Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy? Birthday


Twenty years old. Does that blow anyone else's mind? Who knew I could survive long enough to be this old. This birthday was a different in more ways than just starting into a new decade.

To sum up the beginning of the day I went to Regional Conference, which was wonderful. Had dinner and presents with the family (thanks so much family! muah!), and went to the CES fireside. I had great food, great company, and great spiritual experiences. What a wonderful way to start off your birthday!

Later in the evening I was going to have a small birthday get together with some close friends. Drew came over with me after the devotional and helped me make the cake so that we could have some sort of dessert for the party. Whilst in the middle of making it, Drew got a call from my best friend Elise (his sister) saying that her and her husband were in an accident! Long story short, they got in a scooter accident and are fine for the most part. Just some scrapes, bruises, and broken bones for Jeff. They were very lucky nothing else happened to them, but we did we end up spending most of the night in the hospital. Not exactly the way I planned my birthday to be, but I was hardly worried about that after what happened. The next 10 hours were still bad, but then the sad streak ended with the offer of a new job! And a fabulous dinner at Olive Garden. What a roller coaster ride of events it was in those 48 hours!

All in all, an interesting birthday. But, I did learn that things never go the way you plan and so you just have to roll with them. Even, on your birthday. :) I was blessed with so much on my birthday this year. The gospel, family, friends (alive! :)), and opportunities to serve. It WAS a happy birthday after all.

7 comments:

Drew said...

That was a very dramatic way to spend your big 20th. I guess I could say I'm sorry, even though it wasn't really anyone's fault, just a bad accident. We just counted our blessings that they were relatively okay! And also that we could find the ER. Eventually.

Seth and Katie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I was going to text you yesterday and ask if it was your birthday (I always mix up if yours in on the 6th 7th or 8th!) but then I realized that was impossible! I don’t have your number! Well, I am glad you had a good birthday after all. And great job getting the job!

jeff said...

Ha ha. When Jeff and I first saw the title of your blog we both said, "Oh! nooooo...."

Sorry we ruined your birthday. We were so excited to celebrate your leaving behind teenage years too! You were so nice to stay in the hospital with us the whole time, and give us rides and everything. You are truly the best friend. Thanks for everything you have helped us with. We shall have a make up party sometime with presents and cakes and everything!

-Lili and Jeff

Lace said...

Elise and Jeff I am sorry if the blog gave the wrong idea! :(. What I was trying to say is that it was unexpected...but I was so glad to be with you that night. I would never have left you guys. Love you both and wish you a quick recovery.

Chiv Keeb said...

(Voice of Cronk) It's your birthday?

Reags said...

sing this-"lacie is amazing, lacie is amazing, lacid is amazing hurray hurray hurray!" it is my new hit single

Linda Horsley said...

Happy Birthday Lace! I just made a DVD for Grant for his birthday and you were in a picture with Grant when he was dating me. while we were watching the DVD my kids said, "Who is that?" I laughed and told them it was you. They couldn't believe how little you were. You were and still are adorable!