Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Big Birthday Surprise

I turned 23 this year...23 on the 23rd to be exact. I've been waiting to celebrate my Golden Birthday for quite some time, so this year I decided to extend the celebration to a whole week.

 To preface this story, I had been begging my sister Megan to come visit me for weeks. Towards the end of February she finally committed and forwarded me her flight itinerary. According to the email she was going to be here from April 6th to the 12th and I was so excited.

The best part of my birthday came late Tuesday night. Matt and I were watching a movie on our laptop in our bedroom about 10:30 when his phone rang. His dad was calling because a pipe had burst at their rental property, and he needed Matt's help to fix it. So Matt left a few minutes later, and I kept watching the movie. About an hour later, I heard the garage door and couldn't believe Matt was home that fast. He walked through the bedroom door, and I saw someone behind him, but I couldn't tell who it was because the light was off. Matt turned the light on and there was Megan. I was speechless, to say the least--speechless and confused--mostly because of that fake itinerary she sent me. It was pure genius!

She was here for 5 days, and we had a blast. I'd been planning things to do when she came in April, we just had to do them a little sooner.

We started off the day by having breakfast in a little diner we wanted to try in Tulsa. I went for a giant cinnamon roll (and a cup of fruit in my attempt to be healthy).

After breakfast we drove around and showed Megan some of what Tulsa has to offer (no pictures). And then that night we went to a Mexican restaurant, my pick, for dinner. We also had an ice cream cake, but no pictures of that either, sorry!

On Friday we went to Oklahoma City. Our first stop was Pop's on Historic Route 66. They have over 500 flavors of pop. Bad news when you are indecisive...so we chose 12 to sample.

We also visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the site of the terrorist bombing in 1995, and we hung out on the temple grounds for a while.

Other activities included pedicures, spending forever at Joann Fabrics, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory. When I type it all up like that, it sounds like we didn't do much, but in the end, we slept in, relaxed, and had a good time hanging out. Isn't that the best kind of vacation? Thanks for coming, Megan! We had a blast, and we can't wait for you to come back. Oh, and thanks for the best birthday surprise ever!


Elder Kundis said...

SOOOO FUN!!! I am jealous and am more determined than ever to get myself there sometime....ugh! Megan is an AWESOME sister...and clever! You, my sweetie, are BEAUTIFUL!! Colin and Matt aren't so bad either!! :)

Megan said...

Best birthday surprised ever!!! YES!!! I should win a prize for that or something ;)

Robert and Emily said...

That was such a fun post...and what a fun birthday week!!! I'm about to be 23 too! I've heard it's a good age :)

Linda said...

Jessica, Happy Birthday golden one!!
What a fun time for you. Loved the pictures. Little Colin is a cutie. Hope to see you if you ever come bace to SL.
Love you forever, Linda