12.11.2008

Iammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Thirty!

I don't know if that translates, but it supposed to be read like Molly Shannon does the "Iammmm Fifty" Lady with the movements and everything.

ANYWAYS- SO last week I turned 30. On December 3, I had a chill day. I went to work. The ladies here at work took me to lunch and I had a dessert with a candle in it. It was nice :) I went home and fell asleep on my couch. Ordered greasy food with not consideration of calories (I have been dieting), ate and went back to sleep. Not the most crazy day, but it was the day I wanted. Before you call lame on my day, please note that I had a CRAZY AWESOME birthday party before I left DC that included lots of booze, djs and many friends in attendance.

On Friday, my friend Kristina flew up from Colorado Springs, CO. I know Kristina from kickball in DC and I was in her wedding this past spring. She only came up for the weekend which we found out is WAAAY to short for a trip to Alaska! However, It was a truly great weekend! We went to some great restaurants - Bears Tooth, Snow City Cafe and Oros. We also went to Benihannas which is kind of a birthday tradition for me. Our chief though was kinda lame. We walked around downtown Anchorage and went shopping on Saturday. Saturday night, Kristina helped me hang my shelves level and decorate the apartment. She really helped me get over those last couple of boxes :)

Sunday, we woke up early and went snow boarding! It was so much fun (except some parts -- more to come)! My friend Ross and his friend Evan joined us. We stuck to the bunny slope while Ross and Evan went down the big hill. The place we went is where all the little kids in Anchorage go to learn how to ski and snowboard. It was adorable and amazing to see these little kids, with equally little skis FLYING down the mountain! Because I didn't know how to stop (going to sign up for lessons next week) I did not want to go up the chair lift. SO Ross and Evan did that while Kristina and I tried to find our snow legs. K and I got tired pretty quick so we took a break in the lodge. I kept waiting to see the boys come down the hill, but they never did. Finally, Ross came in the lodge and told us the Evan had tripped up on a root and broke his arm! The Ski Patrol had to bring him down. They gave him a temp brace then I drove him to the hospital. It was the most nerve racking drive EVER! Worse than when I was in the Yukon. AND unfortunately, Kristina had to cancel her snowboarding lesson which really sucked.

On Tuesday, I quit smoking. Who knows if it will stick, but I am giving it my best shot! I am trying to do some more healthful things for myself -- diet, exercise and no smoking. This isn't a new years thing -- it's totally a 30 thing. LOL.

Here are some pictures taken by one Kristina Cecere!



Ross took some pictures too. If I can ever get him to send them to me, I will put them up too.

So in closing, I had a great and eventful birthday!

SHOUT OUTS!
Thanks to everyone who called, wrote and social networked birthday wishes to me!

Gina - you know.

Thanks to Michele for my beautiful presents. They made my day.

Kristina -- many thanks for visiting and helping me out this weekend!

Happy Birthday to my sister Mindy!

Congrats to Karen and Chuck on their baby when she decides to make her appearance!

Thanks to Karen G! And congrats on the move.

Kate and Traycee I hope y'all feel better soon.

Until next time...Savor the Flavor and Drink the Blue Kool-Aide

3 Comments:

Blogger Kristina said...

Thank you for having me up there! I hope you had an awesome birthday! I had tons of fun and definitely agree that one weekend is not enough time to spend in Alaska.

8:38:00 AM  
Blogger Snugs' mom said...

Woo hoo!!!! You don't need to smoke!! You can quit!!!

10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

great pics!
you look so cute snowboarding....
or at least attempting...

3:30:00 PM  

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