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Monday, June 11, 2007

Many celebrations are the new awesome

It was Steve's birthday last Friday and the best part about it was having a reason to get together with all our best friends to celebrate.

Thursday night a bunch of us met up at our new favorite restaurant called Roadside BBQ and ate lots of meat in honor of the birthday boy.

After dinner we went back to 38 special and had a cake. Allie was out of town for her birthday so we surprised her with a birthday cake for both her and Steve Santos!

Then Saturday night we had a great little birthday party over at the Beckstead residence. I made a delicious carrot cake with real cream cheese frosting. This was a serious cake.

Nate, Jeremy and Alex waiting patiently for the cake.

Me finally serving the cake (notice the ghetto birthday tea light candle in my hand...I knew I forgot something at the store).

After dinner and cake we played "The Plate Game." The Plate Game requires designating everyone a color. And you need some papers of everyone's color. By the end of the game it became clear that some people are not very neat and tidy.

And some people are.

Out of all the birthday pictures taken this past weekend this one might be my favorite. Steve and Bex just need a roaring fireplace and a cocker spaniel sitting next to them.


  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger nomadic gnome said…

    I may only be an outside observer, but it's obvious that Bets and Steve are totally MFEO.

    Real cream cheese frosting? Steve, you lucky bastage.

  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger the santos said…

    Thanks for all my parties "the New Awesome"!! You really know how to spoil a guy!

  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger B. said…

    You did not adequately explain the plate game. But it looks like Wayne won so that's nice.

  • At 11:21 AM, Blogger bex said…

    those cakes were awesome. seriously. steve had the birthday this year that just kept on giving.

    b - the plate game is the best ever rip off of a game called True Colors, where you get to ask funny questions and then vote for people in the room. I think Wayne did win a few good things - like who would become a superhero solely for the amount of spandex they would get to wear

  • At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    totally agrees with nomadic gnome...we were actually discussing it the other night. thanks for being our people magazine thenewawesome.

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger MF said…

    Nomadic Gnome---Did you mean BeX and Steve were MFEO? What proof do you have for Bets and Steve?

    And, in that picture, Bex and Steve would look great with a cocker spaniel and perhaps to really juice that up, throw a bearskin rug on that floor.

    And Bex, your description of The Poor Man's True Colors still doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

  • At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1. i love true colors. too bad someone stole it from me many, many years ago (in high school, i think).


    2. i love that my dearest brant has made another appearance here. which reminds me, i need to call him.



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