Thursday, May 22, 2008

26

I LOVE birthdays! And I have to say I'm pretty partial to my own. So, here's the recap of fun events that took place over the last couple of days.
Wednesday morning this little cutie showed up at my house: We then went with our friends to the Bellagio conservatory to check out their new display. The boys LOVED IT! It is decorated with cute electric trains and bridges all over the place, and of course, gorgeous flowers as well.
All the pictures we took have the kids with their backs to us because they didn't want to look away from the trains.
Later that evening Steve and I went to Benihana for dinner (for Eugene people, it's a lot like Shojis). Thanks so much to our friends for watching Easton and letting us have a night out! Dinner was super yummy, and it was just nice to spend some time together.

After that we came back and had cake and ice cream with some friends while we watched (fast forwarded through) all the lame group performances (except this one...it's okay to watch it over and over. I do.), only to see David Cook steal the show. How sad.

Then today we went to lunch with some of the fun girls in our ward here. I always love an excuse to get together for lunch. Someone needs to have a birthday every week! Thanks for celebrating with me! So far 26 feels pretty good. Thanks to all my family and friends for the gifts, the calls, the texts, the cards...everything! I love you all, thanks for making my day so memorable!

32 comments:

Aimee said...

What a fun, fun, FUN day for you! Birthday's really are the best and I'm sad I couldn't share it with you (but thanks for the fun on my b-day!) I can't believe you're 26, you don't look a day over 18! Love ya and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aimee said...

BTW, love Clair's shirt!

Ilene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

You make 26 look so good. Your cake looks divine... even if it is not chocolate ;)

Lizzy said...

Happy birthday!! It sounds like you've had a fun few days. You should stretch it out some more over the holiday weekend. I would!!

Aunt Deitz said...

Happy Birthday, I'm horrible, I had forgotten. Congrats on 26, I wish that I could remember 26. It seems so long ago.

Looks like you had a blast. Friends are great! Family is better!!!! And life is great.

I'm still in shock over AI. Can't believe that DC beat out DA. How sad.

I've had my own kind of "fun" around here lately. Can you imagine a leaky roof in a furniture store. 4 holes in the showroom and same amount in warehouse. It's been quite the past few days.

Love ya

Oregon Southworths said...

Happy Birthday!! I forgot that our birthdays are so close together - so which day was your actual birthday?? Mine's Saturday. I can't believe we're 26. I don't feel old by any means, but it's SO far away from when we were just 18 and graduating high school!
Looks like you had a great time!

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Ok so PLEASE check your phone voice mail!!!! I didn't forget about you!!!

And I agree with Ilene. You're a hottie 26 year old!!!

Sounds like the perfect birthday, besides being bumbed about Idol's winner. Sorry you're not happy but I am! :) Lots of fun stuff done, surprises, dinner, and friends. SO nice!!!

P.s. LOVE the pink shirt!!! Is it Shade or Downeast? I have to get one. You're a smokin' HOT blonde bombshell in pink! :)

Carol and Bruce said...

So glad for your fun days celebrating your birthday. That t-shirt idea was the most adorable ever and she is sooo cute. It's hard to believe you are 26 but it's a fun age so enjoy.
Love and miss you!

They have been talking about the 10th anniversary of the Thurston shooting a lot on TV this week and I've been remembering your 16th birthday because of that.
Time flies.

Christi said...

I am glad that you had a good birthday! That onesie on Claire is so cute!!!!

Brenley and her boys! said...

I love that a friend showed up with her cute baby wearing a onesie that says "happy birthday emily" That is too cute! I am so glad that you loved turning 26,I had a hard time with it when I did. I am glad that you had so much fun and that you were around friends that love you and celebrate with you! Happy birthday Mem! Love yoU!

Alifinale said...

You've had a birthday, SHOUT HOORAY! So very sad I missed the festivities (Claire's shirt is awesome). I forgot how young you are...you make me feel old - only 26! Oh, those were the days. Glad you had a fun day and maybe we need to go to lunch again next week so I can be there!

Cassey said...

Happy Birthday friend! I'm glad you had a fun day. Next year we should have a party together.

Jon & Michelle said...

Happy birthday Emily! It looks like you had an awesome day!

The Grahams said...

Happy Birthday!! Glad you had a fun day! :)

Jenni said...

I loved this post!!! THANK YOU for posting the one republic/David A. video because I missed it!!! i had to work until 8:30 and missed all the good stuff. I LOVED watching it!! but it also kind of made me sad because I feel that david a. IS THE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anyway- I'm so glad you had a great day!!! i'm so glad your friends and stevie took such good care of you!!! and by the way sis... you look so good! really- you are so beautiful!!

i love you! happy birthday!

and GO DAVID ARCHULETA!!!!!

Jenni said...

and P.S.... i can't look at pictures of Easton anymore because I miss him too bad. it's making me crazy.

i'm nervous to have children because what if I don't think they're as cute as easton?!

Jenni said...

and P.S.... i can't look at pictures of Easton anymore because I miss him too bad. it's making me crazy.

i'm nervous to have children because what if I don't think they're as cute as easton?!

Jessett said...

Happy belated birthday... Sorry that I missed the festivites. I totally agree.... There should be a birthday every week. LOL! I would love to take you to lunch and celebrate with you again... What do ya say?? Next week some time...

Baby Clair's shirt was the best!!

Brianne said...

I didn't know it was your birthday....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You look great!! I'm with you, someone should have a birthday every week...I love ANY reason to hang out with good friends. :)

Archambault Family said...

Happy belated birthday. Glad 26 is treating you right. I am half way through it, it isn't that bad!!! Well, you look great and I am glad to hear you had a great birthday.

Ben, Amy, Jackson and Baby Dutch said...

Wow looks like a lot of fun! Happy birthday! All I have to say is you look so beautiful in all of these pictures! I love your hair blonde and I think that pink is really your color!

Megan and Greg said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! I was watching the news late at night and they did this flash back to the thurston shooting and said it had been 10 years and then I thought, "Holy crap has it been that long? And then- Oh! It's Emily's birthday today!" I love yOU! I'm glad you had a good birthday! By the way, you're looking good! I'm loving the blond hair!

Paul & Ashley Justensen Family said...

Emily,
You are so much fun. The reason why you are so likeable is because you just express the way everyone else is feeling in such fun ways! You are just the best!

Brandi Harty said...

I forgot that you are a May baby too! I get to celebrate my 26th birthday this Thursday. I love birthdays!! Brady finally gets to celebrate his in about two weeks. Well, happy bday.

lindsay coudron said...

happy birthday!!! It sounds like you had a lot of fun!!! Too bad we don't live closer. You have such a cute family:)

Matt and Shannon said...

Yeah - top billing for the onesie :) I'll have to tell Matt that you posted it, he'll love it! And I do too - we have to celebrate every b-day to its fullest :)

Kara said...

Comment #27, a little late, but didn't want you to think I forgot you! Your birthday was so fun, for me too! You're the best and you do deserve a birthday every day!

Jill said...

Sounds like a great time! Love the train exhibit!

Eischens said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday!!! I love when birthdays last more than one day :) Love ya!

Abi said...

Sorry, I didn't realize it was your birthday otherwise i would have called or something..Happy Birthday!

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

yes, a BIG FAT HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
love you!!!

man times flies....
i guess that means we're having fun.

and i SWEAR we'll get together soon. your place or mine???

Chelsea said...

Wow, I guess I can't beat showing up at your doorstep with a shirt that says Happy Birthday Emily. But, nonetheless...I'm glad you had a great day!!! Of course you had a non-chocolate cake.