Monday, January 5, 2009


Where to begin!! I had the best birthday ever this year! I turned 30 years old (gulp) on the 27th of December and it was a blast. Here's what happened:

  1. December 26th, Ben and I head to Vegas to see the Cirque de Soliel show, Love. Incredible! Bill and Christy watched Teddy for us back in Irvine, we spent the night at Aunt Wendy's house (thanks again Wendy!) (so fun to stay up late and talk D&D, what crazy kids we are!)

  2. December 27th, we go shopping!! After a couple hours at the outlets, we went and saw Valkyrie. I knew we were going to stay in a hotel that night, but Ben wanted to surpise me with what hotel. So after the movie we went to check in at our hotel, The Westin. There I was just warming up my tootsies (so cold in Vegas!)...when this happened:

To my wonderful husband--the thought you put into this really humbles me. I love you so much, thank you for making my birthday so special. I hope I'm worthy of you someday! Thanks for loving me, especially when I am less than what I should be. I love you more and more each day!

To Amy, Alex, Evan, Juniper and Sean--thank you so much for coming! As if coming from PA isn't enough, you drove to Vegas too?! Thank you so much, it was soo good to see you guys. I love you all! PS I LOVE Teddy's picture, it's my most favorite thing that I ever recieved.

To Will, Katie, Jax, McArthur and Easton--Will & Katie thank you so much for letting us stay with you in St. George and for feeding and hosting us!! You guys are always so generous and amazing. Will, you're the best big brother in the world. Katie I love you to death! Jax-I wish I could have seen you, hope you like your present! McArthur and Easton--I love you both!

To Katie and Troy--Thank you so much for coming!! It was so fun to hang out with you, I'm sorry you were sicky Katie, I'm just glad I got to see you at all! Troy, you are the man! I miss you guys so much! I will never forget our romantic gondola ride or our 7 hour trip to the hottest distribution center on the planet. PS Teddy LOVES his cars!!
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To John and Bonnie--Thank you guys so much for coming and for lending your wheels to Amy & Alex. I will always treasure the memory of my princess balloon and birthday cake. You guys are awesome! John, I'm always 10 times happier with you around. Bon, I had so much fun hanging out with you, I love ya! I can't wait to see you guys again soon.

Thanks again everybody!!! Thanks again Bill & Christy for watching Teddy and for your continuing love and support.


carrie said...

Happy Birthday my friend. What a nice husband!

Kaye said...

Sounds like fun...I'm so glad you had a fun lunch with the girls is not as fancy, but we're still going to make you go out with us!!!

Team Hillman said...

Ok, I am not going to lie to you, the video totally made me cry. I love that Ben and your family suprised you. Happy Birthday my friend!! I am going to be in LA at the end of March, we should see if we can get together.

The Riley's said...

Heidi, you are the best!! I just love ya!! I too want to say thanks to Benny Boy! Not only are you an awesome husband to my sister, your are so fun to have as a brother-in-law and a great father. Ben was so anxious to get back and see Teddy--very cute. Love both of you and wish you werent so far away! Thanks for everything I had so much freakin fun. Give Teddy a hug from us.

Audra Bollard said...

I'm SO glad you got that on video! A wonderful birthday for a wonderful girl. Good job Ben!

Crystal said...

love this! You made me cry--look at how loved you are!! Happy b-day it looks like it was AWESOME!

p.s. love the new picture on your anniversary post--what a great lookin' group!

I'm trying to not get jealous that ALL the Barretts were in St. George literally 40 minutes away from me and I had no idea--trying not to be jealous...CRAP I am jealous, sorry it just happened!

Amber said...

I might of cried a little when your crew came in! How sweet is your man! 30 is wonderful, welcome, my friend. I love you and hope its the best of many to come, you deserve it.

wendybird said...

Happy Birthday Heidi!