Friday, September 4, 2009

My Birthday

I turned 25 on September 1st. I am now old enough to get discounted car insurance, rent a golf cart on Catalina Island, and feel like an official adult :)

The day was mediochre until Aaron got home from work...then it was awesome! He got right to work cooking me a FANTASTIC dinner, shown below. The pictures really don't do it justice though.



Spicy scallop salad with dressing he made himself, broiled swordfish, garlic roasted potatoes and steamed asparagus. YUMMY. Then we had a DQ ice cream cake for dessert (my fave) and this one was extra good because it was made with Girl Scout Thin Mints! Aaron and Finn both sang me "Happy Birthday" before I blew out the candles...well, candle. It was so wonderful having Finn sing along, I loved it. Then I opened my presents. Aaron got me a really cute dress and shrug to go overtop...I am always impressed with what a good job he does picking things out for me. Then my sister Megan came to babysit so Aaron and I could go to a movie. We saw "Up" at the dollar theatre (gotta love discount Tuesdays!) and loved it!

Because I am lame, I didn't get any pictures of anything besides the food...we were kinda rushed :) But just know that I had a fantastic birthday...thanks Aaron for making it so great!

9 comments:

Katie said...

Happy belated birthday, Ashley! It sounds like you had a fantastic day, and I am so glad. P.S. Wasn't UP awesome?! It's by far my new favorite pixar movie.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Did I tell you how Chris and I went to Catalina when we were dating and he couldn't rent/drive the cart because he wasn't old enough? Sort of a knock to the old machismo. Anyway, hurray for you! And YUM on the food! You should invite us over for dinner. And I'll bring pizza for Chris. :)

Rob and Marseille said...

put up a pic w/ you in your new dress! And yay for cordless Kate!

Jobi Niu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!! Aaron is so good to you, I love it! Love ya girl

Parks Family said...

What? A mediocre day? What about the blissful time hanging out with us?!? Oh and how was the sea food?

Kathleen said...

Your birthday dinner sounds divine! And songs and presents too? Awesome! Glad you are now a member of the "quarter century" club...
We loved "UP" too.

JoSue said...

Happy birthday!!! Homemade birthday meals are so much sweeter it seems. :) I'm glad you had an enjoyable night. And what is all the fuss about 'Up'? I guess I better go see it!

Lisa Johnson said...

I am so glad you got to do something nice on your birthday...what a great husband to cook you dinner. I am also so happy to hear that Kate is cordless now and doing so well. I think about you and your cute little family all the time (sorry I don't leave more comments on your blog b/c I check it all the time). MISS YA! :D

ec said...

impressive! good work aaron ... and give darren a call one of these days to share recipes;)

and wasn't "up" the best movie? i absolutely loved it!

happy birthday ash!