Thursday, February 19, 2009

Scott's birthday!

Yesterday was Scott's birthday! He is now 26 years old. He was kind of afraid for his birthday, he didn't want to feel too old, so we had to make it a good day so he will actually look forward to his next birthday. We had success! It was a good day.

We started by sleeping in. This felt amazing since we are both still a little under the weather. Then Scott opened his birthday presents....while still lying in bed. He loved them all! he got a new day pack to go hiking, a sweet new rain jacket, the new Shiny Toy Guns cd Season of Poison, and some new camp chairs. I loved seeing him so excited about his new toys!

Then we got ready for the day and went to IHOP for breakfast. Scott loves waffles, but we were out of eggs to make them at our own house. So, IHOP it was. But it was delicious! Scott got stuffed french toast and I got cinnamon swirl french toast. It was amazing! They actually take cinnamon rolls, dip it in eggs, then fry it like french toast. Delicious:)

Our next stop was our favorite outdoor store, Out N Back, where I found Scott's rain jacket. It was a little too big, so we went to exchange it for a smaller size. Luckily they had one! We love this store because they always take awesome care of us, or every customer for that matter. They gave me an awesome deal on the jacket, 50% off! That's alot when you get a quality jacket! We love that store!

After leaving Out N Back, we headed to the Quarry, an indoor climbing gym. This gym is amazing! There are tons of walls and routes to climb. They have some for every level of climber AND they are always changing out the routes so you don't get sick of the same ones! Plus, they have a bouldering area upstairs. We went in and started with some easier climbs to get warmed up. Unfortunately, I clipped my finger in the carabiner and got a nasty blood blister. We put a bandaid on it, but my finger was sliding around everywhere. I eventually took it off and had much more success:) Scott ripped it up! The ratings are ranked by numbers always following a 5. Such as 5 5, 5 6, 5 10, 5 11, and so on. The highest ranking they have at the Quarry is a 5 13, which is ridiculous! That ranking is very very difficult. The good people there are typically climbing a 5 11c or so. And my baby was up there too! He did awesome on a 5 11b! I was so proud of him! To take a break from the longer climbs, we bouldered for a few minutes. For those of you who don't know the difference, rock climbing includes ropes, harnesses, and longer routes. Bouldering is done withOUT ropes and harnesses, but it is also done on smaller boulders. I usually have a hard time bouldering because I don't want to fall. But Scott gave me a confidence boost and I was able to make it too the top of several routes!!! After several hours of climbing, we were pooped.

We headed home and took a nap. We love naps. They re energize us like nothing else. We slept for about 40 minutes, then freshened up to go to Yamato, a Japanese steakhouse, for dinner. It was wonderful food too! They have many seating/dining options. They have the large Tepanyakis for people to sit at so they can watch the chef cook right in front of them! They also have small tepanyakis at individual tables so you can cook your own meat. But we settled for just a booth, where they cook the food in the back and bring it out to us. The booth was still fun though. You have to climb in and place your feet in the hole below the table. It made the experience more authentic:) The food was amazing. They brought out steamed soy beans to snack on while we waited for the rest of our food. Everything was so good! From the miso soup to the Bul Go Gi to the Chicken Katsu. We decided we need to go there more often:)

After dinner, we stopped by Blockbuster and rented two movies, then went to Albertson's to get some oreos and milk....our guilty pleasure:) We went home, ate our sweet snack while we watched BOTH movies. After our snacks, we brushed and flossed our teeth, and began a whitening treatment. In school last semester, I made Scott and I each a pair of whitening trays. This was back in November, but we kept forgetting to use them, so we started last night. We hope we get good results! We finally decided to go to bed after both movies were over. So, we each took our medicine for the go along with the bronchitis scott had last month and the whooping cough I am still trying to get over, we both caught the common cold. It is miserable, but we used nasal spray, niquil, and vitamins so we could sleep a little better:) But at the end of such a wonderful day, who couldn't sleep? It was a long, fun, amazing day. And I hope Scott enjoyed it as much as I did.

Happy Happy Birthday Scott! I love you!


M-McClellan said...

That sounds like a way fun birthday. It is a great day when I get a nap, too. I am sorry I forgot to call you, Scott. I planned on having the girls call with me, so we could sing happy birthday. That night we didn't get home until 8PM. So needless to say I forgot. So, to make it up I sent a card and I am going to download a video of the girls singing to "Happy Birthday" to Scott.

Briana said...

Happy Birthday to Scott! And way to go Emily - sounds like you planned an amazing day! How could you not like your birthday with a day like that? :)

Lindsay said...

Wow! What a great day! Happy birthday, Scott!