Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

So a while ago, I taught Ben how to post so he could be the one to post about my birthday...but I just don't think that's going to happen. Blogging just isn't in his blood...so here I am:)

The Day: So today was totally fun!! I woke up to a big poster made by my 10 year old sister Brooke that said, "Happy Birthday Camille! You're 22! Cealabrate!" And yes, 'celebrate' was spelled like that. So cute. This is us hanging out:
We hung around my house and relaxed (while trying to get ready for this trip...which just doesn't feel like "ready" is going to happen) and waited for the kids to get home. They had early-out day, so we played our 2 favorite games, Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Cataan. I don't think a day has gone by when we're with my family that we don't play these games. We love them. We're addicted. The winner switches pretty consistantly between my mom, me, and Ben in Settlers. But this morning, for my birthday present, he thought it'd be really cute to WIN BOTH TIMES!! Not a very good present. And I think he could tell, cause he always wins Ticket, which is really annoying...but today somehow, I won! :)
The Celebration: We had a big family dinner at Applebees. It was so much fun. We had a party of 18 and they don't take reservations! We had all 4 of my grandparents, Ben's grandparents, my parents and siblings, his mom, his aunt and Robin, and Jon. It was so much fun to see everyone and celebrate not only my birthday, but Ben graduating, and also a goodbye for our Asia trip. We shared tons of laughs and food:) This is while they sang to me:
This is Jon's car "Martha" she's called, and her sweet horns. He brought her around to show to all of my family. He's had them on for over a year now and man does it get stares. It's hilarious. My grandpas loved them!
The Gifts: I got a "You are Special Today" plate. Which is special to me because all growing up, my mom has this same red plate that the special individual would get to eat on for that day, whether it be Mother's or Father's Day, a birthday, or graduation, we'd get to eat off this plate. Now since Ben and I are our own family, I get one too! It was a cute gift. Brooke got me some soap and a sudoku game that she paid for with her own money:) And Ben's aunt and Robin gave us all this really cool and smart stuff for our trip! It'll be so nice and we can't wait to use it! We got a travel log book and a journal and Ben got a GPS thing, and some other cool things. Ben got me 'The Promise' statue made by Willow Tree, the one with the husband and wife dancing (and some other secret things:) It's so cute, he knows I've always wanted one!

The blessings: We are so blessed and have the best families in the world! I've had the best 22 years alive and especially the last year and a half with my best friend and husband! Way to graduate babe! Can't wait for our trip and everyone stay tuned for updates! (Or for "we're still alive" comments!) Thanks and love you all!

5 comments:

Steph and Brady said...

Happy Birthday Camille! It sounds like you had a great day! What a great family! Have fun on your trip! I can't wait for pictures!

Whittney Clark said...

I'm excited for you guys!! Asia will be so much fun!! Happy Birthday again! Looks like you had a good one!

Reagan and Jon said...

Hey Birthday twin! I am glad you had a good one! Tell Ben congrats for me! Have such a good time in Asia, you will love it there.

TeamCarter said...

HAPPY BELATED! You guys are going to have a blast in Asia. post a million pictures!

Andrew Cardon said...

Looks like a fun Birthday! Have a good time in Asia!