Friday, January 23, 2009

"They say it's your birthday!"

This birthday was one of the best I have ever had, really and truly. I am so thankful for everyone who made it so freaking wonderful.

It started out with Hubbs taking me and the kids out for lunch...anywhere I wanted. I chose the Ho Ho Gourmet. Remember that was also J-Man's choice? Like mother like son. If you live near Salt Lake County you MUST go there. It is THE most ghetto looking place on the looks like something straight up out of 1967 inside, but the food is divine, and if you go for lunch you can feed FOUR of you for $12.00. Yes, we walked out of there STUFFED for under $15.00. It was BLISS. I enjoyed my usual chicken teriyaki while Hubbs enjoyed his usual orange chicken. Mmm, I want to run there right now.

Then we picked up a sitter and went to the movies, we saw Valkyrie. Even though I can't stand, as in CAN'T STAND Tom Cruise...(even though when I was in high school I had a really steamy dream that involved him...) it was a WONDERFUL movie. I highly recommend.

We didn't have a lot of time to get the sitter home, so we nixed dinner and went home and, well you know the year I will save the coppers a slice of cake.

The next morning we had breakfast with my mom and all of my sibs. It was totally awesome. I got so many fun cards and gift certificates, I felt like a queen. Really, I couldn't stop smiling. They meant so much to me. Even this week I got two cards with little certificates in them for here or there and I am just so happy. Thank you to everyone for thinking about me, it was the best EVER.

A few days later I went out to eat with two of my besties. They treated me to a lovely...yummy meal at Johnny Carinos. If you haven't had their Rosemary Chicken, you MUST try it sometime. Divine. I felt like a princess having my friends buy me dinner. Then we ladies tripped it on over to my fave store Target. We had fun rummaging through the dollar bins, I was super excited to spend my $20 I got for my birthday from my mom...when my sweet friends hand me a card with a giftcard to none other favorite store. I had to fight back the tears. I can't tell you how much this meant to me. Money has been tight around here for months and months. I have happily gone without so many things, and truly it hasn't bothered me, but to be able to buy myself (with the help of my friends) a beautiful sweater and some killer just meant so much. Much more than I can ever express to them. Thank you.

Then the best ever...cupcakes. The ladies found a cupcake shop (hello divinity) and picked up some rocking flavors. You must visit this website and shop, the story behind it will make you weep.




Me enjoying a milk chocolate with orange frosting. Yummylicious.



Leish's Red Velvet.


Linds and her Carrot Cake.


The unwrapping.


The eating.


And mrs. r in all her glory downing the Vanilla in one fail swoop.

I hope to have many, MANY more of these. Just like this one.


Arianne said...

I am glad you had a GREAT birthday!

Cassie said...

Look at those cute little cupcakes! They are absolutely darling. And the ladies enjoying them are pretty fab too :) Glad your birthday was fantastic. Here's to many more. Love ya!

Leisha said...

The cupcakes. I am laughing out loud. I'm glad your birthday was a happy one. Seriously so much fun.

mrs. r said...

yummers. love my huge mouth picture. love it.

let's do it again!

Mandee said...

Have I told you Happy (belated) Birthday yet? If not, Happy Birthday! It sounds and looks like you had a great celebration!

I love Lindsay's huge mouth picture, too!

Amy said...

I HAD to go get some of these tonight. Delish. :)

Amy and Josh said...

I was thinking of you this month . . .and I am SO glad you had a great birthday with your family and friends! Those cupcakes look so yummy.

Lace said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday! Glad it was a good one! I wish you many MANY more as well!

Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love that you had a great day!! You are so awesome you totally deserved a Happy Birhday Day!! I hope it is a Happy Year for you!!

** Can I just say that I LOVE mini cupcakes!! My absolute favorite!! I am going to have to get me some of those yummy pieces of heaven!!

mommyoffour said...

You are so flippin' cute and I am glad that you were spoiled, you deserve it more than anyone!!

So, I have to ask about this ho ho gourmet. We went to the one of state street and my first heads up was that they didn't serve terriyaki chicken. I knew we were at the wrong one! Plus, it was pretty filthy, the service was horrible (my mil never got her food!!!!!!), and it wasn't exactly cheap. The food was good, but we won't go back there again. Jared swears there were several health code violations!! :)

So, as I came back and looked at pics again, it confirmed that we were at the wrong place!! Where is the restaurant that you go to??? I think I found one online which is on 3300 South. Is that the right one?

Anyway, I think we need to go back and try the right one next time!

Hope you are doing well. Hugs!