Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turning 31

I wanted to take the time and thank my cute family for a FUN birthday! I didn't think turning 31 would be such a happy day but it was! It actually felt like all my other birthdays where I feel like I am not aging and feel pretty much the same.  I have been thinking about where I am at at age 31 and what I have accomplished thus far and still continue to do... To name a few... I still play basketball every Wednesday night in a competitive league, I weigh less now than I did in high school, I served an LDS mission in beautiful Portland, Oregon, I graduated from college and have a successful job, I have a great husband and such a cute sweet daughter, I have the Gospel in my life and honestly can't even fathom my life without it, and I could say more but I don't want to sound all snotty. I am just grateful for things I have been able to accomplish in my life thus far and hope to continue to achieve more!

For my birthday:
Matt surprised me with a huge "YUMMY" chocolate cake at the UVU alumni basketball game I played in the day before my birthday. I was able to see alot of my former teammates and see my coach as well!
On the morning of my birthday, sweet Brooklyn woke me up and handed me this basket of flowers along with the card. She said, "Mommy, today is your birthday day!"
Matt had made me a delicious breakfast before church and boy was it yummy! You haven't tasted scrambled eggs if you haven't tried Matt's. There is a certain method in cooking the eggs that I haven't quite figured out yet but they are oh sooo fabuloso! That night we went to my parents for a yummy stir fry dinner and apple crisp for my cake! I was stuffed and thankful for all my family who came! 
Just before the alumni game Matt whisked me into the mall and we tried on some pants, we found them quite quick as I was almost late to the game. If you're like me and can't find pants long enough... the BUCKLE is the place to go! Yes its pricey but its worth it if you don't want to look like you are wearing high water pants!
Last but not least, Matt took me to dinner two days after my birthday! I just loved how he tried to stretch celebrating my birthday as much as he could! We enjoyed a great dinner and got a movie to watch at home... It was a Great Birthday! Thank you honey and little sweet angel.

Another birthday gift from Brooklyn... she is potty trained! Way to go big girl! You made it to the Big Girl Toilet! Brooklyn is doing well though she has some accidents here and there and I am partly to blame.... I have a very small bladder... I think Brooklyn inherited too! So no drinks on long rides! (for mom and dad... Wink Wink)

I just had to post this grown up picture of Brooklyn. She is showing the latest fashion trend by being all matchy and cutesy! My my my.... she sure is growing up so fast! She looks so smart too and she really is! The other day she was playing with a magnet on the fridge and she said, "Look Daddy, its upside down!" Then she turned the magnet right side up and said, "Look Daddy, now its upside up!"  .....(speechless look on my face right now.....) Ok... how did she know how to say that? I was definitely not that smart when I was her age! I wonder what her IQ is?


Peter and Jen Bell said...

She is the cutest thing ever! I can't even believe how darling her smile it. Lucky girl!

Proud Momma said...

She is so sweet...I need to buckle down and potty train my little girl too! She is SO ready!
Happy belated Birthday Shar! Looks like it was a good one!

CWatts said...

Happy belated birthday! Oh my goodness she is getting so big! I remember babysitting her when she fit in her little baby car seat. Love you Shari!

Happily Ever After said...

Okay Brooklyn is as cute as can be -- we have got to get out there to visit you guys ... And HAPPY BIRHTDAY!!

Jake and Joanie Wolfgramm said...

Happy Birthday Shari!! I love how you wrote your accomplishments. You are amazing! And Brooklyn looks adorable with that purse. Hope you guys are doing great!

Adam & Alissa said...

I am a witness that Brooklyn it potty trained! When I watched her the other night she had to go at least six times in a couple hours! She is adorable! Love it! Happy Birthday Shari!

Fullmer Fam said...

Hey Shari! I haven't caught up on your blog in a while, I LOVE all the new pix! I can't believe how much older Brooklyn looks just since I saw her in Sept! What a cutie! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday too!! Miss you!