Thursday, February 12, 2009


the years keep flying by. i don't know how i've gotten all the way to 28 (i'm not complaining. i'm happy to have made it this far). my birthday was all a birthday should be...lots of celebrations and lots of love from family and friends. i'm a big fan of all the ways birthday wishes (aka love) can come...i got text messages, phone calls, cards, emails, blog comments and facebook messages. they all sure made a girl feel special!

the celebration started days before my real birthday and ended days after it (just the way it should be!

celebration #1
dave went all out again this year. he invited a few lovely ladies (as seen below) and served cheese and s'mores chocolate fondue. above you'll see him in action welcoming everyone and taking drink orders (he sure knows how to ham it up). he shopped, cleaned, decorated, prepared and served the food. yes, i know he is amazing and i am one lucky girl!

his "subtle" tip jar. it didn't really work though. all he got was a few jelly beans and a chewed squishy square thing (chewed compliments of payton smith). i don't know how far that's going to get him. don't be deceived though...he provided great service. i wish i would have taken a picture of the delicious (and beautiful) spread. it was a great night eating and chatting (2 of my favorite things)!

celebration #2
we had a special birthday dinner with my parents and it was delicious! my mom decorated the table so cute (as she always does) and i loved it. i even got to eat off of the "special" red plate!

my beautiful mom!

celebration #3 
see picture at the top of the blog. dinner with my sweet hubby at a thai restaurant i love!

celebration #4
dinner with pete, kathy and kari (dave's fabulous family) at cpk. they spoiled me and even brought me these gorgeous flowers.

if all birthdays are like this one i can handle getting older each year!


The Jacksons said...

How fun! I love birthdays and think they should be at least a week long, if not more.

Gina said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you had such a fabulous birthday! You are as beautiful as ever. I'm sorry I missed your birthday! I'm terrible. I even missed my mom's birthday on the 5th! I don't know what's happening to me! Anyway, Lots and lots of love and hugs sent your way!! Happy Belated Birthday!

Amy said...

Looks like such a great birthday - the one that kept on giving for several days! Those are the best kind. Glad you've made it this far too!