Monday, October 8, 2007

happy birthday to me!!

Yay for birthdays! We just spent the weekend in Wildomar, CA with Dan and Heather where they were gracious enough to let us use their "guest wing" (love, love, love the house guys!) and they treated us to yummy birthday root beer floats. mmmm.


Highlights of the trip: maren getting food poisoning on the car ride down...and throwing up approx. 30 times, morning walk with heather to "shrek swamp", lunch at Mission Bay in San Diego, touring the USS Miday, an aircraft carrier, in San Diego harbor, birthday root beer floats, somehow turning onto another freeway on the way home and increasing our drive time by 30-45 minutes.





My birthday was wonderful!! Highlights of the big day: birthday lunch with Julia and Sarah (and Leah and Jack...cousin twins), Leah taking a stellar nap, Ryan secretly getting off work early to surprise me, dinner at P.F. Changs (mmm lettuce wraps), a new iPod and Nike+ (yaaaaaaay!!!!), and banana cream pie. Thanks everyone for a wonderful, wonderful birthday.






I did enjoy the card that Leah made for me...thought you might enjoy it too:



For my 26th birthday (wow i'm getting old!), I would like to see who is reading my blog. So, if you are reading this, please post a comment. Birthday wishes are accepted.

46 comments:

Uffens Family said...

Your favorite cousin is reading!! and loving the blog :) Happy Happy Birthday! And don't say you are getting old...because then I have to assume that I too am old :) Glad you had a great birthday weekend! Cannot wait to see pics!

The Wades said...

happy birthday maren!! i am a daily reader (as if you didn't know!) see you in a few hours for lunch!

Dani said...

Happy Birthday Maren! and Hi Ryan and Leah! Chris is turning 27 in a few weeks... AHHHHH, what is happening to us! and yup, we read your very entertaining blog because you moved too far away from us and we miss you!

Karen Hauley said...

You know that I read your blog - I have to have regular updates. Happy, happy birthday ~ I remember this day 26 years ago very, very well. When George said, "It's a girl!" I said, "Don't lie to me!" I was certain I'd never have a little girl, but I was wrong. Love you very much. Have a great day.

Ryan and Emily said...

So I just sent you an email wishing you a happy birthday and then decided to check your blog to see if you said anything about what you were going to do today. Well again, I hope you have a fabulous day.

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

ha, that's funny, I just sent you a birthday email too, and then I saw that you had a new post. Happy Birthday to you!! I am also a faithful reader, as you know. Love it!

Molly said...

Oh yeah! Happy birthday, girlie!! October girls rule!

Ryan said...

I read our blog too! Happy birthday Mare.

ashley said...

Happy Birthday, and I love the family picture you posted on the sidebar - so cute!

rachel said...

Happy Birthday Maren! I hope that it is a great day. I love seeing all of the cute pictures of Leah posted on your blog. What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Maren--Happy Birthday!! I check your blog, oh, tri-weekly. Love it. Love you, love Leah, love Ryan. Keep up the good work!! And again Happy Birthday!!!---Becky Felt

Lant Family said...

Happy Birthday, JJ just turned 26 and I think he feels old. But 26 is still so young. And yes I read your blog, love the cute pictures of your family. You always do such a great job of having new things posted.We sure miss you guys here in Provo. Have a great day, Happy Birthday

Ben and Eva Pearson said...

Happy Birthday Maren! If you guys have time next time you are in town, lets get everyone together! We want to meet Leah :)
Eva & Ben

Justin and Amelia said...

Feliz Cumpleanos a ti! You were in my home town! And I missed it! You might have even seen my mom at the store or something. Oh, I am so jealous. So what do you think of it? It has grown A LOT, and can have bad traffic there, but it is a good place. Tell me next time you go! Happy Birthday, you old woman! :)

Katie and Steve said...

Maren, Happy Birthday! Can you how fast the years fly by? We are 26 this year and it still feels like we just graduated! I am glad that I checked your blog just now because I get to send Birthday wishes to my great friend Maren! Your blog is darling, and so is your cute family! Have a good one....Katie (Anderson) Christensen

britty said...

Happy Birthday mare! love you and love checking out the blog to see the layton latest...karen left me a message tonight for your email, she said the one she had got returned to her..i think i have your current one...i am sure she is wanting to send her birthday wishes too! love you!

chrisbrems said...

I'm a dedicated reader, some day you should come back to Utarrrr! Some day I hope to have as many blog friends as you guys.

The Wades said...

happy birthday again! ha!

R & K said...

I'm a reader...but my days are numbered unless I'm removed from the cougar category. Yes, that's a threat. Even on your birthday. Hope you got some gummi bears.

Brandon Danielle and Laneah said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I am a chamption phone tagger and have now dragged you in it. :) I will call you again later but for now have a MARVELOUS birthday WEEK. No birthDAY for you...it must be celebrated all week. :)

B, C, & D said...

Happy birthday to you!! We check out your blog often because we miss you guys! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!! :)

laska said...

happy birthday maren from the great state of washington! you you have a fabulous day!

Beckie said...

i was hoping you'd have a specific spot to check for my b-day wishes even though it's nearly midnight! i've thought about ya all day & am glad you've been able to celebrate with fam & friends! you are loved nightmare! --beck & parker boys

chloe elizabeth said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sorry I'm a little late! I love reading about your life. And 26 is not old. I hit the big 3-0 in less than a month. Talk about old!

Nicole & Weston Maughan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN!! Glad you had such a great celebration for your 26th b-day. Birthdays are the best! By the way, I love your blog background.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Maren. Your daughter is adorable. I hope everything is going well for your little family. Natalie Hollingshead

launi said...

holy popular, maren! :) happy birthday from this blog reader as well!

Jewele said...

Happy Birthday, Maren! It's nice to have "mom friends" with the same sense of humor! Hope your day was great!

Aaron and Michelle said...

Happy 26th Birthday Maren! I love checking your blog-it's great!

Dan and Heather said...

Thanks again for coming down to visit us- I sang Happy B-Day on your phone and your gifts will be on their way shortly

Courtney and Sam said...

Happy birthday Maren! I hope it's a great year!

megan said...

Happy Birthday Mar...you're the best.

Debbie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Maren! Leah is getting so stinkin' big! You have such a cute little family. Keep up the good work...I love to look at pictures!
~Debbie Lawrence

Aubrey and Dale said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maren! We check the blog all the time and love to see what you guys are up to. Leah sure is a cutie pie and keeps getting cuter by the day!

The Wades said...

what??!? no cake??? :)

The Marshalls said...

come on now.. you KNOW i read this!

nicole said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Alysha said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I am so late, but I hope you had a fabulous day. I absolutely love your blog and your new picture of the fam on the sidebar! :)

Emily said...

Happy birthday Maren! I am reading this, Emily Thomas

Erika Hanks said...

39 comments, wow! You are popular on your birthday post! HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like you had a fun celebration. Well, I definately enjoy reading your darling blog. Even though I never see you,due to the distance between us, it's SO fun to stay in touch via blogs!!!

Amy said...

Hey, Maren! This is Amy Johnson from the BYU 59th ward. I've enjoyed keeping up with your family through your blog! Have a happy birthday!

maryirene allen said...

so i know i am a little late, but, happy birthday. i'm just a year behind you. we miss you guys. God bless your sweet family. keep in touch. theallenwrench.blogspot.com

maryirene allen

Crystal said...

Maren Happy Birthday! It looks like it was great! P.F. Changs! Love, Crystal

The Marshalls said...

okay i love the new addition to this post..
the card = hilarious
leah's birthday suit = enough said
and your shirt = very cute... your hair too.. you looked beautiful on your birthday!

Justin and Amelia said...

Hey, are you talking about Shrek's Swamp in Wildomar? I think it was my nieces and nephews who started calling it Shrek's Swamp!

karalynstrings said...

Maren,I guess I am a little late, but thank you for leading me to your blog - Leah is adorable! It was fun looking up all the blogs of your family. I hope everyone is doing well! And, Happy (late) Birthday - I remember turning 26 like it was yesterday. Watch out! 30 is right around the corner (for me it literally is...April...AAGH!)
KaraLyn