Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Today was Ben's real, actual birthday! He couldn't have asked for better weather. We headed out to Summer's house to play Euchre in the sunshine! Hooray for Oberon season!


Birthday boy!

Summer and Suzanne!

I kicked over Yumi's wine bottle because I didn't know it was on the ground next to me. Whoops!

It was pretty hilarious.

Luckily, there was still a little bit left!

Right about then, I got a call that I had to do some emergency sign changes for the conference, so I had to leave. BOO! But it was a great birthday evening. Happy Birthday, Ben!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ben's PreBirthday

Yeah, I know that we had a birthday party for Ben this past Saturday, but I believe in birthday WEEKS, not birthday DAYS. And Ben's birthday is tomorrow, but I have to get up at 4:45 the next morning to get ready to leave for Seattle, so we decided to do the big celebration tonight!

Well, the celebrating actually started at lunch time. I went out to Toscano's lunch buffet with Ben and his coworkers! Broccoli soup!

Ben was super excited about his plate of pasta!

After work we did a birthday Irish Car Bomb!

ICB Wipedown!

BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!! Ben got a fish for his birthday!

PIZZA PARTY! Ben cutting himself a birthday boy slice:

Ben and Snook!

Guitar Hero!

Ice Cream!

Birthday Cake!

Vana brings in the cake.

Birthday Boy!

Ben does a birthday dance before blowing out the candles.

Blow those babies out!

We all took a candle and did a toast before licking them clean.

Time for presents!

Kayla got Ben some shorts!

Vana got Ben an awesome water bottle!

After presents it was time for cake!

Mr. Studlyhunk got a present too!

Ben's mom got him some Bod man Really Ripped Abs body spray.

It smells AMAZING on him.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring Oberon!

Since it was sunny and beautiful today, Gina and I decided to head to Jackie O's to enjoy a beer on the patio! When we got there, we were THRILLED to discover that Oberon Season has begun! We each got a delicious pint.

When Rose joined us, we decided to get a whole pitcher.


Mmm! Oberon!

Gina wasn't sure if she could wear scarves and look cute. Well, she sure can!

Rose and Gina!

Rose and Gina, self portrait style!

Self portrait!

Then I bust in all, "You all BETTER not be doing self portraits without me." I think I look like Mary Katharine Gallagher here.

More happy Oberon-time self portrait fun!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Box Kittters

The box from the fancy shoes that Yumi gave Ben for his birthday was sitting, open, on my couch this evening. Charlie got in one half and Emma got in the other and it was ENTIRELY TOO MUCH CUTENESS:

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bye Bye, Linda!

Linda is moving to Denver! She had some buddies over for a going-away shindig tonight. Linda broke her ankle, and then passed out from the pain and hit her face, so she has a wicked black eye. So I gave her a black-eyed unicorn pegasus!



Grahm, Aaron and Linda!

Good bye, Linda, and good luck!!!! I will miss you a lot!