Sunday, August 3, 2008

yesterday was my big 30th birthday!

and can we talk about how perfect it was?

i didn't sleep too well the next before, i had had words with a dear and best friend and was anxious all night. then i was worried that i was going to sleep in too late, so needless to say, when 7 am hit, i finally fell asleep. :)

ann marie came into my room at 9:00 am and invited me to get a pedicure (she had already invited me the day before, but it was a loving way to say, "get up and let's go!!"). she was dressed and ready and i jumped up to shower!!

a number of people called to say and sing "happy birthday!", one of my bosses in particular called. my bosses take the month of july off and so i haven't seen here for quite awhile. i have missed her. and she said that she missed me and had been waiting to get to call! now, that is something that may not sound so extra special, but that's what makes this woman incredible. i know that she is sincere in saying it. she has a love for people and a desire to lift and care for their hearts that i have never seen in any other person. she is sooo much of what i want to become. i am not good at remembering birthdays - as kelly stoddard is a witness to :( - but this boss of mine reminded me why i want and need to be so much better. she and i talked and talked and she felt bad that she was holding up the park city trip that ann marie and i were heading to (park city was planned for after the pedicure and breakfast), but it was a highlight of my day to chat with her!!

after changing my outfit 3 times - the shirts just weren't working - we were off!!

i had been asked to teach the Sunday School lesson for Sunday. our ward was split into 4 smaller wards and only a few callings have been made, so i got to be a fill-in. as we were pampered, i prepared my thoughts about Alma 40 - 42: The Spirit World. i was taught and filled with neat thoughts. i love those moments!! AND i have the funnest color - "sunset over the grand canyon" on my toes (ann marie had discovered it her last pedicure and let me steal it this time!! - "that's what friends are for" seems to be the appropriate song in my head!).

by the time we left the nail place, we were starving! it was noon and we hadn't eaten. i really wanted to go to ruth's diner. we drove up past Hogle Zoo and found out that the wait was 3540 minutes! that was NOT going to work.

so we went back down that canyon and stopped at wendy's for jr. bacon cheeseburgers and the new strawberry frosties! these were eaten en route to park city! we got off the exit and realized that everyone and their dog had gone to the outlets! the traffic was insane. the original goal was to head to main street for a art festival!! but we felt it would be more logical to swing into the outlets to look at clothes for a friend - a guy from work whom we think the world of is single and has lost quite a bit of weight. we all know that this means . . . shopping!! i convinced him that i was a master bargain shopper and that we needed to get him some new clothes to match and fit his new shape, so the goal was to make an initial over-view so that his time needing to be in the store was as short as possible! :)

we found some great things that he and i will run up tomorrow to check out, and since GAP is just around the corner, ann marie decided we had better just peek ;-) it was successful peeking and purchasing! then, ann taylor is just around the next corner, so we proceeded with caution and again had successful peeking. at this point we felt we better be done!

we attempted getting out over to main street, but since it took us half an hour to get to the lights, we decided to just head back to salt lake and try ruth's again - no stresses, they serve breakfast until 4 pm!! :)

we both got peaches and cream pancakes - yum! but tragically we were still full from our wendy's run and couldn't fully enjoy the divinity we call ruth's. we'll just have to go again . . . twist my arm!

then it was home for naps! :)

two hours later, i was on my way to alpine for a bbq of grilled chicken and salad and veggies and marie calendar's fresh strawberry pie!! since i am having the b-day party of all b-day parties, i told mom that i didn't want any gifts. she doesn't listen. she lovingly had gotten me: aquafina water, a red leather "in" box for work and matching pen container, SMALL black purse - she thinks the "carry-on" size purses i use will break my back someday . . . hmmm, fabulous new pens, and some cash!!! becca stitched me the most incredible black shirt ever!! she is adding a quote to the back and then i'll take a picture. i'm planning on wearing it for the party!

i went to work making a plan of salvation visual with water colors and finally headed to salt lake at midnight. when i got home, i started listing the 30 wishes i have for this year. i left it in salt lake, so i'll have to update this post tomorrow!

thus we see, this is what a truly perfect day looks like in the life of emily snyder! :)
thanks to all the facebook shout-outs that made yesterday even sweeter!! life is good. very, very good!


Katie said...

HAPPY DAY YESTERDAY! Sorry I'm not such a good friend, and didn't call you! Love ya!

melimba said...

hey! i had never heard the play by play! sounds like fun! and i'm glad you tested out the new strawberry frosty situation at wendy's. is it good? i didn't hear a lousy report, so I am assuming yes? :)

i love you. glad that the day/weekend was a success!

and uh, what are those old pictures about? who is in them? and huh?

love you!

Heather's Fave Books said...

Happy B-DAY...Wow you and Jon are 30 this year..I have stayed a young 25 :)

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, dear!

Let's be honest, I'm just glad that we're in touch again! I'll work on timely birthday wishes next year.

Love you!

PS: love Ruth's Diner. :)