Monday, December 7, 2009

My Favorite Things--Happy Birthday To Me!


So I'm 31.

And My Favorite Things party was a blast, once again. I'm telling you, guys--you should all do one. There is just nothing better than getting together with a bunch of girls to celebrate your favorite things. I even got to dance again--in fact, we all danced. It was wonderful. SOOOOO....in no particular order--here are my 31 favorite things: this year's family room tree, christmas decorating, ornaments, oreos, my flat iron, Christmas ribbon from Costco, costco rolls, Costco (in general), sharpie markers, my black cabinet, decorative hooks, peppers, the Beat It remix that Tim put on Brian's Ipod, While You Were Sleeping, pictures, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Airwick Harvest Spice or Apple Cinnamon Medley plug-in oil warmers (once again), Downy Simple Pleasures fabric softener (once again), sweats, turtlenecks, topiaries, yogurt covered pretzels, wooden spoons, my ceiling medallions, tree light remotes, tree watering pipe things (I'm not sure what they're called), the yellow book, writing my Christmas letter, my drill, overstock.com, 2% milk, and (for my video) the YouTube Best Wedding Entrance Ever video. If Brian and I have one of those weird things where you renew your vows, we are definitely doing a dance entrance like that at the reception.

And here is Brian's contribution to the party. This was a surprise for me. Notice the time period clothing? So funny...
video

12 comments:

Ryan & Brooke said...

Oh, Ann he must be one of your top favorite things after this presentation. He sure does love you. What a kick. Your party looked like it was so fun. I sure wish I could have been there. I loved seeing the little box I sent you on the ottoman in the girls picture. I felt like I was there in a small way.

Danalin said...

Brian, that song rocked. Good job! Ummm...I know you may have already explained, but just how do you execute this 'favorite things' party? I share a love of many of your favorite things. What a great tradition! Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Laura Hendricks said...

bbbaaaahahaha that video of brian is so hilar.
bummed that i wasn't at your party. i can agree with a lot of your favorite things...especially costco. john and i go there 4 times a week for lunch.(the samples-doh!) we have no shame. the sample ladies love us though..they ask me how hair is going for me and wish john luck with school. it's like we are long time friends it's pathetic

Kat and Charley said...

Ann, watching Brian sing that song made me realize how much he adores you. That was one of the coolest things ever. Way to go Brian!

Talltiffany said...

Dang...I wish I could go to one of those parties. So dang fun. LOVE Brians song. So funny!

McLeod Clan said...

The yellow book isn't the one from high school is it? And to Brian, I am so impressed and I loved it!! I love how much he loves you. It's the way it should be.

Rachel McEwen said...

happy birthday Ann!! That was great! What a sweet husband:)

Anonymous said...

I don't get to read your blog very often ....but I have to say that Brian made my day! What an awesome husband you have....Congrats on your new baby news. You are such a great family and I love watching your family grow. Hope your day was special Ann -
Lori Johnson

Rach said...

wow, that song was awesome.

Valerie said...

That is one dedicated husband. I forgot how funny he is. You're a lucky lady Ann. Great cute kids, a husband who will sing to you, Costco in your life... it doesn't get better than that. I'm excited for you that you had a great birthday party. It was also nice seeing you for 5 seconds in Vegas. You looked beautiful as ever. Age is doing you well! Love ya!

Diana said...

Brian's song gave me goose bumps, so creative and sweet. Now, that should be a YouTube moment. There's always so much fun going on at your house.

Stacy said...

Who knew my brother could sing so well! Glad you had fun on your birthday. Love you guys-