Saturday, December 27, 2008

The big 4-0

Guess who turned 40 on December 21? Our very own innocent little Drew. With help from friends and Drew's mom, I was able to plan a big surprise birthday weekend. We started out on Saturday, December 20 with a cross-country ski shush on fresh powder at a nearby golf course.This friendly lost dog, Fatty, tagged along with us for a while.

Then, Drew had a nice long massage at Massage Envy while I rushed home to secretly bake a cake. That night, to avoid the cake-smelling house, we stayed at Parish Place Bed and Breakfast located in Salt Lake City.

We stayed in the Enchantment Room. It was very comfortable and old-fashioned.
The next morning, our buddies Jim and Steve took Drew downhill skiing at Alta while I worked on decorating the cake and delivering it to the party location. We went out to dinner at the Dodo Restaurant; the whole time Drew was a little nervous and expectant. I think he knew something was up. After dinner we were to meet the Hales, the Wedges, and the Buzzards at Fiddler's Elbow for dessert and drinks. Little did he know, 30 of his friends would be waiting to cheer, "surprise!" when we walked through the door. We had a great turn out of biking and old-time friends and help from Kelsy blowing out the candles. Stories, toasts, baby pictures of Drew, and presents completed the evening.

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