3 weeks ago
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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!