Saturday, March 06, 2010


I don't know if Chris can ever top my 25th birthday, but he came really close this year.

While we were driving home from Lubbock, he suggested that we go out to eat when we got back into town. I was really tired and just wanted to go home, but I agreed thinking that we would just have to cook something when we got home anyway.

As we got closer to town, he suggested that we go let the dogs out and then head to the restaurant. I told him that if we did that we wouldn't make it to the restaurant before they closed. He kept making excuses to go to the house and honestly I was getting a little annoyed, but I said that we could stop by the house.

I pulled up to the house and he raced inside to use the bathroom- the excuse that I finally gave into and let him go by the house.
All of the sudden he comes running out of the house saying that our dogs had thrown-up all over our house. Immediately I knew something was up. Our dogs have never done anything like that. I got out of the car and as I turned the corner in the kitchen everyone yelled "surprise!"

I have to say I was shocked. I might be a bit of a prier; I often interrogate people until I squeeze every bit of information out of them. It is hard for Chris to ever really surprise me, but I was totally in the dark on this one.

This little guy was so, so awesome! We pushed and pushed him that day. He only got a little nap and I was just waiting for a huge meltdown, but it never happened.

The Raths came! I was super excited! They had to leave early, so we snapped this picture. Look at Kayla, isn't she the cutest little pregnant lady?!?!

Here is everyone, minus the Raths

Oh, yeah, he is good.

Chris planned a Mardi Gras theme for the party. We had a Creole dinner and then cake. Here I am with my King Cake and Abbi...she helped me blow out the candles.

Morg found the baby! She will have good luck for the entire year!

When you are the birthday girl, you can pretty much get away with whatever you want.
I made all of the ladies put on a mask and take a picture with me...

And we had to get a mask on Chris and Eli!

What a fun party. Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off!
Chris, you are amazing- thank you for making me feel so special.


Amanda said...

Your party looks like it was so much fun! Chris is such a sweet husband to plan that for you!!!

We would love for you guys to take our pics again, but only if you really have the time and would accept some sort of payment this time. My e-mail is We'd love to see you guys either way. Our little men would have so much fun together!