Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birthday Report

I'm a bit hesitant to post anything about my past birthday. Not because it was a crappy birthday, in fact it was just the opposite, it was a grand day. But merely because I've already posted twice about my birthday this month and I feel like I'd be a beating a dead horse if I did a third. However, I know many of you are curious to know how the big day turned out. So in order to appease my audience, I will post one last time about the subject and cease to speak of it again...at least until next year...

First off, I want to thank everyone that wished me a happy day! I felt really loved and special! Overall the day wasn't anything spectacular but it was special to me - and that is all that counts. Here is what I did:

Worked for 10-hours (my work is doing a trial four 10-hour schedule) - this is what I look like in the tenth hour

Received a surprise visit from my mum-in-law and four nieces and nephews who serenaded "happy birthday" to me...AND showered me with gifts for the Beavers Game (it was a surprise visit so I didn't know to have my camera with me when I was called to the front desk - this picture doesn't do the event justice, it's merely a representation of the event)

Went to PGE park for the Beavers game

Sat in the 90+ degree weather watching the baseball game (we hit a record high that day of 102d! It was hot, even at 8pm in the evening. Poor Wyatt was obviously very uncomfortable but stuck through it in my honor - what a man!)

Opened presents...I did that before the game but this is one of the things Wyatt gave me. A new pair of Pyrameds slippers shipped all the way from Haleiwa, Hawaii. I love them! I love them because they're my favorite kind of slippers and I would NEVER buy them for myself. Wyatt is good at buying me gifts I would never buy myself. That sounds bad. Not that I don't want those gifts, it's just that I'm cheap sometimes. He also bought me cake and cookie decorating tips from Sur la Table! I'm equally as excited about those!

I'm sad to say that I only ate one hotdog. Pretty pathetic for all the excitement I had about the things. However, the sky looked really awesome!

As it turns out there was on a smog warning all weekend. Even Portland has pollution. I know, pollution is bad, except for the amazing sunsets it makes. This picture doesn't do any justice to the real deal. I'm wondering if we could've captured a better shot if we had Wyatt's fancy camera on hand? We'll never know. If you blow this image up you can see that the sun was red. It was spectacular!

We had to document that we were there witnessing the sunset...

9 comments:

Jeanna said...

Do they call those shoes slippers in Hawaii? Cuz they look like flip flops to me, not thongs, but flip flops.

glad your way went so well. I see you didn't mention the crazy phone call from your SIL, the one where your nephew was like, "uh, hi....uh...happy birthday...." He is eloquent, isn't he?

hyker said...

Glad you had a good day. And I believe they call them "slippahz."

Ryan said...

How come I'm never invited to your romantic evenings together? I could sit right between the two of you and tell hilarious anecdotes.

Tysha and Jacob said...

Looks like you had a great b-day and the sky looked way cool! Happy (be-lated) Birthday!

PS- my twin sister and ryan are out together at this writing - went to see the monks. this is my attempt at matchmaking. in the most non-threatening way :)

The Babkm5 said...

Glad to hear that you had a good time, We would have loved to come, sorry maybe next time! Need to get together soon I am starting to have withdrawl from my wacky friends!

Charlotte said...

One hot dog? Only one? O how the mighty pancake silver medalist has fallen... :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great b-day. I saw ballons at the desk of one of our admins at the domicile last night when I checked in. Found out her birthday was the FOURTH and still is still celebrating, and will be all month she told me. I shared that my daughter's b-day was the 14th and SHE also likes to celebrate the before and after days PLUS the real day. So, it is okay to blog that one last time about what a great 26th you celebrated. Just don't forget who was with you with those birthdays all began. HAHAHA

Love, Momma

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just reread the comment I wrote. Am I getting senile or what!? Didn't type what was in my mind, so hope you still got the gist of the message. Sorry. Did I mention that I will be 63 on MY birthday, which is getting up there. So, don't expect perfection like I used to deliver.

Your humbled mother--

Liz said...

Happy Birthday Lady!! Sorry it is so late :(. I hope it was fantastic . . . looks like it was.

Good job Wyatt on the new pair of pyramids, that is awesome!