Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Birthday Bash!

27 years ago, a beautiful baby girl was brought into this world...that was me! :) My birthday was on a Wednesday this year and so I had to work on my birthday. It was a pretty uneventful day with a few little surprises here and there. I got many phone calls from family and friends, and birthday wishes on facebook. One of my favorite things about my birthday is when my Grandma and Grandpa Barrus call and sing Happy Birthday while my Grandpa plays the ukulele. Since my birthday was on a weekday, Heather decided to throw my birthday party on Friday -Halloween- I think it was my first ever Halloween Birthday party and it was a success. Though I think I prefer to seperate my holidays. :)


Heather left this note on the bathroom mirror for me to find Wednesday morning

Stacy my friend from work, dropped off these beautiful flowers and some donuts for me to enjoy while I was at work. I think everyone else at work got to enjoy a donut before I did because we were quite busy that day. It was almost lunch time before I got to have one. I was glad she brought them though.

Annie and I dressed up as the Joker from the new Batman. The Joker dressed up as a nurse in the new movie, which is what I was trying to simulate. I borrowed my moms old nursing uniform when she first started working as a nurse back in the 70's. Annie did a better job of pulling off the Joker than I did, but it was still fun.

Me and my mom. She was dressed up as her 70's self.

Me, Stacy, and her husband Jason
Doesn't she make the best Lucy? Jason was dressed as V from the movie V for Vendetta

Here he is holding Lucy hostage

And now she is giving him a kiss

My delicious chocolate, peanut butter, banana cake that Heather created. Though it was little hard to cut because the peanut butter layer got hard.

The family, minus Mike, Sarah and Topher. I was trying to make a scary Joker face, but it came off looking more like I just didn't want to smile with my teeth. :)

Jenetta the mouse, Jodi the gangsta, and Annie the Joker

Joker and the Cat
Sorry for the blurriness, my cameras been having issues with the flash

Sheena the pirate (she had a cute little parrot to sit on her shoulder, but it liked to fall off.) And Dane the gangsta basketball player

Me and my dad Count Dracula
He had a friend that owns a denture lab make him some fangs that clip onto his teeth to complete the costume

Me and my hometeacher the Rock Star Cade

Blowing out all 27 candles. Whew!

The Kitty was trying to curl up on Brandon's lap

The Thornton's dressed as referees and their cute little boy Dallas dressed as #43 Troy Polamalu from the Steelers.

Heather, Jothan, Sheena, Heidi, and Robin

We just had to get a picture with all of the referees

And one with Lucy and the two Jokers

Rock Stars, Cade and Robin

The Joker, getting in a little Dallas time
We all had a good time with good food and good company. Thanks to Heather for throwing the party and those that helped her with preparations! And thanks to my Mom and Dad for having me! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

70's Birthday Bash

To celebrate Heather's 30th birthday, I decided that we should have a 70's themed party since Heather was born in 1978. Besides, we needed to do something a little more exciting than our average birthday party since she was welcoming a new decade into her life. I went to Zurcher's and picked up some disco decorations, and DI for my 70's attire. Heidi P. made the delicious fondue that we had (chocolate, raspberry, alfredo, and marinara) and picked up all the yummy things to dip. I couldn't believe how much food we had, I think more than we've had for any other party! We had a good turn out of about 20-25 people and even with all of them, we still ended up with a fair amount of leftovers. Here are a few pictures of the family and friends that came and partied with us.

I asked Heather to do my eyeshadow 70's style. It's a little more disco than my attire was, but it turned out really cool. The picture doesn't quite do it justice.

Showing off my outfit and awesome shoes!


Me, Heather, and Mom

Me, Dad, and Heather

Brandon and his brother Jesse

Aunt Julie (Brandon's aunt)

Matt and Annie catching up, since we haven't seen him in ages.

Sarah, Heather, Heidi, and Shauna (Thanks for dressing up girls!)

Our home teacher Cade. He kept going back for more food, but still didn't make a dent in it.

Me and Annie

Brandon and his mom Patty


Sarah, Shauna, Robin, Heidi, and Heather (gotta love the bead curtain in the back)

Some of the decorations (mini disco balls and colorful spirals that had disco balls, disco dancers and music notes hanging from the bottom)

The mini disco ball I found at Zurcher's. I was a little disappointed that it didn't work very well. It spun way way to fast. :(


Heather and Brandon

Ed, Renee, and Robin

Annie and Jodi striking a pose while dancing

Little Dallas Thornton. Isn't he so cute?! (Sorry Toby and Tammy, I kept trying to get a picture of the two of you together, but you were never by each other and then I forgot before you let. Oops. ) But Tammy is in the background of this shot. :)

Heather showing off the delicious food we were having

The awesome cake that Heidi made for Heather

What is a 70's party without disco napkins? I love Zurcher's for all the way cool disco things they had!

video

Well here is the video I promised of the crazy dancers when we went to the Alive After Five. If only we could all be so care free when dancing in public. :) Enjoy!

BSU game at the Barn

Annie's Aunt and Uncle have some friends that own this barn that is really cool. They use it to host BSU away games. Annie and I got to go for the Oregon vs. BSU game a few weeks ago and it was a lot of fun. Not only was it a good game, but we enjoy some delicious food as well. Of course I had to take some pictures while I was there, but I forgot to get pictures of the inside where we were watching the game. It was all decked out in BSU gear. The last two pictures are just some pictures I took of a really pretty red plant and the rain drops on my moon roof.

This is the upstairs part of the barn, kitchen/loft area. On the other side where I was standing there is a bed and a couple of couches with a tv. There is also a bathroom off to the left of this photo.









Full view of the barn. Isn't it beautiful?