Friday, April 24, 2009

The Rest of The Story

My birthday just got better and better! My two sweet sisters came and surprised me for lunch. They brought Cafe Rio with them and it was sooooo good. We ate outside in the sun in the perfect weather. I loved it!

I continued working but then was surprised when about an hour later, at 2:00, Brandon came in to my office and told me we were going to the movies. Nothing better than having your work day unexpectedly end 4 hours early!!! We saw Paul Blart (my choice). I've wanted to see it forever. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, but I'm still glad I saw it.

The next surprise Brandon had was flowers for our front garden. If any of you know me, you know I have to do list and I go crazy until I get everything checked off. Well, the front garden was another thing that's been on my to do list since we moved in to our new house a year ago. Last summer Brandon created this nice little retaining wall but we have been wanting to buy some bushes and flowers.

So after the movie we planted these beautiful babies...

Later that evening we went to Brandon's soft ball game which they sadly lost by 1 point. I had to sit all alone which was sad on my birthday (Shannon and Shellee where were you?!!) but I survived.
When we got to the game I found out that Brandon had given our broken computer to his friend Tyler to fix for my birthday. It's been broken for months and months and it was something I really wanted for my birthday. I was so excited! Until we took it home and realized that our wedding pictures, my mission pictures, and all the pictures from our first 6 months of marriage were gone. That kind of sucked! But luckily I found out I had put all our wedding pictures on the lap top too so those are safe. And I think my sister has the mission pictures that were missing (I hope, otherwise I might be entitled to a trip to the Philippines to take new ones!!), and I think I printed a bunch of the pictures from our first 6 months (maybe that was inspired...). So I think we're okay.
Now we finally get to USE the computer desk we bought last October!

We ended off the night by getting Jamba Juice and taking it up to Provo Temple. I love sitting on a blanket above the temple at night and just looking at it all lit up.
Dallin and Shellee came over after that and we watched the Office and Shellee painted my nails with some sweet new nail polish she bought for me. They left after midnight and Brandon and I CRASHED in bed in about 5 seconds. It was such a good day! Thanks Bran for the best birthday I've ever far. ;)


Jilleen said...

Happy (day late) birthday! Sounds like it was awesome. What a great hubby you have!

byufish said...

Wow...NONSTOP FUN!! Glad it turned out to be such a great day for you!!

Joanna said...

Happy birthday you little spoiled girl! Sounds like Brandon is a good listener with all the little surprises he had planned- lucky girl!

Haley said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to yOU!
Happy Birthday dear STEPH!!!
Happy Birthday to you :)

You sure are loved Steph! I'm so glad you had such a fabulous birthday! And hears to many more!! *cheers* ;)

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

Sounds like a good birthday!!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Steph! I love your new flowers!

James, Cameo, Jacob, and Eli said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you got really spoiled!

Jordan said...

Happy Birthday Steph!! Glad you had a good day!

Emily said...

wow, that was an awesome birthday!! brandon was so good to you, you're a lucky girl! :)

Jeff Sorensen said...

I remember your lists of "to do's" on the mission! Happy Birthday! We still need to do lunch...