Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Very Merry Unbirthday to You

I went back to Lebanon for my birthday weekend, and if any of you know my Mom's side of the family, you know that a birthday is incomplete without a birthday bash. Needless to say, Mom threw a fantabulous birthday party in my honor last Saturday, and it was awesome. Due to my being away at college, I haven't had a birthday party like this since 2004 and I had a ball!

Here are the leaves changing on Clinch Mountain...

And here is just a glimpse of the yummies that Mom made for the fiesta (also there was a homemade chocolate log cake with vanilla ice cream rolled up inside, topped with homemade fudge sauce):

Little slice of Heaven in this one: my little cousin T. He's so sweet and gave me a ginormous birthday hug:

Like me, Tristo also loves rain boots. I think he must've inherited that gene from me. He had a hard time standing still for a picture...

Here's a photographing tip that my newly engaged friend J. shared with me (I'll let the picture below act as evidence): When taking a group picture (or anyone's picture): 1. Have everyone smile 2. Tell everyone to say "Yes" 3. Snap the picture right after they say "yes" If you follow these steps correctly, your pictures will actually look somewhat like you had anticipated and you'll want to give J. a big hug for sharing this insight. Thanks, J.!

Big hugs to Mom for throwing the best birthday party ever:

One of my favorite songs ever is called "All This Beauty" by The Weepies. These are my fav. lyrics: "...But let me assure you friend, every day is ice cream and chocolate cake..." And my weekend was ice cream and chocolate cake=pure wonderful.


Dustan and Betsy said...

Wow - you and your mom look SO much alike in these pictures!!

So great to see mom.

And so great to see M & J. Why were they in?

Mom (Karen) said...

Though some may disagree, I don't think we have the same nose or mouth. Glad you enjoyed your party so much!So did I.