Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quarter of a Century!

Yes it is true! I am now a quarter of a century old! How depressing!! Not really... actually I had a wonderful birthday! :)

Thursday night my two wonderful girl friends, Alex and Kelly, took me out to dinner at a romantic location and then to one of my favorite movies, Chocolat, which was playing at this adorable outdoor theater in Hillcrest. We had so much fun! Thanks you Hood RATS! :)

On Friday Ryan treated us all to lunch at Panera and then cupcakes from the best bakery around. The bakery is called Elizabethan Desserts. If you have not been there I would HIGHLY suggest giving it a try. Their Diggity Dang and Grasshopper cupcakes is heavenly!

When I got home from work Dustin had all my presents wrapped and set out under our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Why were they under our Charlie Brown Christmas tree you might ask? Well, a few days before my birthday Dustin asked me if I wanted to open the present my mom had sent me. I said, "No, they all have to be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree and opened on the actual day or it is not as fun." I didn't actually mean I wanted my presents under a Christmas tree, but being the adorable person he is, he dug our little Christmas tree out of the garage and had my presents under it waiting for me when I got home.

My mom spoiled me and got me the most beautiful shoes from Anne Taylor. I recently was called as my ward's Primary President and she told me that I needed to look the part. Thanks Mama! :)

Lately I have also been feeling very homesick for Colorado since fall is coming so Dustin got me all kinds of fall smelling candles so that I can make my home smell like I am "home" in Colorado.

After we opened presents Dustin took me to a romantic dinner at Poseidon in Del Mar. It was the most perfect setting ever and the food was amazing!

Thanks Dusty! You made my birthday so wonderful!!

I love you!



Jeff and Carly said...

Wow, your house is beautiful! I can't wait to see it! And good luck with primary. That is a huge job. Jeff's sister is Primary President in her ward and she is always doing something or other for it. Happy birthday!

Bethany said...

cutest birthday ever! happy b-day ashley!

Celine & Cameron said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Kathleen said...

Oooo! They are cute shoes! Merry Birthday!

Carolyn said...

happy birthday! i am homesick for colorado too... fall? winter? where have you gone? your pictures are oh so cute

The Smaellies said...

Dustin is so thoughtful! I am glad it was such a great day! I miss you!

Carolyn said...

ya, i live right across from foodland in the big red brick house. its way nice :) where did you live? do you still have friends out here?

i am not sure if i can make it home for christmas. i hope so... and if i do, we must get together with all who is in town for a reunion. that is a great idea!!

Bryce and Katie said...

Happy late birthday Ash! Your husband is a sweetie for doing that for you :) By the way, you have a super nice/cute house! Score for you.

Kyle and Whitney said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, Primary President, you go girl!

ERK and MRK said...

Happy belated b-day, looks like a terrific day!