Monday, May 4, 2015

40. the big one + other random things

this has become one of my favorite morning smoothies variations: strawberries, frozen raspberries, blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, half avocado, 1 scoop vegan protein powder topped with a handful of simply elizabeth and some unsweetened coconut.

gus was so, so sick last week. sick enough that o had to stay home with him one day and i had to stay with him the next. but, he is on the mend thank goodness.

o and i went out with our friends to dinner at cafe med and then to see the new avengers movie on friday night. both were fantastic, however something i ate did not make my insides happy. the danger of eating out for me. it made for a rough night and a rough race start...
vic and i ran this race saturday morning in corner canyon. i finished 3rd in my division. i was having a hard time not loosing breakfast for the first 3 miles of the race, but then things settled down and i was able to make up some time on the next 3.6 miles. talk about negative splits. still well behind those first two women though. it was super fun anyway. racing on trails always is. we went for brunch at cafe niche afterward. man, that place is so good. 

then i headed home to finish preparing for o's surprise 40th birthday party! he was over at his dad's house helping his brothers put a new roof on. lehua helped me set up tables and chairs down my driveway and we put table cloths and candles on them. we had one table by the front steps for the cakes and chips and salsa and some big containers to fill with ice and piles of sodas and other drinks. i had black happy 40th birthday balloons tied to everything and a sign stuck in the front lawn. i hired tacos don rafa to cater and they did not disappoint! they parked the taco cart right up against the curb in front of the house. they did carnitas, chicken and beef with all of the fresh fixings. people could just go up and order their tacos as they pleased for 2 hours. everyone was raving about those tacos!  

i brought owen out once everyone was there and things were all setup. i made him wear a badge/ribbon as the guest of honor. his dad and all of his brothers and their families came, along with all of our neighbors and a few friends. my neighbor, melinda, made an indestructible pinata that the kids and o had fun beating to death. we made him blow out candles. a lot of candles. 

most of our neighbors stayed out with us and we moved to our back porch and played some serious games of corn hole until almost midnight. it was awesome. o was a happy man!  

his actual birthday was yesterday and he was pretty tired. we ditched church and i made him his favorite breakfast. german pancake. he napped, watched some movies and played basket ball with all the neighbor hood kids and we went for a walk after it rained. i finished cleaning up the aftermath and made his favorite pork roast and mashed potato dinner with all the fixings and we ate on the back patio with our neighbors.

i am super bummed i didn't really get any pictures of the party. the tacos, the taco truck, all of our favorite people, the decorations... i was busy trying to be hostess;) i should have asked someone to make sure and get photos. thank goodness lehua got one of him blowing out his candles!

kimberly felt really bad she couldn't make it. she just loves owen. but, she had a good reason. she went out on her first date! the boy she has had a crush on asked her out and she was ecstatic! i can't wait to hear all about it.

have a happy week!




  1. It sounds so cool! I really wish I could have been there! And I really wish you had gotten a ton more pictures, I am surprised that you didn't but being a party hostess is a big job.

  2. What an awesome way to help Owen celebrate turning 40! Very nice Cyrie