4.11.2010

Oby's Birthday Weekend!

Oby's birthday is April 11th (today), but we kind of celebrated from Thursday on. We kicked things off with a fun family night to The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. To anyone in the Davis County area.... you've got to check this place out! It was less than a 5 minute drive from our house... it was free and VERY cool! There's a nice mile-long boardwalk through this nature preserve, with birds galore.... There are observatory towers and mountain views in every direction! I can't believe we've never been there before!....






Friday night we decided to give The Office a chance. Everyone I know thinks the show is hilarious, and well, I know this is blasphemy to most people, but..... I don't like it! I've caught an episode here and there and haven't thought it was funny at all. (gasp!) I know, I know... So I thought, well maybe if we start from the beginning, I'll get the characters better and the show will be more funny. So we started with the pilot and watched through the 2nd season....


Sadly, I'm still not sold on it. There are funny parts, but truly there are much funnier shows out there! I've decided to give it through season 3, though. Oby likes it a little more than I do, but feels kinda the same as me.... We are left scratching our heads thinking, 'Why does everyone like this show so much?'

Saturday the sun decided to come for a visit, so we got to work on the yard! Okay, Oby worked on the yard while Chloe and I observed, but everyone needs a cheerleader, right?....


He made lots of headway and prep work so we can really get going on things the next few weeks. It made me so happy and I kept singing, "She thinks my tractor's sexy.... It really turns her on!" 'cause seriously it is sexy - am I right, ladies? ;)



That night my parents watched Chloe so Oby and I could go out on a date. It was such a nice date! In my opinion, all great dates should start out with all-you-can-eat sushi! Again, to all the Davis County-ers, you've gotta check out Sushi Ya. It just opened. It has all you can eat sushi - $13 for lunch and $18 for dinner. I thought for that price it would be sub-par, but seriously it was FAB!....


We saw Ghost Writer with Ewan & Pierce - two of my favs! It was a tad slow, but I really liked it!....



Today was Oby's actual birthday, so it of course started out with presents!....


After present-opening, we all went to church. Oh my goodness the funniest thing happened. I had been asked to give the closing prayer in sacrament meeting. No big deal. Well about half way through the meeting, Chloe got fussy so I took her out to the hall. Even though there are speakers out there, I ended up chatting with some other ladies about the playground and a few events we have coming up. All of a sudden, Oby comes running out and says, "Tara, did you remember you were going to say the prayer?" I literally threw Chloe into his arms, ran back into the chapel with a bottle in one hand and a blanket in the other. The entire room had an awkward tension to it because everyone was waiting for me! The bishop was trying not to giggle as I handed him the bottle and blanket so I could give a proper prayer. LOL! It was hilarious and so embarrassing!

Afterward, we went for a beautiful scenic drive. I thought I was okay just having a small snack before we left, but midway through the drive I informed Oby that I HAD to eat as soon as possible. We ended up stopping at this dive of a restaurant in Ogden canyon, The Oaks. We were just crossing our fingers that the food would be edible. Not only did the food impress, but there was also live music - my favorite thing ever! AND just as a bonus, the band was seriously so awesome! They were soul/acoustic/classic rock/bluegrass. Wow, that seems like a bizarre genre, but they worked it out! The restaurant was tiny so it felt like a personal little concert. They fell in LOVE with Chloe and even dedicated a song to her!.... "Here Comes the Sun." She LOVED it, was kicking and squealing every second! The harmonica player had tears in his eyes watching her. It was so sweet :) We loved them so much that we found out where/when they play and we're planning on checking them out some more!

I hope Oby had a wonderful birthday. It's hard to truly celebrate the life of someone you love so much and let them know just how grateful you are for them. He truly is my perfect match and best friend! I love ya, Oby! Here's to many many more years!

12 comments:

April said...

What a fun celebration! Happy birthday!

The Pachuilo Family said...

Happy Birthday OBY!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Becky said...

I LOVE the Office...but it's definitely one of those shows that you either love or don't. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your man. :) Sounds like it was a great weekend.

jennohara said...

Happy Birthday Oby! Sounds like a great weekend! I agree with the sexy tractor. :)
Hopefully you don't forget about your prayer next time. LOL Cute story!!

Jeri Dawn said...

Okay, so you're not prego are you? Just curious with the food urgency :).

Nana said...

What a great couple of days!!

Shelly said...

Happy birthday, Oby! That sounds like such a wonderful birthday weekend. I think a hubby who is working on his home/car and gets all sweaty is....oh yeah.

And I can absolutely see you throwing Chloe, the blankie and bottle to say the prayer. So funny!

jocalyn said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Happy Birthday Oby.

And by the way...I fell in love with my husband the first time I saw him on a big green tractor! Oh, and he was chewing on a piece of hay! (Oklahoma boy)

And the pictures of Chloe on the last post are absolutely stunning. We're totally copying your style the next time Kendall gets pictures done :) We do that a lot with you guys!!

Heatherlyn said...

I am such the yard-work cheerleader!

Happy Birthday Oby!

Mrs. Bennett said...

Husbands are the best. Sounds like you have a great one too! What a fun birthday.

Celine said...

Happy birthday Obi!!

haggardmom said...

You might try the original British version of 'The Office'. I think it's funnier.

Sounds like a good birthday time was had!