Monday, January 30, 2012

Misty's 32nd Birthday

32 Reasons to Love Misty
1. Absolutely HILARIOUS!! Literally I get an ab work out when we get going on something funny!! 

2. She's the MOST organized person I know, I aspire to be 1/4 as organized as her. 

3. She's is so thoughtful!! She thinks of things I could never even think about, so detailed in her actions! 

4. She is definitely the most ambitious person I know. When she has a goal, you bet your fanny she's gonna obtain it!! 

5. She also obsessed with goals, she always has something brewing that she's working on. 

6. She's a CLEAN freak!! Cleanest person I know hands down. 

7. She's amazingly smart, and constantly doubts her spelling ability. She can work computer programs like no other. I'm always calling her to help make me a spread sheet or slide show, or anything I could never figure out. 

8. She has the most awesome white girl dance move you could ever see!! Hand in the air, booty swaying side to side, it's rad! 

9. She doesn't know how to say NO!! That's not necessarily a good thing, but she's an amazing friend. 

10. She makes beautiful and tasty Cakes, and any food item she makes is usually delish! 

11. She's the busiest person I know...Master's school, full-time job, home owner, friend to 100's of people, girlfriend, cake baker, marathon runner, concert goer, she's always got something going on and still makes time to come hang with me and my little ones. 

12. She's a beautiful woman inside and OUT!! 

13. She's a shoe whore...and wears clownsized shoes but still has a million pairs. 

14. She's the sister I never had. I can be 100% myself around her, I can say ANYTHING to her and know she's not gonna judge me. She knows ALL ALL ALL my business!!

15. She is the nosiest person I know. If we are out in public she straight up will be looking through you, at the people behind you to see what they are saying. And she has a certain look on her face when she's doing it, so you know you've lost her at that point. 

16. She is the BEST auntie. She LOVES my children so much and they just adore her!! Aunt Fishy for life! 

17. She's scared of death like no other. So am I, we definitely have that in common. But she don't like talking about it or dealing with it. 

18. She HATES to be sang to. She thinks it's creepy when people are looking at her while they sing. Happy Birthday is a nightmare for her. 

19. In high school she ate nothing but ORANGES and PRETZELS when in training for cheerleading. 

20. Misty was the only one at first with a car in high school, she taxi'd us around everywhere. We'd hit up taco bell at 3 in the morning in her car lol!! 

21. This is how great of a friend she is, she let me sleep in her twin bed in high school when I stayed the night at her house, while she slept on the couch or the floor. Show's how bad of a friend I am to allow her to give up her bed...shame shame. 

22. She will lie to you while in labor and tell you the contraction is almost over, even though she has no clue what the machine is telling her. 

23. She sings POD beautifully!! 

24. She's become a hard core animal lover. Almost wrote her thesis on it. Her dogs are her children! 

25. She doesn't care for meat unless is burnt a bit or ground turkey. 

26. She also is not a fan of the ends of fries. She prefers the middles. 

27. She's obsessed with the world's tallest or biggest things. If there is one nearby where she is traveling she will find it and take a picture with it. 

28. She chops up her eggs so weird to the point that they are mush. bleh. 

29. She loves her some seafood, we do not mesh on that one at all!! 

30. She HAS to shower twice a day or she freaks out bc the pits and feet must be washed. 

31.  She HATES feet, they gross her out to the point of vomit. 

32. The funniest thing in the entire world to her is.....dun dun dun....watching ME run!! Run AUBREY Run!!! 

My best friend Misty turned 32 and to celebrate Mike made her a pancake brinner!! She LOVES Mike's pancakes, and he's been making these new silver dollar pancakes that are divine. So Clara and I decorated for Aunt Fishy's birthday. Clara can now finally say Misty but she still calls her Fishy. So far it's her new nickname. 

 Pretty sure I'm the only person in the entire world that has wounded themselves while blowing up a balloon. Really???? who does that??? yeah I do!!! I blew it up too big and it popped and snapped back on my neck and made me bleed. It HURT soooo bad, I literally cried. so stupid!!
 So this is Misty's favorite outfit that I wear....NOT. The shorts that I am wearing were once maroon sweatpants that I wore to a high school football came when Thomas was in high school along with a orange t-shirt and maroon dock martins. Misty has NEVER forgiven me for wearing it and embarrassing my brother along with all of them I was with, lol. SOOOO when Mike and I bought our house, when we were moving she found my maroon pants and decided to dust furniture with them. So I snagged them up and cut them off and they are now my cleaning shorts. In honor of her, I brought out her favorite outfit, and wore it all night for her party, buahahahahaha!! 
 Uncle Eric and Jack Jack

 Seriously that weekend Clara NEVER left Eric alone. She pestered him all weekend!! 
 Aunt Fishy with her babies. 
 When Misty walked in, Clara yelled Happy Birthday to her!! 
 The Bunting's came over and so did Stephanie, my mom and brother Bobby!

 Misty had birthday assistants...Sarah and Clara
 My parents and us bought Misty her Beats by Dre headphones for running. Eric also bought them (my fault I should have called him) and so he took his back and got her an awesome Dyson hand vac that she has wanted forever. 

 Steph brought the infamous birthday box!!

My mom made Misty a delicious cake and Mike's breakfast turned out awesome. I wish I would have taken pictures of him cooking it! Happy Birthday to the BEST friend anyone could ever ask for. 

Misty's Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon

In celebration of her 32nd birthday, Misty decided to run the very first Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland. She's been training for months and months for it. Along with Misty were her friends Lisa, and Lindsi and my two friends since high school Sandra and Andrea. My mom went with me and the kids and we picked up Tom and Nicole at Tom's apartment in Northridge. We stayed at the Best Western Park Place, our favorite bc it's cheap and right across the street. What was really strange was being SOOOOO close to Disneyland and walking through the entrance area but NOT going into the park.  :(((  We are gonna save our money and plan a really fun, long trip at one of the Disney hotels hopefully in the fall! 

 When we first got there we loaded up the kids to go meet up with Aunt Fishy and Uncle Eric! 
 Mom and Cole
 Walking through the middle of the entrances :(
 Thomas chose to push the kids! 
 I'd never been to the hotel before, so it was pretty cool to see the hat! 

 When we got to the expo it was crazy busy with runners! It was really neat to see all of the excitement and stuff available to marathon runners. And they were giving away St. Jude's Hospital balloons at one of the booths, so Clara started freaking out and begging for a balloon non stop. We had already left the expo, so we asked where we could buy a Disney balloon and they said they gave them away for free at the front desk of the hotel. The Cast Member was soooo sweet and gave Clara a cute Mickey balloon. She was a very happy girl after that!! 

Posing in front of the Lego store. We wanted to stop in there but there were gillions of people, so we skipped it. 

 Cole held Jack Jack in the carrier. He's half as tall as she is! 

 We popped into the Disney Store real quick in Downtown Disney and it was madness, so Aunt Cole and Uncle Thomis took the kids outside to wait. 

 Clara passed out on T 
We went and ate at a place called Millie's and it was what Nicole calls "old people food" lol. I had a disgusting veggie burger that tasted like an eggroll. But we were all so hungry it didn't matter. Misty had to be careful of what she was eating, so she had turkey bacon, and eggs. 
 Nicole let the Minki touch her face and out she went. They slept in the fold out bed, which was like sleeping in a taco. Mom and I were gonna be up early to watch Misty start the race, my children decided to stay up till 12:30am. I could not get them to sleep for nothing. Mom had Jack while I dealt with Clara. So about 1am we finally fell asleep and had to be up at 3:50am. Tom and Nicole stayed with the kids while we went. 

 before bed the kids were watching Gabba and Pixar Shorts on DVD. 
 I was eating brownies. 
 4am!!! Lisa and Misty ready to run!!
 Misty's number, with her corral section E on it! 
 Lindsi and Lisa in their cute outfits walking to the start. 

 THEN we found Sandra and Andrea and it was so exciting!! I was so happy to see them and support them through this amazing thing they were about to accomplish. 
 and then I was laughing at this couple that were doing these crazy stretches and so I made Travis and Andrea do it too, lol!! 

 The girls lined up in their corrals. Then they made spectators get lost! So we went to find a spot to see them pass us! 
 We chose Mile 4 marker to wait by and cheer them on. My mom ran back to the hotel to get the adorable posters that Nicole had made for Misty. They were quite a hit bc runners kept laughing at the one poster and talking about it as they passed. 
 Eric and I waiting for the race to start. 
 I kept laughing all night about how Eric kept taking my picture when I wasn't expecting and I had beaver teeth, so Travis posed with fabulous beaver teeth.  AND he was a smart boy and brought a chair. What was I thinking not bringing one!! 
 Eric, Ma and I
 This was the first runner to come through the Mile 4 area. She did not win however, bc I read that a man won the race. My heart was pounding when she came through, it was so amazing and exciting!!
 The second person not far behind her. I didn't get pictures of Misty bc I was in charge of videoing while Eric photographed. 

Hilarious story about Andrea though...we seen her coming and so we all start cheering and screaming, and flapping around like crazy people and we are literally about 4 feet from her and she has NO idea we were there. She just ran by us like we were fools. It was sooooo funny!! 
Here's part of the cheer squad!!! After everyone ran through, we went back to the hotel to get the kids awake, fed and dressed, and away we went all the way back through downtown Disney again. Eric received text updates from Misty's GPS tracker that the race provides. So we knew where she was at most of the time. A lot of people had already finished, so when we got to the family meet up area, it was mayhem. There were runners everywhere, and all of them were sitting down all over the place, and I had to try to push my double stroller through everyone, lol. 
 the kids were still exhausted, I wonder why. 
 Love this optical illusion. I look like an average sized person here, so NOT the case. Great shadowing and angle, lol.
 Here's Misty after she came through and was able to collapse. She was hurting pretty bad and had blisters on her toes. 
 Andrea came through with Misty, she did so AWESOME!! Andrea's heels were a bloody mess from blisters. yikes! 
 And then Sandra!! Yay yay yay!! 
 they all finished, got their medals, and some snacks, and then time to go rest for a bit. 
 Here's Misty with her full cheer squad!! woot woot!!!
 Her beautiful medal!!
 After Misty had to walk back to the hotel, which was torture for her, we decided to pack up, check out, and head to Cheesecake Factory in Glendale. Clara loved the escalator. 

 the "20" minute wait was 40 minutes, but well worth it!!!

 I took Clara out to the fountain and let her throw in some pennies, good times. 
There is NO way to express how PROUD I am of all the girls. It's amazing to see them endure and push on and get through so a difficult goal! They all set their minds to it and accomplished it. It makes me realized how much our bodies can endure and what they are capable of if you take care of them. It has been very eye opening and encouraging to watch them do it! They are inspiring, maybe I can make it my goal to do my first 5K next year!! Love you girls!!!