Wednesday, June 3, 2009

26 and Counting...

SO much has happened since the last time I posted... I had a surprise b-day party, turned 26, took some great family portraits of a co-worker, her husband and daughter, and had to present infront of a very intimidating Executive Board!

From the beginning...

My surprise party! So, tuesday or wednesday of last week I get a text from a friend of mine asking if Chris and I want to grab some dinner on friday with her and her boyfriend. This is normal, we hang out with them a good bit, so I think nothing of it. Friday arrives, and we head to Los Reyes to meet our friends. When we get there my friend comes and gets us and tells us they gave us a table upstairs so we didn't have to wait, this didn't spark my curiousity cause it was very crowded. So we get upstairs and there is her boyfriend at the other end of the room in a sperate smaller room. I walk in and go to give hima hug and practically jump out of my skin! To the right are all my friends and family that could come yelling "surprise!!" I was shocked! I had no reason to believe any of this was in the works! For one, my husband is great at surprises... he has gotten me several times before (our engagement, and Allie for a few examples), for two, my birthday wasn't until Tuesday, so I really hadn't thought about it all that much, and lastly... there had been nothing to give it away!! I was so excited to see everybody, and it was so awesome that everyone came out to celebrate! It was a great night, I got to float around the room and talk to everyone, there were probably about 25-30 people there! I felt so blessed to have such great friends and family!

Here is a picture of Les, Ang and I, don't we look summery?!?

Just Ang and I, and the balloons :)

Getting ready to blow out the candles!

It was a great night, and I felt so loved, thank you to all involved, I love you so much!!!

So then Saturday Chris, his brother Jason, his cousins and some friends played in a dodgeball tournament! It was so fun to watch them play... they took it so seriously!

Sunday I planned a portrait session with a sweet fam (I work with Amber, the mom/wife). We met at Mountain Park, had a picnic, and then they just played while I snapped away! Here are a few of the finished product:

Then we had our orientation at church for Inside Out, the highschool youth group we are getting involved in. It was so fun! We just got to meet some people, did a little team building, and then the students came... they did their normal deal (praise and worship, and talk, and then smqall groups), when the others were doing small groups they pulled the upcoming freshmen aside (which is what grade we will be leading) and kinda gave them the rundown of how Inside Out works and what to expect. It was really exciting! Chris and I are pumped about this new chapter in our lives!

Then Tuesday was my b-day. Went to mom's after work and grilled out. Everybody was ther but Lolli, she had to study :( We talked laughed, looked at Annie & Matt's awesome wedding pics, and swam in the pool for a while. It was great, low key just how I like it :)

Then today.... dum dum dum.... I had to give a presentation to the executive board at work today... talk about puke-inducing! I thought I was going to pass out when I was getting ready for work this morning. It ended up going really well though! They said we did a great job (I had a partner, which also made it easier). Success! I feel like a weight has been lifted now that it's over!


  1. Those portraits are so good! Love them!

  2. Sounds like the birthday was super fun!! Wish we could have been there!