Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ryan's big 3-0

ryan's 30th year started off with a bang. leah and i organized a gift-opening extravaganza. we had 30 of his favorite things for him to open on his big day. we had some good friends and family help us out and i think he really enjoyed it.
the list included, but was not limited to: root bear float mugs, pink cake, dots, cycling jersey, castle season 1, hong kong, home depot gift card, red lobster gift card, canvases of some of his photography, a kitchen scrubbie, bottle caps, lik-em aid, a blow up globe and more. leah made one of her ever-famous cards talking about each of daddy's super strong muscles. i created a book of memories from lots of friends and family members that included all sorts of funny and embarrassing antics.


and i got him the best gift of all. see for yourself:


yup. the sign from gov't info in the byu harold b. lee library where we first met. the sign. don't ask how i got it. i'm just amazing. and so are some good friends. we both love it.

now ryan's trying to figure out how to top the celebration for my 30th come october!

9 comments:

Erica said...

this all might be un-toppable!! awesome!

ed and kelli said...

that is freaking awesome.. but i hope he realizes our late gifts were part of the 30 :( sorry they were late. i forgot to send them before we went to utah. anyway, love the GI sign.. good times.

t.t.turner said...

Oh my gosh, that is incredible. I want to hear the full story sometime.

Cheryl and William said...

You do have amazing connections to get that sign! Ahh- the memories of the HBLL. And I loved Leah's giggling in the background as she knows that her dad will be surprised :-)

Heather said...

I love it, how did you get that sign?? I may have to steal your 30 gifts idea for someone special in september :)

Baldersons said...

Crazy you were able to get THE sign! Just been catching up on your blog..you guys are the cutest fam.

Karen Hauley said...

OK, my favorite is leah laughing while ryan is opening the government information sign. gotta love that giggle.

Rob and Marseille said...

I might have to use this 30 fav things in June...time to start brainstorming.

The Jake Clines said...

Oh my! That is awesome, such fun memories!