Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Birthday to Remember

I knew a surprise was coming my way when Kelly asked me who TWO of my friends from our ward were. I told him a few options, and then I knew he made a couple of phone calls. I had 5 days of anticipation and suspense to see what he was planning.
Well, he planned a GREAT afternoon for my friends Courtney, Emily and I. We showed up at a VERY nice day spa, here in Fairbanks and he snuck (with a cooler and a laundry basket covered with a table cloth) back into the back area of the spa. When my friends and I walked back there, this is what we found. A DELUXE spread of fruits, nuts, chocolate dipped strawberries, supreme brownie bites, and a cooler full of fruity drinks and waters.

Of course he brought enough food to feed an army, and we didn't even come close to consuming all of it, but boy I felt like a queen for the day. The reason he set up for us to come to the spa is for each of us to have a pedicure and manicure.

Emily is going to hate me for putting this picture up, but after I took pictures of the food I forgot to take anymore pictures. So, I hurried and snapped this picture of Emily while she was finishing up. (She really is a darling girl, so don't be confused by the blurry picture).

This was the pedicure chair, pretty nice huh?
Another blurry picture taken after the fact.

On my REAL birthday we had Hunter skip preschool and we all went cross country skiing. It was the first time for the boys and the 3rd or 4th time for Kelly and I.

Hunter was a pro and LOVED it!

Chance was really good too, but was tired out pretty quickly.

After skiing, we went to wrestling and then came home and had a little dessert. (Kelly's embarrassed that I didn't have him make a cake or something, but I told him icecream sounded good. So, I got a #3 and two individual candles to represent my 32 years.

It was a fun couple of days for me. Kelly is a very thoughtful planner and gift giver.
I am lucky to have him, and I think he likes to spoil me- it's

Happy Birthday to Me!

If anyone is interested, my sister (step-sister) Emily did this funny post with TERRIBLE old pictures from the past.

Here's the link:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day of Green

On the 15th of March, in anticipation for the upcoming holiday, the boys collected several of their toys that had green on them so the leprechaun could see all the wonderful
Chance gets really excited about any and all holidays. In fact, he started combining birthday party with St. Patrick's Day.
(He is wearing a b-day hat from his cousin Turner's party- that Aunt Chelsea sent to us from Idaho)
Hunter always cracks me up with his unbuttoned jammy shirts. Now all he needs is a few black chest hairs poking out :)
On the morning of the 17th, we awoke to Lucky Charms on the table, and a trail of shamrocks leading us to the Magic Treasure Box which is full of LOTS of GREEN things.

This year the trail of the leprechaun led to the fridge, where they found the box full of things like Key Lime Pie yogurt, Pringles, green frog pens, green post it notes, green shirts for each boy, and green notebooks. It was funny because after they found the box in the fridge Chance was looking for candy hidden in the living room. (Again combining holidays Easter/St. Patrick's Day this time).
Here is Hunter modeling his new green shirt. He decided he wanted to look pretty nice so he tucked in his shirt and wore a belt. What a guy!!
Chance was really stuck on the idea of eating only green things, so lets just say he ate LOTS of Sugar Snap Peas.
At dinner time, Chance decided it would be appropriate to finally put on his new green shirt for our annual Green Dinner.
Dinner was super yummy! We had Shrimp Alfredo with Green pasta. (Sauce and Noodles were dyed green), and then we had LOTS of Green broccoli and some carrots mixed in. For a drink I colored some lemonade green, and then for dessert everyone had their very own.......
It is always a fun day for the