Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebratory week: June 15th, 16th and 17th

June 15th was Nate's birthday, so we celebrated by going to iFly.
This was Nate's first time ever indoor skydiving - or any skydiving for that matter.
He, like me, is would NEVER jump out of a plane to skydive for real, so this is the next best thing!
There is basically a huge basement of giant fans that are constantly blowing up huge amounts of air.
They have the ability to change the amount depending on the person flying.
So you get on your flying suit and head to a room for training.
After training everyone sits on the bench waiting for their turn.
Once it is your turn, you stand in the doorway, cross your arms on your chest, and fall into the air.
Once you fall in, you immediately have to put your head back and your arms and legs up.
Its actually really difficult to stay parallel to the floor net; one inch movement of your body will send you fallin at and angle. (I flew with my mom 2 years ago)
It was fun watching Nate.
He enjoyed it - other than the allergy filled outside air being forced in his mouth and up his nose.
Poor husband.

After iFly we went to dinner at one of our favorite mexican restaurants, Sanora Grill.
Every time we go I always demand request a ton of the green salsa...I'm obsessed.
We also always get the plate of Chile Reyenos to share.
These Reyenos are to die for; crispy, filled with ooey-gooey cheese, and topped with sauces and cheese.
This time, Nate also wanted to get their "nachos" which were pretty amazing too.
And I must say...great presentation.
Instead of small chips like other nachos, they used their chips which are whole fried tortillas.
They then drizzled enchilada sauce on each and topped with cheese and popped under a salamander (broiler).

June 16th was the day we met, one year ago, at Denny's.
We went to visit and get treats.
An Oreo Shake and Apple Crumble.
We also spent a lot of time trying to figure out debating on which table it all started at.
We got a third oppinion...Dallas.
Dallas was Nate's roomate who had taken Nate to Denny's that night for a late belated dinner.
I took a picture of the tables and Nate sent it to him.
He confirmed that Nate was right, it was the table right behind us.
Of course someone was sitting there already.

June 17th we had a Birthday BBQ for Nate with his friends at our place
It was the first time I was going to get to host people over at our house for a celebration.
I love love love entertaining, love it.
I have collected over the years various entertaining peices.
Such as glass pitchers, tiered buffet plates, cake pedestals, etc, etc, etc.
Did I mention that I love to entertain and host people? I do. I love it.
I didnt decide till last minute to make this BBQ more than just a BBQ, so it wasnt my best.
But it was still better than what I would have done originally.
I would have loved to surprise Nate, however, I wanted him to have his close friends there.
I wanted him to be able to pick who was there to celebrate with him.
So he did.
And most were able to make it except for a couple of couples.
Knowing Nate and his friends, it wouldnt be a gathering without busting out Rockband.
Before meeting Nate I thought Rockband was nerdy.
My husband makes Rockband HOTT.

Nate really wanted an ice cream cake from Coldstone, so unfortunately I didnt get to make it.
So I added a personal touch to it and put it on a cake pedestal! (pedestal not shown)

It was a very busy and exciting week.
Lots of celebrating and lots of yummy food and good friends.
I'm so excited to host our friends over more often.
And honestly, I cannot wait to throw my kids birthday parties :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy 1 Year Since We Met!! (at Denny's)

We went back tonight for dessert to celebrate.
We even sat in the same booth (we think) that Nate was sitting in when I came over, we introduced ourselves, and I sat down next to him.

I love me life & my husband.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday, to my wonderful husband!!!

28 years ago today my amazing husband was brought into this word, so I want to share 28 things I love about him!

1. I love how much he makes me feel protected.
2. I love how confident he is.
3. I love how much of a leader he is in every situation.
4. I love how he treats people, especially me.
5. I love that he is so supportive.
6. I love how smart he is, and how prideful he is not.
7. I love the way he is with children, and knowing that he will be a wonderful father.
8. I love that he lets me rub his bald head whenever I want (which is often).
9. I love that he is so great at his job.
10. I love his sense of humor, and that it is just like mine.
11. I love that he makes me feel comfortable being me.
12. I love his gratitude and appreciation towards me every night for cooking him dinner.
13. I love who he wants to be in the future.
14. I love he is patient with me when I ask him a question about basketball.
15. I love his freckle on his top lip.
16. I love that he held my hand because I was so scared to get my mole removed.
17. I love how silly he is.
18. I love that he sings to me songs he makes up on the spot.
19. I love that he tucks me into bed the nights I go to bed earlier.
20. I love that he has made up his own nicknames for me, and continues to.
21. I love that he gives me a (pretend) hard time all of the time.
22. I love that he points out every word I say different.
23. I love that he always makes me laugh.
24. I love that he washes the dishes after I cook.
25. I love that he lets me do what I want, but will encourage me when there is a better choice.
26. I love that he is his own person, he doesn't follow trends.
27. I love that he told me I was "hott" 5 seconds after we met.
28. I love his honesty.

Happy Birthday Babe, you are so wonderful and I am so so happy about the way things all worked out. I can't picture my life with anyone else; you are perfect for me, my Best. I hope you have had a great day and tomorrow will be another special day....The day we met 1 year ago!

Denny' we come :)