Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another Year Older

This past weekend was nothing short of fantastic. For starters, I would like to announce, with a sigh of relief, that Judah and I will NOT be sharing our birthdays. I know that might sound like a cruel statement, but I want my son to have his very own special day. I think everyone deserves their own special day, and while there are several people who will share his date of birth, none of those people will be close enough to detract from future birthday celebrations. With that being said, I would like to take the time to thank everyone (you know who your are) who helped make this year's birthday extra special. I have been truly blessed with amazing family and friends, and I love you all so much; my life would not be the same without you!


Friday- My day started at 6:30 AM when I took Richard to work in Layton. Then I went to Walmart, Kohls, K-Mart, Ross, Target, Michael's, Motherhood Maternity, and the bank. It made for quite the day of errands, and I was quite exhausted by time I had to pick Richard up from work, but I think we finally have everything ready for our baby boy. :)

After picking up the hubs, we made our way over to Layton Christian Academy to support our Eagles - one in particular. Most of our God's Place youth attend LCA, and while we love to watch and support all of them, this particular game was extra special for #63, our cousin, Isaiah Murillo. He has always had a desire to play football, but due to his 8 year battle (and victory over) against brain cancer, team sports never seemed to be something he would have an opportunity to pursue. This year; however, he has been working hard with the LCA football team, and the coach said that for this homecoming game, he would put him in the game for a play or two. Well, this was something we couldn't miss - to see such an amazing young man get to fulfill a dream, and I must say that he did an excellent job. We were all so very proud of him, and he not only got to run one play, but four! Also, Jaquelin Murillo made her debut as an LCA middle school cheerleader, and she did a fabulous job on her dance routine - complete with hair-flipping attitude! To top it off, our Eagles won 64 to 14!! Yes, it was a proud cousin moment for sure!! :)

Following the game, we doubled with my sister-in-law, Jessica, and her guy, Mike, at The Pizza Place (YUMMM). Pizza was a great share for us: since I don't eat pork, and Jessica's a vegetarian, we were able to share while Mike and Richard enjoyed their pepperoni (which, being married to me, is something Richard rarely gets to have)! :) We then ended the night with The Karate Kid (the new one with Mr. Haun and not Mr. Miyagy) back at the house.

Saturday [AKA: my B-DAY]- Even though my hubby had to work (insert sad face here), my birthday was quite enjoyable. Aside from the awesome gifts I received (thank you all VERY much), I was able to spend the entire day (well, most of the day) surrounded by people whom I love and who love me back. :) My in-laws drove up from Salt Lake, and we went to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, Sizzler, and OH MY, it was delicious!! What can I say, I love my beef, AND they have the best salad bar of anyone I know. We then went to church for Vertical Worship followed by some partying at Burch Creek Mercantile (even though it should just be called Farr's since their "Farr's" ice cream sign is bigger than their Burch Creek Mercantile sign) with some good old fashion hand-scooped ice cream!! We ended the night watching RED at Jorge & Martha's (and yes, I know it's not out yet [shhh])! It was a great movie to end a great day.

Sunday- When I was at Michael's in Layton on Friday, I saw the perfect lion decal for Judah's wall, but it was $17.99 - OUCH, I was not about to spend that much on a wall decal. SO, I did not purchase it. Then on Saturday, I noticed that they were having a huge clearance sell in Ogden, so I stopped in to find that their decals were going for $8.00 - the only problem was that the Ogden store did not have the lion I wanted. What?!? I was pretty frustrated, but I figured that if the Ogden location was having a big Saturday & Sunday sell, perhaps the Layton one would too.

Since Michael's opens at 11:00 AM on Sundays, and since we had worship team practice at 2:00 PM, we decided to go to 1st service so that we could head to Layton & check it out (okay, so I decided, and Richard humored me -thanks, honey). I am EXTREMELY happy that we went. My assumption was correct on the sell, AND we were able to buy the last lion one they had. Now Judah's room will look complete, and I am more than excited about it (I will most definitely be posting pictures soon)! We then made our way back home to relax for a bit before heading to the church for practice.

After practice, our good friends, Martha and Jorge took some awesome pregnancy pictures for us. We went to the Union Station, and we had a ton of fun with them. I was very pleased with how they turned out!

When we finished taking the pictures, we went back to our place where Jorge grilled some chicken, Martha cooked some rice, and Richie made some yummy cinnamon cupcakes - I got to sit and watch. It was a very nice treat, and the food was delicious! Thank you all SO very much!!

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