Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday To America....and to ME!

I have, like, the COOLEST birthday ever. I celebrate mine on the same day as our marvelous country. I get parades, barbeques, fireworks....seriously. It's awesome.

I started my day out with a lovely breakfast made by Michael....apple cinnamon puffy pancakes, bacon and orange juice. The perrrfect start to my day!

Then I opened my present from him....a tri-pod for my camera! YESSSS! And guess what...
it works! *SAY CHEEESE!*


Then we were off to the parade in downtown Alamosa with my family....

The firetrucks were too loud for Whitney...


And I could not stop laughing at this float! HILARIOUS!!! I think we live a little too close to area 51 if you know what I mean. Even the aliens are happy it's America's birthday. And my birthday. But mostly America because I'm sure they enjoy all of our fireworks from the far reaches of space.


Then my mom took me into JCPenneys for a little shopping...I found some shorts and capris! Thanks, Mom! (It is so stinking hot this summer! *GAG*)

Then we went home and I took a 2 hour nap. Can you say HEAVEN??? I can. And it is spelled N.A.P.

Then we went to my parents house for dinner. They made my favorite shish-ka-bobs (I don't know how it's really spelled...)

(Awwww, my Daddy. I love him!!!)


Then I opened my presents. Lots and LOTS of Chocolate. And a dandelion digger thing so I don't have to keep using the butcher knife. Maybe I'm scaring our neighbors? :)


F.Y.I....yes, she is. Just wait...it gets better.

My mom made a BEAUTIFUL cheesecake for me! Don't you wish you were there? I think there is still a piece in the fridge...first come, first serve! (Helloooo 700 calories per slice! Come to Mama!)


Then, my brothers put on a lovely fireworks show. It really was the perfect ending to the perfect birthday! Thanks to all who made it so special!


And most importantly,



I am so lucky to get to share my birthday with the greatest country on Earth. I couldn't stop thinking about all of the miracles and sacrifices that have made our country free. Happy Birthday, America! And me. But, mostly America. :)


16 people leaving some love!:

Julie Kay said...

Happy belated birthday! That cheesecake does look AH-MAZING!

Mrs.Grinder said...

hey pretty girl! i have been MIA from blogging, but I just stopped in to read a few blogs real quick & wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! From what I can see it was AMAZING! Hopefully I'll be back soon! :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had an awesome day (with some amazing food) and you and your family are all just gorgeous!

Lara said...

Looks like quite a bash. The Fourth is my favorite holiday. I really wanted to get married on the Fourth of July...but the temple was closed. :(

Maybe I should've just done it with a minister on the greenbelt anyway, hah!

Your birthday looks like it was awesome. Happy happy day!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Nat!! You look beautiful and happy, by the way!

The Mursets said...

Happy Birthday! We were thinking of you!

We can't wait to see you all next month at the wedding!!!!

The Mrs. said...

What an adorable post, I love the borders and captions! Looks like you had a LONNNG amazing day!! xoxo HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Natalie said...

Happy (belated!!) Birthday, Nat!! That looks like a fabulous day for an equally fabulous gal! Oh.My.Goodness. I want that cheesecake NOW! You look gorgeous! your smile is just breathtaking!

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

Happy Birthday my sweet, darling friend! Looks like it was a great one! And how adorable are your kids!!?? SOOO cute!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, looks like a fun one!

The Yoder's Four said...

So glad you had an awesome day! You deserved it!!

Beck said...

Okay, so I JUST caught up! Sorry, I've been out of town. I just read all of your latest posts, and let me just tell you, we just keep finding things in common! I really relate to your wanting to just get a break and feel happy again. But I also want to wish you a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It looks like you had a blast!

Nick, Diana & Blaine said...

Happy very belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!

Lolly Jane said...

happy belated bday, nat. holy cow your kids are CUTE!!! love that pic of all of you together! you're adorable! XO

Family of Five said...

What a fun birthday!!! Yea for you Nat!! So appreciated reading your last few posts...reminds me we're all in this together! You just nailed down how hard this totally is.... Wife/ Mother/ Housekeeper/ Me! Hard to find time to keep our sparkle charged! So glad things are going better! Yea! I go to time out for women each year/or buy the dvd! helps me keep my sparkle charged! You are an inspiration Girl!

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

I'm exactly a month late, but... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET FRIEND! You are so gorgeous and I hope all is well :) PS Can you teach me how to do my hair like yours? I've been trying to do that cute thing for MONTHS now and I fail every time.