Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Nate!! Have a tornado!

Happy Birthday, Nate! Big 25...he is feeling really old :)
Let me begin by prefacing Nate's birthday history; he hates his birthday. When I met him, he told me he had never had a good birthday and he would rather pretend like it didn't exist. So of course I have taken it upon myself for the last several years to make sure he always has an awesome day.Birthday #25 began with blueberry pancakes delivered to his bed with OJ, and presents waiting for him on the floor. I did not pack any wrapping paper and was not about to go buy some, cause I will not pack it home. So garbage bags worked nicely.

I had all of these things planned for the day, and needed to pick up a few items before he got home from work. So I worked through my lunch to leave early. Just as I was gathering my things, I looked out the window and it was pitch black. Mind you, it's about 3pm and I can't see outside. Next, the brightest lightning and loudest thunder came accompianed by pouring rain and monstrous wind. The topic of conversation at work that day was how there are always tornado warnings around here and how they never mean anything. So I called my boss to ask her if I was in a tornado. LONG story short, I ended up in the bathroom at work for about half hour because it was the only place with no windows and I was all by myself. I was not trained to deal with tornadoes in Utah! It was so crazy how loud the storm was; I was completely freaking out! (Don't worry, Mom I was safer that safe.) The tornado hit in the town next to us, but just caused a lot of wind damage here. Power was out basically everywhere (except for my work, however that happend!) and a lot of the street lights are still down. As you can imagine, this caused chaos because it was already rush hour, now everyone is wanting to try to go home because of the storm, and street lights aren't working. Needless to say, thsi ruined a lot of my plans to have things ready before Nate got home from work. Anyways, everything is fine and here are his presents.

A really cool card from Grandma Betty and Pop that said "Hope your birthday is out of this world"
A Ronnie Price t-shirt, Nate's fave Jazz man, they just don't make his jersey yet, so he had to get a shirt.
But he did get a Millsap jersey! He seemed pretty excited.

And of course it wouldn't be a Nate celebration if there wasn't a Wii present. He got the new MarioKart that you play with a steering wheel like you are really driving.


Nate chose Five Guys to go out to eat, so we made our way over there, enjoyed another spectacular burger, and got home just in time for another storm. We hadn't been inside for 2 minutes and another tornado warning came. This one wasn't anything like earlier today; it was basically just a severe thunderstorm. This new tornado was south of us about an hour tonight. It's still raining, but the sun is out; atleast it's cooling things off. I'm already dying with the humidity; I feel like I can't breathe and it's only the beginning of June. Well, we sure hope that this is not normal weather for Virginia, because if it is, I think my mom is going make me quit Virginia and come home! ;)

We had Snicker's ice cream cake for birthday treat dessert and Nate blew out 7 candles, cause 2 + 5 =7 and I didn't have 25 candles. We are going to end his day watching the new movie he got today, The Cowboys with John Wayne. This will be the only day I ever eatch this show and I'm only doing it for his birthday. Well, as Nate says, something has to happen on his birthday; so besides this whole tornado ordeal, we think it's been a pretty good day for him. The tv just said there are supposed to be more storms all daya tomorrow...oh I'm already sick of this.

LOVE YOU NATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday Nate!! Hope that it was great!!! I would call right now but you may already be asleep.

deidra said...

Yeah, it's like this all summer. And it gets worse. Just think-- you never need to use lotion!

Kylie said...

Sarah you are awesome! I sure hope Nate's changed his views of birthdays.

Zack and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Nate!!! We were going to get you a grenade when we were at Smith & Edward's with the Banburys and mail it but we forgot.. Sorry, it's the thought that counts right? Well looks like it was an eventful day! Next time you should get wii fit! I want to try that so bad! Anyway, miss you guys!

Megan Dinsdale said...

Happy 25th birthday - I think it is the best year....even though I have only been enjoying it for a month and a half now. Man! I am so glad Utah does not have tornados! I would have freaked. Where are you working now? I hope their bathroom is better than the one at Curves or that would have been the longest storm EVER! ANd I could really go for some blueberry pancakes...do you deliver?

Mare and Rob said...

So I take it your mom knows now:) I was about to come and get you! Scary!!! And Nate you should have taken full advantage of Sara on your Birthday. You could've made her watch hours and hours of THE SIMPSONS!! da da da dada (that's the theme music to it) Anyways, hopefully no more tornados or I bet your mom really will make you come home. (which is fine with me)

hilary said...

scary you were all alone at work! glad you're ok! you are such a sweet wife, what a good birthday! (despite the tornado!)

Steph and Brady said...

What a sweet wife you are! Hope he ended up having a good one!

Carly said...

hey sara- this is carly allen. i went blog hopping today and was excited to see your cute blog! since you're not in logan for the summer i probably won't run in to you like i used to. . . but i hope everything is going well for you and your hubby. i'd love to add you to my blog so we can keep in touch!

Brewers Fan #3 said...

I am intrigued by your blog. My wife and I are also a "Nate and Sara" couple. It sounds like we have alot in common, except we're older. We were married in 2001. We too are living happily ever after. I love the title, "The Nate and Sara Project". That's great.