Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Shelly!

So Shelly's birthday was actually yesterday but since I was with her (and not the computer) I couldn't post about it until today. We went down to Cedar this weekend and had a good visit. The trip started out bad because Eldon was at the school working on his classroom and sub notes for Friday until 10:30 Thursday night. (and I wasn't too happy about basically driving around with the kids for 3 hours waiting). But we got to Cedar okay and got a couple hours of sleep.

Eldon went down to UMEA Friday morning and I stayed home and spent the morning visiting with my Dad which I really enjoyed. I love talking politics with him. And really, every time I am with my father I learn something new about him and about life. I am so lucky to have him in my life and as an example and patiarch in my life. Then I went shopping with my Mom in the afternoon (and sweet Shelly took my kids). We had a fun time talking and being silly. After this weekend I realize how much I miss my parents and wish I was closer to them so I could see them more often.

That evening Eldon and Aaron came up from the conference and we had a family birthday party for Shelly. I did most of the cooking (although my Dad made these amazing bbq wings) and by the end of the day I really could barely keep my eyes open. It was ridiculous. It was fun for us all to be together, though, and I think Shelly had fun.

On Saturday Shelly and I went down separately to St. George and went to a Music Conference for Early Childhood Educators. It was really fun and I learned a lot of cool things that I want to use with my kids, my preschool and my piano and voice students. And it was so fun going to it with Shelly who is thinking about opening her own preschool. After the conference I treated her to Red Lobster because her boyfriend can't eat seafood and she's always wanted to eat there. Then we went to the mall and did some shopping before I took her back to Cedar for her b-day party with her friends. I wanted to take a picture of us on her bday and even brought my camera but still forgot! Dumb! We have like no pictures together.

I stayed up a little too late with my Mom again last night and then we came home today. Overall, a very nice weekend and for once I'm not more tired after than before. Probably because Eldon (begrudgingly) let me sleep in this morning. I hope all of you are doing well, sorry no pictures this time, I just forgot. Good night!


  1. That's funny because I brought my camera and forgot to take any pictures too. Oh well, one day we will. Thanks for the birthday it was awesome!

  2. Sounds like so much fun. I love your parents and their home in Enoch. I didn't know it was Shelly's b-day. I'm glad you mentioned it!