This birthday started out with a wonderful dinner with my family that is here in AZ (Amber, Nic, and Gavin) and my good friend Curt and of course my best friend and husband. We went to Fajita's, one of my favorite restaurants here in Phoenix. Dinner was fun, then my sister surprised me and made me a cake! She made Italian cream cake from scratch! And it was delicious! And of course we had candy cane ice cream (it's been a tradition for as long as I can remember since candy cane ice cream only comes out in December).
This fun dinner happened on Thursday, when in fact my birthday was on Saturday; because Chase and I where leaving Friday to go to his parents house in Utah, we celebrated my b-day early....well, I was wrong. Turns out that Chase surprised me and we made a stop on our way to his parents house at the Grand Canyon for my birthday!!!!!!!!!! Ever since we moved to AZ, I have been telling Chase how bad I want to go see the Grand Canyon, and we never went, so he gave me an amazing surprise!!!! I loved it! It's breath taking, and the pictures don't do any justice to how beautiful it really is. We stayed at El Tovar, a small hotel built in 1905. It is absolutely beautiful, and right on the edge of the canyon. We where freezing because there was snow, but had SO much fun! If you go to El Tovar, make sure to eat at the restaurant there, some of the best food I have ever had!
Believe it or not, that is not the end of my birthday surprises. When we got to Chase's parents house on Saturday, they had cake and ice cream for me and gifts :) The funny thing is that Chase's mom bought an Italian cream cake, and candy cane ice cream. I thought that was so funny! And for my birthday, Chase's bro, Jesse and Chase gave me the best gift. I can eat chocolate! Let me explain; Chase, Jesse, and I started a bet back in April that they could not drink any caffeine and I could not eat any chocolate (because we each are addicted to those things). Well, the bet does not have an end date, and I kept begging the boys to let me out, and all they would do was make fun of me and tell me I could not do it- so of course I kept going. So, for my birthday they gave me Lindors truffles and Ghirardelli chocolate and told me that I was out of the bet. My birthday was great!