Sunday, July 19, 2009

July Fun


The Fourth of July growing up was always so fun. We always had a huge party with both sides of the family and had fun activities all day. It was always one of my favorite holidays and I miss having lots of family around to celebrate with. Sigh. That being said, we still had a great day full of red, white, and blue fun. We started the day off with a little patriotic nail painting, went to the ward pancake breakfast, made a cake, did the whole bbq thing, and went with some friends to watch fireworks at the high school. Bri loved the fireworks, especially the pink ones (shocking, I know). It was a great 4th!




I have to say that I much prefer summer over winter. It is so nice to be able to get outside and play everyday! We went berry picking the other day and Brighton LOVED it. Eat one, put one in the bucket was her berry picking strategy. Quite effective. We went with her little friend Ryan and his mom, but we don't have any pictures of him because he was too busy running away from her and hiding down the rows of berries. I was glad Bri was more into the picking thing and less into the running away thing that day. It could have easily gone the other way. :)


So on Friday, I turned the big 3-0! Woo-hoo! One of our home teachers (he's 14) told me that everyone he knows hates turning 30. Well, so far so good. I actually quite enjoyed my 30th b-day. To start out my fabulous day, Don and Bri took me to breakfast then dropped me off at Nordstrom for a little birthday shopping spree. Appropriately, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started on my birthday so, although it was a zoo, I was able to snag some great items. From there it was off to the spa for an hour and a half massage. Ahhh. Then home for some Coldstone banana-brownie heaven cake and some gifts. Bri has been telling me about the teapot she was giving me for my birthday all week. (I still acted surprised). After that, we dropped Bri off at Catherin's house and splurged at El Gaucho for dinner. Honestly, they make best steak in the universe! So incredibly delicious. Yumm! We ended the night seeing the new Harry Potter movie and I have to say that my hubby did a great job planning a fun 3oth birthday for me. Thanks Hun! Muuuwaaahhh!

6 comments:

Angie said...

Happy 30th. I turned 30 last year and I think I am used to the idea now that I am approaching 31! I loved the fourth of July at Grandma Pope house. So fun. We're looking forward to seeing you next week...

The Johnson Family said...

Very fun! Happy 30th! I think that the thiries are fabulous. I feel like such a grown up!

Haskins said...

THat sounds like heaven! Don did such a great job! Whats better than shopping and a day at the spa and then off to dinner and a movie! Birthdays are the best!!! I love the tea set you got! Its so cute! He He. Glad you had a good fourth and a super good birthday!

April said...

It seems like their is always a party going on over their:) Happy Birthday! Way to go Don, he's a smart man! I'm excited to see you guys at our reunion!!!

Alissa Rae King said...

haha, I like the part where bre told you about the teapot all week. 30 is good! I was more glad to leave my twenties behind than I thought I would be. And, um, how can you eat like that and LOOK like that! I think I had a lean cuisine on my birthday! or, I probably should have :) Happy Birthday old friend

Alissa Rae King said...

i think yur flag is backwards :)