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Pictures of a 28th birthday party

Hello, friends and followers! Hope you're all well! Yesterday I celebrated my 28th birthday with my family at my parents' house. My official birthday isn't until tomorrow, but this was the best time for us all to get together. As to be expected with my family, there was never a dull moment, and I feel safe to say it was one of the best birthday parties I've ever had. Instead of recapping everything like I would normally do, I'm going to try to share the story through pictures.

This is the Alpinzipfel (it's better if you say it with an angry German accent). This is my brother's new winter toy that he brought to the party. It's a bit erotic looking, isn't it?

This is me going for my first ride on the Alpinzipfel. :D Since our driveway is a quarter mile long (downhill), it makes for a perfect tobogganing track.

My second ride with added dramatics.

Dad and me on the GT snowracer.

Dramatic wipeout.

My brother getting "run over" by his fiancee's car while riding the Alpinzipfel.

After we were finished with the snow antics, we went indoors and had some snacks and played some Beatles Rock Band on my bro's X Box 360. Then we had dinner which consisted of Jeffrey's Special - named after my brother (it has corkscrew noodles, ground beef, onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomato sauce, and melted cheese all over top), my mom's famous Caesar salad, and garlic bread. Yummmmmmm.

Game time! As per our tradition, whenever we have any sort of celebratory family gathering, we always play Balderdash. My mom got all my favourite treats - cashews, sour keys, and peanut m&ms. I freaking love her.

Cake time! My mom made one of my absolute favourite desserts. It's called Peaches and Cream. It starts with a layer of graham cracker crust which she triples in thickness for me. Then a layer of cream cheese, a layer of custard, and a layer of peaches. Lather, rinse, and repeat, finishing off with a very thick layer of whipped cream. Guhhhh. It's heaven, my friends. Oh, and just ignore the '60' on the top. Someone forgot to get candles. :D

My bro gave me some new karaoke CDs for Christmas and he made the most hilarious card I've ever seen in my life. As soon as he emails me the picture file, I'll share it with you all. It must be shared. My grandparents gave me some amazing chocolates and some money. My parents are waiting until later today to give me my present. We all had tons of fun together - so much fun, in fact, that everyone crashed here for the night. Another awesome birthday for the books! :)


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Jan. 30th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had a great time! Happy birthday Jewels!
Jan. 30th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
We did! :) Thank you, Ninjew! *huggggs*
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Jan. 30th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
LOLOL! I will for you, and only you. ;) We had tons of fun! I highly recommend the cake. It's delicious!
Jan. 30th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday LB!

Looks like you had a great time. I really wanna go sledding in your driveway someday.

That cake does sound amazing. I love peaches.

I even know how to say it that in Japanese

I love peaches = Momo ga suki.
Jan. 30th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, LB! Hey, there's no time like the present. Get over here and go sledding with me! You better hurry before I eat the rest of the cake.

Bwah! Momo ga anata. :D
Jan. 30th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
Aww, so glad you had fun jewels! Your family seems super awesome!

Happy Birthday! <3
Jan. 30th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, wordy! My family is very entertaining, that's for sure. :)

*hugs* ♥
Jan. 30th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
That looks like fun! And that dessert sounds amaaaaaaaazzzzzzzing. Yum. (I love graham cracker crust, too, so I applaud the tripling of that part.)
Jan. 30th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
smrou! Hi! It was sooo fun! *bows* Thank you for appreciating my extreme graham cracker crust lust. :D This dessert is a must for fellow addicts.
Jan. 30th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
That looks like so much fun! And I am so jealous of all your snow! Your family is awesome and I'm so glad you got to have such a great birthday!
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can box some of the white stuff up and ship it to you. Or how about some marshmallows? Those are white and they travel well....

I happen to think my family is quite awesome too! Thanks so much, Pink! :)
Jan. 30th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Your actual birthday's on the 31st?! My lil nephew's is too! Well, he'll be three not two. You both always make me laugh!

Glad to see you had such a fun family gathering and Happy actual Birthday day for tomorrow!

BTW, I love both extra thick graham crackers crust and peanut M&M's! *high five*
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is the 31st! Tell your lil nephew he has the best birthday ever! Awww, I love making people laugh! :D

Thank you! *hugs*

*high fives* I think I'd be happy with a big bowl of graham cracker crust for dessert.

BTW, I'm using my 'Giddy Ellen' icon because you make me giddy.
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Someday I hope to toboggin or anything with a sled. Glad you ahd a great time. The food sounds yum. Happy Birthday!
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
Come on over and you can go tobogganing right now! :) I always talk about the food for you. Thanks, mamalu! You're the best!
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Sweetie. Glad you had a great day.
Jan. 30th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much, Belle! *huggggs* Can't wait to see you! :)
Jan. 30th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! They're awesome and so are you! *smooches*
Jan. 30th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
I always do! :D Awwww, shucks. You're pretty darn awesome yourself! Thanks, BB! *smooches back*
Jan. 30th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic weekend! It's only fitting for a celebration of Jewels! A veritable Jewels Jubilee as it were. Happy birthday, my Note! I love you so!
Jan. 30th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love you more, Bunny! You always make me laugh. Thank you so much!! *GIANT HUGS|*
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
so much fun! Hey, love your very colourful hoodie! Glad you had a great birthday weekend!
Jan. 31st, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Hee! I think you've seen that hoodie before, haven't you? ;) Thanks so much, Iwanna! You'll have to come to the next one!
Feb. 5th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I am behind on EVERYTHING. Including wishing you a happy birthday which is INEXCUSABLE. I shall make it up to you. Possibly with Smut...

Anyway, looks like you had a BLAST at your birthday party. I love that your family celebrates in such an awesome way. Your family ROCKS. Really. And your mum - the sour keys, M&M's et all. Honestly. SO FANTASTIC!

I hope the actual day of your birthday was just as amazing!

*massive hugs*
Feb. 5th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Awww, it's totally okay, Squiddy! Whoa. Smut??? Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! There's the magic word! :D

Yes, we all had so much fun at my birthday party! My family DOES rock! Mom always knows my favourite goodies. :)

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