Saturday, May 16, 2009

Turning 32

Thursday night, Kurt and I attended Honors Night at the high school to hand our our scholarship. We have given it the past 4 years, but this is the first year we could actually attend. Anyway, it was an awesome experience. The kids don't know which awards they are getting. Kurt gave a little speech, and I announced the winner. I was very happy for her to get the money. She is going into wildlife biology, and is very into nature and helping the environment. We went to dinner afterwards. Stuff like this makes me feel good about myself, and makes me feel like I am making a difference in a young person's life. I loved it. Meeting the person we gave the award to was pretty kewl as well. Her parents seemed really appreciative.

Friday, we were planning on going to dinner after work for my bday, just Kurt, Kory and I. Kory worked at home that day, so he was meeting us at Crave that night. We headed there, and I walked in to a surprise party! The entire office was there, as well as Britton, and Misty's husband, Joe. I was shocked. Never expected it in a million years. Dinner was awesome, as usual at Crave. Misty made awesome cupcakes for dessert and it was really nice that the office planned this for me. Afterwards, we went to Bailey's for drinks and hanging out. I think this is the first time anyone has done something like this for me, a surprise, and normally I hate surprises, but this was really nice and not bad at all! :). The office bought me a really kewl photo album, with pages and stickers for my London trip. I can't believe everyone kept it a secret.

Today, I was hung over. Sadly, from one drink and one shot the night before, LOL. I am so pathetic. Anyway, i lounged most of the morning, then headed into town to buy Auntie a bday gift. I went to Kohl's and Elder Beerman. Bought Auntie a really kewl ring at Kohl's that I found in the clearance section. The gemstone is ceylon, which is this gorgeous blue shade. I had a 20% off coupon for Kohl's, so I ended up buying myself a pair of capri jeans, and various other short sleeved shirts for summer. Stopped at Elder Beerman next, and ended up buying a suit and two pairs of dress pants. Got amazing deals there too, the lady at the register let me use a coupon code she had that was supposed to only be for people with the Elder Beerman charge. Really nice lady. Went to dinner tonight for my bday and Auntie's bday at Eastside Mario's in Livonia, and dinner was yummy. Gave Auntie her ring, and she loved it. She got me a really kewl digital photo frame that holds 6400 pics! I have been wanting one of those, but never bought myself one, so this is a great gift for me. She also got me some cute pug note cards and a nice robe. Grama got me two really nice photo albums, so now I have like 5 I need to order pics for. Don't ask me why I have not. No idea. These are incentive though, right? :). She also got me some lottery tickets, so if I win, I can retire! Whoot!

So, I turn 32 in one hour exactly. I was born at 12:01. I have had an awesome bday weekend thus far. Tomorrow, if the weather is nice, I plan on getting out with my camera and taking some shots.

Go Tigers! :).

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Lori!

RoseAnn said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!

Lori H said...

Thanks guys! :)..

Brittany said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! Happy birthday!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday (again)!

I was going to buy you a digital photo frame! Glad I didn't now, and I'm glad you got one!

Ooh, we should make the GR trip a birthday present to each other :)

.................Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!!

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday!

Cheryl said...

I think its amazing that you give out a scholarship - its something I plan on doing once I have enough money to do so (which will be a year or two after I graduate)... its so helpful for a student!

Lori H said...

thanks for all the bday wishes!

And cheryl, we like it because we KNOW where the $$ is going to. With other charities and such, you never know if all the $$ if going to the cause, so we like donating $$ this way. :). It's a great feeling to help a student out.

Rachael said...

Lori- I didn't know that you and Kurt offer a scholarship via personal donation. THAT IS AWESOME! I guess I was assuming this was via the school board... anyway, good for you guys! ITA about charities... I'd rather donate my time then donate $$ to all these different charities and causes. I just don't believe the $$ is getting to those who matter/need it.