Monday, September 29, 2008

I love my birthday!

Other people birthdays are ok, but I like mine. The presents are fun and I LOVE getting together with great friends and eating at my favorite place. I know, I sound like a selfish 4 year old, but deep down, everyone feels the same, so Im just putting it out there. Thanks Sherri and Becky for throwing this lunch together. And to those of you that arent in this picture, I'll just pretend you were super busy, and you really wanted to come, because you enjoy eating and talking like I do.

I left my camera while using the restroom. Sherri and Pam above and Becky and Terri below.

Lisa and Sherri

Vonda, Pablo Picasso Salad and Becky

Saturday Kristal, Mom, Bet, Dani, Kayla, Breea and Kayla took me to Paradise Bakery and shopping at Hobby Lobby.

That evening, after setting up the water storage display at the Womens Conference (that we watched at Paulas), we all headed to my favorite spot with friends and family. JESTERZ

Jason, Kayla, Elizabeth and her friend below

Skit about the dating game: Mika guy, crooked smile guy, Casanova/bald guy, dating show host and funny girl. Other highlights: split end obsessions, ketchup bottle and garbage girl.

Afterwards we headed to Neilsons to get one of my favorite deserts. Peach cobbler with frozen custard - go try it - thank me later. PS. we missed you Tamee, Keith, Dad and Jason - thanks for coming family and box family - I LOVE YOU ALL!

Breea, Jamison and Catie - Cutest cousins ever!

On the way home, they let me have my last bit of fun where I dont look back and point the camera back behind me in the dark and see what I come up with. Not sure what Jason thought of it but Kayla, Dani and Brennon really got into it - THANKS for playing my games!


Angie Whitman said...

I am so sad I missed your birthday this year! I owe you some Paradise Bakery coconut cookies when I get home...first thing! Looks like you are loved by many and that's because your wonderful!

PamJorg said...

I love your birthday now too! Lunch was soooooo much fun! I totally needed the sister-friend talking time. Thanks for being born so we could go to lunch!!

Michelle Hall said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Looks like a lot of fun!

Tamee said...

Happy for you that your b-day celebration went so well. Sad for me that I missed it.

Happy Birthday, sis!

Love you,

Holly said...

Happy, happy birthday! Looks like loads of fun! Love you!

kristal said...

We all KNOW I feel that way about my birthday too, but I've gotta say, yours runs a close 2nd to my birthday. That was a lot of fun! That sistas pic at Neilson's is my motivation for the day to do 2 more exercise videos and not eat. I can't beleive I got chubby so quickly when it took me 2 years to get unchubby! grr! Um, and that Pablo Picasso salad looks soo good! SOO GOOD!!!
Happy late birthday again!!!

Lisa said...

Happy belated "29" Birthday! I thought about you! Looks like you had a great time.

lindsay levi said...

Happy Birthday sista!! SO glad you had such a fun time. Lots of events! :) PS You look younger and younger everyday.

Crystal said...

Ooooh, September birthdays are the best! I'm glad you had such a great day. And I SO would have been there for lunch if I'd been invited! (I had Ramen Noodles on my birthday for lunch. Sad, huh?)

Melissa and Trevor said...

happy birthday!

Amy Jo said...

So sorry I missed lunch. Looks like you had a great day. You're the best, Happy Bday!

Jamie Young said...

Happy birthday! I was feeling bad that you had to spend your b-day doing a water storage display, but it sounds like you still managed to find plenty of time to party! Jesterz is such a fun place, what a memorable b-day!

Erica said...

Happy birthday "Onda"! You are truly one in a million!

Chelsea said...

no wonder you love your birthday, (and yes we do all feel that way!) you are so loved and it appears you were spoiled rotten and you deserve it! Happy Birthday Vonda!

Jen said...

I love your birthday too! Loads of fun -- we need to go to Jesterz again soon!!! Next time we need to go when Klor (?) is going to be performing. He's my fave, although split ends boy is a close second! :-)

kristal said...

I agree with the Klor request...I did enjoy Colleen and tall guy though. Good times! My birthday is in November, let's go!

brenda sanders said...

no body called me!!! We need Karen to keep us organized!!!
Older and cuter and wiser!!! It is all good!

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  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
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  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
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  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
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  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
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