Monday, May 18, 2009

Nick's 27 & the Pack's were here!

This week has been so crazy with all the things going on. We will start with Nick's birthday- he just turned 27, so OLD! I always remind him that he is closer to 30 than 20, which means his hairs might be turning gray soon. I felt really bad because it was on Saturday and there was NO time to celebrate with the 2 showers I had to go to for Kylie, one of which I was practically in charge of. So Halie and I decorated Friday night for him and made him a card. I also went to Dessert Gallery and bought him a slice of carrot cake (so good) and set that out for him. I figured I can either pay $7 bucks for a piece of cake, or make him a whole one, probably eat it all and pretty much see the after effects on my thighs until his next bday. I paid the 7 bucks. While I was at the showers all day, he played golf and then went to see a movie with Brodie and Rob that night. For his present he got- surprise, surprise- a new golf club! He always finds a new club he HAS to have right before his birthday and he usually gets it. But I am so happy we were able to celebrate his birthday- he means everything to me. Some days I wonder how I lucked out marrying an amazing, sweet husband that adores me and Austin. I love you Nick!!

This week Halie and Kylie Pack flew into on Tuesday to see old friends before Kylie's wedding and have a few showers. It was so much fun to have them around- just like old times. Halie just got back from her mission in Thailand about 2 weeks ago. It was so interesting to talk to her about the mission and the culture- I feel like I learned so much. I also loved hearing her speak Thai to me. I always just responded with "meow" just cause for some reason it sounded like the words she was saying. She is the same Halie I loved in high school but then I see her talk about the mission and speak at church and I just don't even recognize that girl. I am so proud of Halie because she is so amazing and sweet- what an example to me! Kylie's showers were really fun and we spent a few days shopping and having girl's nights. I miss them so much. I also got to meet the fiance, who is awesome- I am so excited for their new life! I already miss them so much and so does Austin, he LOVED them while they were here. He already knows a pretty girl when he sees one....that's trouble.

A pic of the old gang- Halie, me, Sara, Mandy and Cristina

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My B-day & Mother's Day Weekend

On Friday was my 22nd birthday..yeah I am getting old. I think I like 22 better than 21 cause it doesn't carry some age attachment to it. Like 21 is the age you can finally drink- not that it would apply to me, but it just sounds more of a young, party age. So all my inlaws (who are old farts by the way and are just jealous of my youth) make fun of my for my age. 22 just sounds better, especially since I have a 1 year old... right? Right.
My birthday this year was seriously awesome! I met all my bros, mom and Stina for lunch at Los Gallitos, which is a fav just because the chips are awesome (the food is just okay). We had fun with that and then my mom told me I had a pedicure appointment. So she took Austin away from me and sent me off to get my nails done. It was really sweet of her and I needed one bad. I am pretty sure the nail lady agreed I needed one bad because she made it PAINFUL. She was scrubbing my poor feet and toes raw! I also felt a little bad cause she kept trying to talk to me and I would try to be polite and give a little answer but then go back to my magazine cause I seriously have NO IDEA what she was saying half the time. I really don't mind talking with them but most of the time I feel dumb cause I just nod my head in totally confusion or say, "what?" over and over again. So I think she thought I was a snob cause she got me back... I thought the pedicure was done but then she comes walking up with these two bags full of red liquid that she wanted me to stick my feet into. I shouldn't have been so willing cause it felt like I stuck my foot into straight FIRE! I guess it was wax and man she def melted that wax, it was so hot I seriously yelped out in pain. After the torture was over, I have to admit, the toes looked great and the feet were really soft/had 1st degree burns.
That night my mom put together a cute little family get together and we had pizza and cake. It was fun to have all the family back here in Houston. Here are a few pics...

Austin enjoying his dinner

Jennika Simmons and Brayden

The cake my mom got

Fo & Sarah holding baby Rylan

New shirt from momma

Some cute shoes from my mom

Fo made this picture of the Houston Temple and it is so pretty. I love it and am so excited to finally have one- check out his website

Here is the apron that I got from Stina. I had really wanted one and knew she was the girl to find a cute one. I LOVE it, with the attachable pearls and all!

All in all it was a great birthday but I did save the best present for last....

Nick bought me a new computer for my birthday and Mother's day gift. I was so excited cause it was desperatly needed- it is why I hadn't been blogging!!! So it means you can expect many more posts to come! I am still trying to figure out how to work everything but I will post some other pics of Easter and such when I do! Happy Mother's Day to all!