II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, April 28, 2008

One of the best!

This past weekend was one of the best we've had! It was Matt's 32nd birthday Saturday and his mom and her husband came up to celebrate with us. We started it out by grilling out Friday night and enjoying the beautiful weather. I had all the windows open, the house immaculate and the candles lit. After dinner and birthday cake, Matt opened his gifts. I only got him 3 things this year...but one of them was a big one. I got him a Nike real-leather football, the game Balderdash that we've been wanting for a long time and the big one was a hand-made knife. Matt's foreman at work makes these knives by hand and lots of the guys up there have bought one from him. Well, he's mentioned wanting one several times so a few weeks ago I called his boss and asked if he could make one for me to give him as a surprise. He said it was short notice but that he'd try his best to get it done. I asked if he could do it camouflage. Well, he did and it turned out way better than I ever imagined. Matt was TOTALLY surprised and just couldn't get past the fact that I had been secretly talking to his boss about this! ha ha He also got a cool camouflage gun that is a lighter, a camouflage money clip and a Bass Pro gift card from his mom and Duane. My mom and dad got him a cool camouflage outdoor rocking chair from BPS and my grandma gave him a cool toolbox. He also got close to $100 cash from the rest of his family so he made out pretty good! Did you see a trend there with his gifts? Camo EVERYTHING! ha ha

Then after presents, we all sat around the table and played Balderdash. It was even more fun than we had remembered. We finally put it up and went to bed because we knew we had a big day planned for Saturday.
So, Saturday morning we woke up and got packed all up for the lake. We rented a pontoon boat and took it out on the lake all day and fished. It was SO MUCH FUN and we are completely sold on wanting a pontoon boat. Now...if only we could afford it! ha ha STUPIDLY, I forgot sunscreen that morning...so we all ended up blazing red by the end of the day. My part on my scalp is miserably sore! Poor Brooklyn though...with that red hair and fair skin, she was a little lobster! Grant probably took it the best..he just turns tan immediately! (I also forgot my camera!!Bummer!!)

Anyhow, after the boat we came home and got cleaned up for our big night on the town. We had reservations at ShoGun. If you've never been...you should TOTALLY go. It's a little pricey...but SO worth the money. The food is unbeatable but the "show" that goes with it is so much fun! Here are a few pics from that.
Mr. Cool on the way to the restaurant.

Matt's mom, Laura and her husband, Duane.

Me and my handsome hubby! Happy Birthday Baby!

Me stealing a birthday kiss!

Our chef doing some cool tricks.

Matt and Grant with his Camoflage birthday cake! Everyone liked what it said! "Matt You Da Man!"

It turned out that Saturday was prom here so there were tons of teenagers at the restaurant in all their fancy get up. There was even one couple who were dressed in camouflage from head to toe!! She was in a camo prom dress and he was in a camo tux!! Anyway, as we left, we saw all the limo's sitting out in the parking lot so the kids wanted to go over and take a look. The cool driver guy said they could even get in!!! So I, of course, had to snap a pic!


Tammy said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL weekend. And holy smokes - you thought of everything! Very thoughtful gifts that I'm sure he'll love. That hubby of yours is quite the outdoorsman, eh? Happy Birthday to him!!

taking care of 6 said...

What a great weekend! Sounds like you really know how to plan a great party. That knife is beautiful! I loved reading about how special you made everything for your hubby :)

MissGotWings said...

wow - sounds liek you all had a great time! Happy Birthday Matt :)

kc said...

Wow! What a birthday! He does realize how spoiled he is right?! haha Just kiddin' Matt! But really, he is so lucky to have you.

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

Fun~ Fun~ I wish we could afford a boat too! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend!

Somebody's Nobody said...

Hey Jen-
Hope all is well. I don't always leave a comment but I always have fun cathin up with ya on your blog. I've always loved the name of your blog. How clever is that?