I have the greatest friends and family! When you throw yourself a party, there is always that worry that no one will show up (After worrying that no one will have fun). BUT even with last minute invites and a few people who I didn't get invites to (I am sorry, next time my party planner will get the guest list earlier) so many came and made the party perfect. I could not have had more fun. The whole party thing started when I told my BFF/SIS that I was just going to do it. So lovingly she said "why don't we both plan it and then you can just act surprised" We had so much fun laughing about what we could do or have at the party. Planning with her was just as fun as the party. So here are a few pics and highlights.
Our very awesome live music, Kenny Favero. He played the cutest song when we were dancing, one that he wrote for his wife when they got married. He did such a good job. If you want to hear his music go to Kenny Favero on myspace.com. I had heard him a few times before and so I asked "...Uhh do you do birthdays?" and he was like sure, I do all kinds of gigs. I was so thrilled!The ever so fabulous frozen drink bar. I had asked adorable Jessica and studly TC if they could be my bar tenders (knowing that their mom would be o.k. with them out a little late on a school night making frozen drinks for all the partiers). Well, the day before the party they came over with a hostess posse. We tried a few different recipes and decided on the ones we would serve. I could not have had better help. You guys are awesome! They took care of it all! Jay got brownie points too, he had left my birthday present out in the garage on tues and when I went to get in my car to go buy a new blender, behold....there was a very beautiful kitchen aid blender. I was giddy and so impressed that he was so on the ball. He may not throw the party, but he does a good job of remembering my day. TC the 'official bar tender' I told him he had to change his shirt to a Utah one or go shirtless, but those darn stubborn byu fans,... seriously!The best hostess staff you could ever have! You know your help does such a good job when you don't even think about what is going on at the bar. So nice! And aren't they cute?
Princess Katie! I am so glad she came, It means so much to have such good friends and family who you can let loose and have fun with! (I didn't get out my camera all night, so I only have a few pics that were emailed or that I stole off others websites.) A few of the things I did not get pics of.....The surprise singing telegram sent by my bro and sis in law. 2 byu clad rappers that beat out a good birthday song. When the kids answered the door, all 5-8 of them were like "oh no you don't.... you can't be dressed like that here..." it was funny, I don't think they were quite prepared for that.... I also missed the photo op of the very interesting and entertaining handwriting analysis. I now know who is materialistic, likes gossip, angry, romantic, friendly and open. And Cole thinks highly of me since he wrote my name with a large s. I wished I would have been around to hear what the rest of everyone thought about me......(uuhh maybe not...?) I can't say enough about everyone who made this party. Every time I talked to someone about it they would say they would help or say I could do this or that and it kind of took off on its own. We will have to see how I can out do this one....Maybe I should just keep this one in my record books of best ever!
Before the party, I had a soccer game and I twisted my ankle. I was so mad, but glad it wasn't the previous week before the 1/2 marathon. I had to keep telling myself it was because of all the large holes and how crappy the field was and not because I was old. Anyway, when the party was over, I started to feel the pain. It has swelled up pretty good. Funny I didn't really feel it when I was dancing with Jay....? So since I like to post pics of my distorted face or body parts here's another lovely distorted pic for your enjoyment. It has since changed colors to purple and yellow and the swelling is from toe to calf. The head trainer and Utah said it would help if I would stay off it and not wear kitten heeled flip flop sandals all weekend in Michigan. I guess its just vanity, but tennis shoes just did not go with my outfit....
Hopefully by wed. I will be able to play again.