Friday, February 1, 2008

Recap for the Pictures...

Since I posted pictures and I didn't tag them, I'll offer some explanation. John decided to chronicle my whole birthday- I didn't even post all the pictures he took. When we have kids he will be the one with the camera more than I will- but I'm thankful he enjoys it because it allows me to have some great material for my blog!
We met up with Dan and Karis, James (Laura was in KS), and Tim and Kristen at PF Changs for birthday dinner on Monday night. There was A LOT of food ordered and everyone was passing their plates to try their neighbors dish. We had a great time together. This was our first time seeing Dan and Karis since Thanksgiving. You can see that I was treated to a birthday cheesecake- with no singing, thankful for that. We all went back to our house after dinner and we got to see the girls and I opened up gifts and cards. I had such a great time with all of them and enjoyed my presents. I was unsure what the next day held, but John told me he had it figured out.
On the morning of my birthday he had me go out grocery shopping so he could get some things set at the house. I had just finished shopping when he called and said I could come home- he was ready! When I got home he had some beautiful flowers for me as you can see- so bright and cheerful- I loved them!! Then I sat down to read all my well wishes on Facebook- loved that part too- so many sweet well wishes. After that I opened his card and my scavenger hunt began. I went from spot to spot around the apartment finding another clue and then another. My final certificate told me that we were going to MacArthur Mall to pick out a Coach bag!!! I was so excited- never did I expect that! We had such a great time on our trip down (I enjoyed my skinny latte) to MacArthur. We just walked around and then spent a bit of time in the Coach store. I had such a hard time picking out one. John was laughing at me because I had purses all over the place- but I wanted to choose one that would endure for a long time and be classic. It was such a neat experience. I think John was almost more excited than I was!! We got home and did some laundry and had dinner. I had to post the picture of our wooden salad bowl- my mom passed it on to me from a dear friend of hers and between John and I- I think he was more excited about it, so we pulled it out for our special occasion of salad and pizza. It really was such a lovely birthday. I received so many thoughtful cards and gifts from people who were a part of making it a super day! I have to mention my other favorite gift was from my girl, Katie and her husband Wes. I was so excited to receive my very own milk frother!!! I have heisted theirs on occasion to enjoy a great cup of coffee with some froth and was happy to receive my own. I think I'm going to initiate it this evening! (If you don't drink and enjoy coffee you're wondering right now what the big deal is over a jar that mixes milk). But belive me- it's a great tool to have! It was a special birthday- one that I will not soon forget!

6 comments:

Karis said...

So, so glad you had a special birthday!!! I am very happy for you.

Tim & Kristen said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your birthday so much. John did an excellent job!!! The purse looks great!!

Laurie said...

Hey Bethany, this is Karis' friend, Laurie from college, and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday! I found your blog link from Karis' blog and thought I would introduce myself. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! I'm so glad your family could celebrate with you!

T.J. and Shannon said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had such a special day. Way to go John on the coach purse present!!

jess said...

Great choice - the bag is beautiful! How thoughtful of John!

Robert said...

Bethany,

So glad you had a good birthday. I need to take a lesson from John on how to do birthdays. Glad that you could enjoy your birthday and that John and you went to the funeral of Stella and was able to see so many different people. I enjoy your accounting of the many little things ion life that you enjoy so much.

Love.

Dad Varner