Monday, September 20, 2010


Today is my 23rd Birthday
Ya know how some people ask if you're having a good birthday,
and you say 'yeah' when maybe it felt just like a normal day?
Well, that wasn't today. It totally felt like my birthday!
It was so great.

Today I...
1) Let myself sleep-in till 8:00
2) Woke up to Ty's phone call saying he wanted to be
the first one to wish me a Happy Birthday.
3) Walked out my door to a heart attack. All the hearts said things like: purple, costco chocolate milk, long blonde hair, glitter nails, Africa/Peru/India, steak salad, psychology, salt, singing, greatest laugh, running, etc. All things I love. Mostly I just love them. (And the missing balloon popped and scared me to death early this morning).
4) Went for a long run with just me and my ipod. 12 MILES!
5) Hung out at the mall with Kaitlin and Brooke.
6) Opened mama and daddy's birthday package. Woo hoo!
7) Had friends come over, piled in the car, then followed Call and Whit up the canyon for a birthday BBQ. Call and Whit planned everything!
All I had to do was invite whoever I wanted, then show up. He had lots of chips, drinks, burgers, and Marie Calendar's chocolate pie complete with candles. He manned the grill the whole time while we girls just talked and ate and laughed.
Kylie, Sally, Tori and I (past roommates)
Jenny, Brooke, Me and Kaitlin (my girls)
8) Came home to Trevor (Kate's boyfriend) carrying an amazing chocolate ice cream cake to the door. YUM! Sugar high for sure.
{and in my defense, for my birthday I got a new camera which needed to be charged, so...the pictures today are with my old one. bummer.}
9) Chilled with friends.
One of the most fun birthdays while away from home.
Didn't have to go to work, got to do anything I wanted during the day, was with friends all day, and didn't have to plan my own party. So blessed. This 23rd year is going to be great I can just feel it :)
23/100 was for my 23rd birthday and my 100th post!


  1. What a great birthday! And 12 miles- Wow! That is so awesome!

  2. Look at all of those happy smiles! You were feelin' the love for sure!

  3. Happy Birthday Anne Marie! It seems like it was a great day. Ahhh to be 23 again. I hope you have a great 23rd year and many more to come.

    Val Nees

  4. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great day! I thought it was so sweet of Call to organize the party for you.

  5. A very belated happy birthday! Twelve miles and chocolate cake and family and friends--sounds like a perfect day to me. For the record, I'm pretty sure my twenty-third year as the best of my life up until that point--I can't wait to see what's in store for you.

    Wish I had Call's E-mail so that I could send him "Best Brother" e-mail award. Ty and Chase are pretty good, too, but Call really came through. Reminds me of how your mom has great relationships with her brothers.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful day, great brother, and great friends.