Tuesday, March 02, 2010

happy birthday to me...

30 years old. What can I say?? I feel old. It seems like only yesterday I was turning 20. I guess that is a good thing though, they say time flies when you're having fun.

I had a great birthday. I started it falling down the stairs at 6 a.m. when I was on my way back from the bathroom. I hurt my back pretty good. I thought it was a totally typical thing to do. MY little boys were so awesome and let me sleep in (I think I slept in until 10)...Oliver even straightened the house (he knows me so well). I woke up and got ready then Cortney came home to take Oliver to school...While Rob and Henry and I left to Cali's house. Oshin (Cali's Peruvian daughter...I can't believe I haven't blog about her before...she has been here since january 1st...that will tell you how horrible I have been at blogging) watched Carolina, grace and Rob while Cali and I headed for a lunch date at Happy Sumo. We had gone for Cali's birthday two weeks before. I love that place, and almost always go there for my birthday (they give 10 dollars off on your bday). Cali and I had a great time. We stopped by my house on the way home to find that Cortney had done the dishes (my biggest dream come true) and had left cupcakes from a local bakery. How sweet. Then we went over to Cali's and just hung out.

At 5:30 Cortney came and he and I went to Mimi's Cafe (they also give you 10 dollars off on your birthday). We spent a delicious dinner together. It was great to be without all our kids. (thanks Cali) After dinner we headed back to Cali's house to watch survivor and american Idol. Shane was there and Justin and Angelique dropped by with a dessert from Kneaders (yes please). We opened some presents...

Cali and Joey gave me a shade shirt that they caught at the BYU basketball game...it was extra special because Joey had to totally fight a lady for it and almost re-injured his post op heel.

Shane always tells me that I never cook anything without brown sugar (he does have a point)...so he gave me two kinds, dark and light brown sugar. He also gave me some xango face care and a book mark.

For my birthday Oshin played me a couple of songs on her violin....I loved it.

From Cortney, I got a a gift certificate for a massage from a massage therapist that I really liked...from years ago...I was impressed that he remembered her name. He also got me a borders gift card.

We watched idol and then realized that Survivor didn't record. So we headed over to our house (that was a first) and watched it here.

It was A GREAT DAY.

I was so spoiled, one of my neighbor friends brought me over a peach and vanilla cake (that was delicious)...and another brought me over a Jamba juice gift card.

I also got money from my Grandma Jones and both sets of parents. Lucky me. OH I almost forgot. A couple days before my birthday Oshin watched the kids so Cali and I could go shopping so I could find a couple of pairs of pants that actually fit me. And I actually found some...that really started my birthday off right.

My mother in law made this nice collage of me...I wanted to include it so I can have it in my book when I print this up.

11 comments:

Scott & Tami said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!! Welcome to the 30's!

angie said...

sounds like an amazing birthday!
and way to go on getting the birthday discounts at restaurants...that is some good planning!

happy birthday cousin...you look even better at 30!

Christensen's said...

I must be one of the worst friends ever. Sounds like all your other friends brought you something for your birthday...oh well. I thought of you and wrote on your blog :) I like the collage your mother-in-law made.

Angelique said...

How handy is it to have Oshin around. I keep forgetting she is there to babysit for you guys.

Thanks for the pictures.

Melissa B. said...

Happy Happy Ash!

Kimmy said...

That really does sound like an amazing birthday. I'm kinda jealous!

tiff said...

Yikes I thought your b-day was in the summer-where have I been the last 30 years! Happy Birthday

nicole boice said...

1. no you're not chopped liver. you know i can't single out for reasons we can talk about lata...
2. i'm so happy you read everything. what happened in the dream?? trust me it gets better.
3. i just watched the second talent show episode. sooooooooooo good. i am so in love with her and her singing. sigh. i was dying at bryson's gf, and i love taylor.
4. take a really good/hot picture of your hair, cause i want to make a look book to go along with my resume and i want one of that. are you still liking it?? have you done a tiny braid yet??

lanita said...

Isn't it WEIRD to be THIRTY? Where have the past 10 years gone? Happy Birthday, Ash!

lysh said...

Sounds completely perfect! Happy thirtieth! You look amazing! I hope it's another great year. Love you!

vjc said...

30 is great happy day/year to you.