Friday, February 20, 2009

An Affair to Remember......



It was Mom's 60th b-day, so we had to come up with something good! Mindy, Terra, and I decided to do a 2 day event here in Utah. It started on Friday morning where the girls met at Kneader's for their famous French Toast. If you haven't had this yet, you are missing out. We then headed over to the Brickhouse Day Spa and had massage or a facial and then met in a room together to get our pedicures! It was heavenly. Then it was racing to get ready and meet all of the rest of the crew at the Salt Lake Temple. We took pictures in the Joseph Smith Building, and then went thru a session. It was so neat to have all of the family in the temple together. Next it was PF Chang's for dinner, and over to the Melting Pot for dessert. Everything was perfect and we were totally exhausted by the end of the night. We were supposed to go snomobiling the next morning, but everyone decided to sleep in. Saturday the boys went off to Ruth's Diner for creme brule and chocolate malt shakes while the girls went to work on turning Mindy's downstairs into a "tent". It turned out so beautiful, and we never would have gotten it done if Wendy had not been there to supervise! We had bought white t-shirts and printed words that were important in life and also described the person wearing it. Mindy had the girls from her ward come over to "take orders, and serve dinner" to everyone. We had Cafe Rio salads. Sooooo Gooood! Okay I have to give a huge shout out to Dippidee for the cake. It was amazing. Both to look at and to eat! We played a few games and then settled in for a slide show program that featured tons of pictures and the voice recordings of each person's special message for mom.  It was such a great weekend and I don't think it could have been anymore perfect.  Happy 60th Mom! Hope you loved it as much as we all did.

8 comments:

Angela said...

WOW! Somebody knows how to plan a party! That cake looks amazing! Your mom looks amazing! Everybody looks amazing! What a cool idea with the t-shirts too!

Mama said...

We are so bummed we could not be there! It looked like such a blast and you girls did such a great job as usual!! What a fun party! kp

Stephen and Effie said...

So much fun!!!!! I cannot believe Anne is 60. How great for you all to be together.

hebgengirl said...

You are so creative! I wish I had read this BEFORE my dad's 60th! I might have to steal some of these ideas for another bday. What a great celebration.

wessara said...

I am so glad it turned out AWESOME!! U guys did a great job!! I love the bangs too!! Very cute!!

chipster said...

i want everyone to know what a wonderful way it was to turn 60, it couldn't have been more perfect or more beautiful or more fun.. It was the perfect weekend, it was like getting a get out of jail free card for a mom. Your kids love you inspite of how you raised them, how cool is that. Thankyou sooo much I enjoyed it all.Love mom. chipster

chipster said...

i want everyone to know what a wonderful way it was to turn 60, it couldn't have been more perfect or more beautiful or more fun.. It was the perfect weekend, it was like getting a get out of jail free card for a mom. Your kids love you inspite of how you raised them, how cool is that. Thankyou sooo much I enjoyed it all.Love mom. chipster

Mindy said...

Ummm...there are few pics I would like to reserve the right of removal on!! Seriously...my face looks like the side of a barn!