couple of weekends ago. I got home from work on Friday to see my 3 best friends leaning out the side door to my house. What a great sight! From there we were off for a girl's weekend. As life goes we are going to have to make time to hang out so what would be better than an annual get together.

Here are some pictures from our 1st...

(fun buns for life)

Thank you GSue for letting us enjoy your cabin!