- Labyrinth. Growing up this movie would be a "must-see." I made parents search for this movie yearly during my elementary days. We watched it with my girlfriends for every birthday slumber party.
- Sledding. Since my b-day is in Jan. and being close the snowy mountains, sledding in the nearby hills was a b-day favorite. I told my mom that's what I wanted to do. This was accompanied by cheese, crackers, and Hickory Farms beef sticks, yum:) My family was there, including Lyndsay J., Lisa Hess, and Callie Bunderson (those are the only ones I remember!)
- Dodge ball. The year my mother made me invite every single girl in the 6th grade. Apparently I wanted so many people there that only a few girls would be left out, so my mother made me extend the invitation so that all would be included. We went to the CD 3rd Ward building church and played dodge ball (yeah, Adrianne Bradley and I thought we had one mean throw!). I remember getting homemade crotchet butterfly barrettes from Corey Lefler? which I later turned into wall hangings:)
- Betos. One year, the girls threw me a surprise b-day party @ Betos at midnight It won the prize for earliest b-day party ever. Nila had Manny make up some story (which I completely believed) about having to meet up with his friend Peter who was passing through town on his way back to The 915. I was completely surprised and happy to have some of my favorite people (Nila, MALEINA, Emma, Jared, Gary, Emily, Jo, etc.) at one of my favorite late night eating spots.
- Pinatas. This was the b-day I had in Utah right before I moved to Cali to accept a new job. We had cake and ice cream at Nick & Vee's place in Orem (by the Novell house). The highlight was when they brought the pinata out (to celebrate the Mexican in me). We hung it out under the porch and swung away..."here fishy, fishy!" (I think it all started with the palm tree pinata @ age 23...my roomies know my true roots...VIVA LA RAZA!) lol
Well, I could go on and on about memorable birthdays, but I will spare you the monotony:) I'm 28 today. It doesn't seem like I've lived very many years, but much has transpired over the years making me grateful for each one. Yes, many years of been better than some, but good or bad, I've been happy just the same. So, here to all those people who have made dailys worthwhile, taught me life long lessons, laughed and cried with me and helped shape me into the person I am today, ahe'hee:)
2008's gonna be great!