Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm Ba-ack!
I'm so sorry my posting has sucked the last week.
All but about 3 of my regular readers, who I didn't see or talk to during the last week, will allready know that I didn't post because I was busy on a trip to Utah to see my home, my family, and celebrate my birthday!
Now I am back with about 88 pictures to post.
So let me start with pics from my birthday party.
This was my first birthday at Home (my parents house, where I grew up) in about 13 years.

One family tradition is that when it's your birthday you get to pick the menu.

So I asked my amazing husband to make Cajun Chicken Penne. We also had garlic bread, salad, corn on the cob and jello fluffy stuff.

This is Chris (my amazing husband) and my sister-in-law Niki finishing up making the punch.

We had about 30 guests, (half were children) so we set up tables in the back yard in the shade of the walnut tree.

I am older than that walnut tree. I can't believe it has grown enough to shade most of the yard.

My Mom Nancy, our friend Janice, and Niki enjoying the meal. CJ and Mark with their cousins, playing in the neighbor's yard.

Another tradition is the red plate for the birthday girl (or boy).

And my favorite foods, yum!

My sister Carrie, her husband Karl, and some of the younguns.

My best friend Holly showing me the gift she made me. With Mark on my lap ready to eat my (Coldstone) cake.

My awesome husband Chris and Me with my birthday crown and boa.

It was a great birthday party.


Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

wow, love the feathers, I remember going with mom to get the walnut tree for dad for fathers day (in the yellow opel )
ps happy b-day

Pikes Pickles said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!We have the pick your menu birthday tradition too.

I love that you got to have a party with the whole family. How cool is that!?!