"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Sunday, March 9, 2008

LEAPING it up...


What could be better than celebrating your birthday with your dad...let alone on Leap Year...something special we have always shared...I luv you dad.



*In years past, the newspaper would always come over and interview us for a story for the paper...we always joked it was our 15 minutes of fame...probably less than 15 minutes because of my hair-do's...yikers on those bangs! Anyhoo, here is our 15 minutes of fame for this year..click here


This year for my 7th birthday...Cam surprised me with a trip home to UTAH to see our families...I was so excited because I have never spent one of my Leap Year birthday's away from my dad...it was a surprise to my dad too!




THE BEST teammates a girl could ask for (wish you could have been here AMY!). Not only was my trip to UT a surprise but my sisters, mom, & Cameron planned a surprise party for me & my dad. I hate surprises so I was pressuring them on what we were doing for the day and they led me to believe we were having a fancy catered dinner. So since Cameron had packed for me (scary, I know) I went and got a cute new outfit and was all excited for the evening. Needless to say, my sister Jessica picked me and dad up from the movie theatre...blindfolded us...then brought us into a room at one of the local churches and had us put on our LEAP YEAR LEGENDS uniforms (Cam had specially made jersey tops!)...we could hear cheering and music in the background. She led us out to the hall and opened the door to the gym and we ran through a banner to music and Cameron announcing the stars of the night! It was so much fun to see friends and family there...we had an awesome night! It was a basketball theme...with "Concessions" (pretzels with cheese, pizza, popcorn, soda, bubble gum, etc)...we played fun hoops games like knock-out...they had the Wii set-up on the stage for everyone to play...phenomenal decorations / sweet banners...they pulled out all the stops...it was a birthday that will go down in history for me...thanks so much you guys, I luv you.


Nurse Jamie...it was so great to see you, luv ya girl! Rion & Lindsay...what a cute couple, who set you up again...you got married, now you have two cute little boys?!? (oh yeah, that was me!)


The Idaho Kesler Krew...thanx for making the trip you guys!!!


Chad in his legit uni...Kim 2 weeks post baby...Brad & Meg ...luved the "bling-bling" necklace and fake tattoo...would expect nothing less!


Erin & Spencer...old school ballers...luv you guys, Parker is legit!





Luv the banners Em! So fun to see the Christiansen crew (Shelli, McKay, Alex, Brynn, Sadie!)! Ballers that think they are hard core...Scotty Dogg, Matty, Chris! Always luving my nieces & nephews!




Props on the sweet cake, phenomenal announcer, and mom always in charge of giving T's!


My favorite gifts! Luv you Lucy & Vanny...Cam you rock, it was tight babe!

25 comments:

Tatum said...

That is Awesome! What a fun birthday! How come I had no clue your Birthday was on Leap year. Happy Brithday! Now when it's not leap year what day do you celebrate it on. The 28th or the 1st?

Tia J said...

Happy Late Birthday!!! What a great hisband you have, a fabulous surprise, and a fun party!!! Loved the pictures!!

The Brown's said...

Cami Happy Birthday! We are so glad that you all had a great time. I have been waiting to see some fun photos. Josh and I were so sorry that we couldn't make it but we thought about you all day!

hEiDi & bRaNdOn said...

Such great pics chica! How rad is that, you have the best hubby eva! Glad you had such a great surprise and good birthday! Love ya girl!
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Kami Banks said...

What an awesome birthday. That was so awesome that Cameron planned all of that. It looks like everyone had a blast. Love the other Kami

Humphries said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday! You have a great husband. I loved the pics they are so cute!

Barlow's have blogged said...

Looks like fun and so YOU, and your dad apparently! Thanks for sharing!

Jonathan & Rachel said...

Oh wow!! What an amazing birthday-you are very loved!!! Happy, happy birthday-what a fun story to read about!!

Steph y John said...

You have the coolest husband ever!! That is a fantastic birthday gift! And way to go last night!

go mom go said...

What a fun birthday. You'll have to check out my blog to find out what I got for my birthday, one day after yours. www.itsacircusaroundhere.blogspot.com. Never mind, just guess. Did you guess nothing? Yep, your absolutely right! Ha Ha! I'm glad you had a good one.
Angela Nelson

Megs said...

This sounds amazing. It was fun to see some familiar faces in those pictures. Happy Birthday!!

sillyhaywardfamily said...

Seriously that is the cutest idea!!!! Your fam pulled out all the cards for that one!!! How fun!!!! And guess what one more leap year then you can offically be baptized!!!

BOWDENS said...

Now that is a party!! Props to Cameron for a great birthday surprise!! How cool that you share it with your dad! I loved all the pictures, especially the ones when you are young!!

Ty and Annie Tanner family said...

Looks like you had a blast! Sorry we missed it...extended Tanner issues....we sure love you and are so glad you had such a great day!

Misty K said...

I am glad to see you finally got some pics up!! I have been looking to steal a pic off yours to put on mine.. You were a little slow;) I am glad we got to see you even for the short time we love ya xoxox

Angie said...

i heard all about it. that's so awesome. i love your family. they are so classic. and i especially love your bangs in those pictures.

MerileeCOashtons said...

LOL! How cool is that, you get covered in the press for having a birthday! Looked awesome, I'm glad you got to go! Happy Late Bday! :)

Btw, I just got my own blog, not that it is very exciting.

coloradoashtons.blogspot.com

*hugs*

Merilee

trista said...

So fun Cami, I think it sounds amazing!!!

Tracie said...

Seriously, is there anyone more popular than you!?! What a great time, Cam. You seemed to have married one of the most fabulous guys on the planet. You deserve each other:)

elizabeth said...

Hi cami,
Camille's blog isn't private anymore. She laughed when I told her what you commented to me.

:)

You look great!!
:)
Liz

camille said...

lam BACKkkk
I want to cry
We were coming but I got so sick
Darn It looked so fun
I will have to wait how many more years?

The Bakers said...

CAMILLE!??! I'm totall blog stalking, but I saw you on the reunion website and had to say hi! HI!! Holy cow, so good to see so many people from FOREVER AGO!

Jenny Mathews said...

Oh my goodness! That is so fun and that party looked like ya'll were havin' way too much fun ;) Happy birthday! (like a month late :( )

The Bakers said...

Yes, it's no wonder that picture of you and your dad looked so familiar, your uncle Bob looks so much like him! That's so cool! I'll have to tell him I know you from way back when! And I may have forgotten to mention that you haven't changed a bit! And what a beeeautiful family you have!

Lindsay Sundloff said...

Cami,
Thanks for leaving me a comment. Austin is doing a ton better. I love the posts keep it up. Talk to you soon.
Lindsay