Friday, September 5, 2008

Still engaged and (finally) legal!

Tuesday was the 1-year anniversary of this:
If I may say so myself, it was the best proposal ever.
Because of our 1-year engagement anniversary (who has those?) and my birthday, Matt took me to the Cliff House for dinner last weekend. It was delicious, the service was incredible, and I was thisclose to convincing Matt to order something other than steak.

After dinner, we went back to the Hendricks' to open my birthday presents. Matt gave me a couple new AIr Force shirts and the Jessica Simpson shoes I've been wanting for months (I was pretty excited, as you can probably tell).

My actual birthday was pretty anticlimatic, considering I turned 21 and don't drink. Although, I am pretty excited about the prospect of getting a horizontal driver's license (they're vertical in Utah until you're legal). My baby brothers, on the other hand, were extremely excited to celebrate another birthday (they don't care whose birthday it is as long as there are candles to blow out, cake to eat, and presents to open).

They are always in every single picture with me and are also responsible for my cake's design inspiration. When I turned 19, I got a dinosaur cake. This year they decided that I should have a flower cake since Matt sent me flowers. I was only a little disapointed I didn't get a pirate cake or something similar :-) They all helped me blow out the candles...

And open my presents:

But they called it quits when we turned on the Republican National Convention immediately afterward.
Go figure.


anoyce said...

Yeah! It sounds like you had a blast! Excellent! P.S. Those shoes are DANG cute!

Tom & Whitney said...

You guys are so cute- I'm super impressed with the one year engagement- you guys seem like you have a lot of fun with each other and really love one another. And happy birthday!!

Nate & Sarah said...

i'm glad you had a fun b-day with matt. i love the choice of shoes! and i like the cakes your brothers created...that's so fun!

Angie said...

you look absolutely gorgeous in your birthday pictures. it really shouldn't be allowed. ;) Also I have never heard your engagement story, I will have to hear it sometime. Looks romantic!

Mills Family said...

Happy belated birthday! Love, Lis

Matt & Chalyn Reed said...

Happy late Birthday. Last year for my 21st birthday we went to Brewvies it is a movie theather in down town salt lake. You have to be 21 because you can drink and watch the movie. I just really wanted to show that I was 21.