Sunday, June 29, 2008

surprise!!! chardie is 23!!!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.... The Chard had his 23rd birthday yesterday, so I decided to throw him a little surprise bash with some of our friends!!  He started to piece things together the morning of, but I still think we did a pretty good job of surprising him!!!  We had a bring your own meat BBQ, fruit and veggie platters, chips and dip, drinks, and a chocolate satin pie!! Yum yum!!

They birthday boy.  We got him right after he got back from a day at Raging Waters!

I decided about an hour before the party that I needed something festive to wear, so I made an "I heart Chardie" shirt!

Amanda and Laura.  We all grew up together in Pasadena-- Amanda happens to live about 3 minutes away from us in Bountiful, so we get together all the time!! (Mainly for our LOST parties!) After knowing each other for our entire lives, Laura looked through some of her genealogy a few years ago and discovered that she and Rich are distant cousins!!  She's in Logan now, and we are so happy she was able to come down to celebrate with us!!

Marc and Jamie work at LifeLine with Chardie.  I think they got a little confused when Rich said "cheese" and heard "sleep!" Or maybe they are doing their best Ray Charles impressions....? They're getting married in August, and we are so sad we will miss their wedding, but we'll be in HAWAII!!  

Dave works at LifeLine too!  He and Rich are super into anything Apple!!! I just met his wife Amy a few months ago at our first date with all the LifeLine married couples!  Dave and Chardie always tease us because we have recently decided that we are soul mates! (That's Aubree, their super cute one year old!)

We set up my SingStar game, and Kempton and Jenny were going to town!!!  It was hilarious! I think they were singing "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal. Haha! We met Kempton and Jenny our freshman year when they first started dating!! Now, 5 years later we all ended up married!! They drove up from Provo with their adorable 4 (almost 5) month old Caydon, but he was sleeping in a back bedroom when the camera was out... They're the ones we're going to Hawaii with!!

Here's a shot of some of the group in the living room.  We haven't put our couches back since we did the floor, so we just borrowed chairs from LifeLine!

Miss Aubree.  This girl cracks me up.  She came to the party wearing her black bracelets, and managed to get Amanda to loan her some pearls to complete the look!  She loved all the music, and had the cutest dance moves ever!!

The birthday pie.  Those must have been the fastest melting candles in the world, because once we lit them they started dripping like crazy!  We ended up scraping the top layer off the pie, but it still tasted good!  

Happy 23rd Birthday Chardie!!!!!!  


Jenny said...

Yay for updating your blog! Your layout is SO cute! I love all the pics too. I need to put a ticker on my blog of our countdown to Hawaii!! YAY!

virginia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Gosh, I miss you guys so much. Love the new blog layout, very cool. Let's talk soon, Lexi! <3 from California, Virg