Sunday, January 31, 2010
This is my cute Mom and Dad, at my brother's wedding. They are hunched over for two reasons... one, Hallie, my 6 year old neice, was taking the picture (I guess they could tell they weren't going to have heads in the picture). Two, the day before the wedding, my mom tweaked her back and she couldn't stand up straight for weeks. It's sad she was in so much paid, but I just love this picture for some reason!
January is a big month for birthdays in our family, I think we have 6 total (including my sister in law, two neices, little bro, mom, and me. On my birthday, I worked all day, and then went to class in Brigham. I got home around 9:00, needless to say, there wasn't a lot of celebrating. Nate was so cute though, he was swamped with homework, but he paused to make dinner for us, before I got home. He made one of our favorites, Honey Lime Encheladas! I was also surprised to receive about 60 text messages, mostly from people not listed in my phone, wishing me a happy birthday. I guess at about noon, Nate sent a text to almost everyone in his phone, to text me and say Happy Birthday. So, even though I could spend much of the day celebrating, it was really funny to keep getting messages up until the next day around lunch! Thanks Nate!
This weekend we threw a surprise party for my mom's 60th birthday! It was so fun to see all of her great friends (many coming an hour or more drive for it) that came to support her. She really is an amazing person, and it helped me see how she has touched so many people in her life. I wish I hadn't wasted so many years thinking she wasn't cool enough to spend much time with... Love you mom!