Sunday, January 17, 2010


So, as I stated in my previous post Stephen had a birthday and since it was the big 3-0 I wanted to do something fun. I actually had been planning this since September and it was killing me not to let it slip. I decided to fly his parents out (who we hadn't seen in about 2yrs) and then surprise him at dinner with family and friends. Stephen thought that it was just going to be me and him at the restaurant, but he soon found out otherwise:) He didn't know a thing and it was great! It wasn't a huge party, just my family, his parents, and a couple of our favorite friends. Stephen could not believe his parents were there, let a lone everyone else and it was just awesome. We had a great dinner (which of course I took no pictures of ), and then headed back to the house for cake, ice cream and presents. I love my husband very much and I was so glad to do this for him. He is a wonderful husband and father, and he deserved to be celebrated. I do have a few pics of when we first came into the restaurant (thanks to my friend Sarah), and of his cake. A big thanks to everyone for making that night AWESOME and for not spoiling the secret.

Oh, and to make the birthday even better, Stephen had just started his new job (YEA!!) that day.

Well, we have had fun this week with Stephen's parents. On Tuesday, Stephen went up to SVU with his mom and dad to visit some old friends and watch the SVU basketball game (again, no pictures). They had a lot fun. We went to lunch downtown and then went to Marbles kids museum. Watched Hailey's basketball game. And went to a really fun park (which I did actually bring my camera).

On Friday night we had to be at church for the youth basketball games (Stephen and I both coach, and I am also in Stake athletics). The YW game that night was AMAZING!!! My mom and I both coach our girls and this game was against a tough team. I have never seen the gym so full and so loud ( I mean there had to be at least 100 people). Our girls were behind, but came back to win by 2pts. When we won the YM and other youth watching stormed the court, it was like we had won a national championship. I was so proud of the girls, they are just awesome. I look forward to the tournament in February.

This has been such a fun week and it will be sad to see Mike and Elaine go, but hopefully (cross your fingers) we can be out in Utah this summer to visit all the family.


Three Men and a Little Lady said...

You guys look like you're doing so good!!! So happy. I'm glad you got to see family you don't see much!

Three Little Brown Kids said...

That was a fabulous surprise! Good job Katie!

Jenny Ramsey said...

how fun!! love it!