Monday, September 20, 2010

The Big 3 Oh!

Hello, I'm 30 and here's how it went down. I told Erica a month or so ago that I wanted to have a big 30th birthday party. Erica said, "Shouldn't it be the spouse that plans the party?" It probably should, but I'm not normal and I know what I want. So I told her this is what I want:

1. I want an awesome cake-like an Ace of Cakes-type cake, and I wanted it to be blue and some how incorporate candy.
2. I wanted a candy bar, not one one single candy bar, but a bar full of candy
3.I wanted my dad to make his amazing street tacos and have a full Mexican station of food.
4. I had this crazy obsession with building a jousting platform over the pool and do some American Gladiator-style jousting
5. I wanted games
6. I wanted all my friends to be there

At this point I left it up to my wife--she's the most amazing wife in the entire world, and I had the best party anyone could ever ask for. I also want to let my friends know how much I love them. When I say I love my friends, I really mean I love my friends. Some of them even came from out of state and way out of town to make it and it meant so much to me-it wouldn't have been a party without them. Please enjoy these ridiculous pictures.
Cake compliments of Amy Welch and Erica's "sweet" eye for design
The best candy bar ever, all of my favorites (yes, blue gummy sharks are on the list)
The Beverage Bar... Mormon style
My sexy sister in law (I'm allowed to say that) that sacrificed the opening performance of her concert to come to the fiesta.
Meet the Foulgers-two of the best people I've ever met in my life (and best looking). You'll see a lot more of them on blogs to come-we're so happy they are here.
I think I prayed this couple back into CA. Jenny and I went to Torrey Pines together and not only does she have the best smile and personality, but she married the coolest guy. They make any party entertaining
Matt and Alia my buddy and boss from work-I invited him so he wouldn't fire me. Just kidding, he's one of the coolest guys I know and they are just rad.
We still have so much candy, please come over and eat some.
One of the first minute to win it games. Using only your nose and transferring as many cotton balls from one bowl to another with only vaseline...
I won-eight in a minute-beat that
Game 2-using only your mouth and keeping both feet on the ground, you had to transfer the descending sized bags from the ground to the table. Jenny wasn't the best and her husband showed her up.
Kirby (almost 5 months pregnant) almost showed everyone up. Check out the dedication in her stance.
Mia struggled to even get three, but she did look stylish trying
Please don't try this at home...actually please do-it's real funny. Way to go Erica

I put this picture in here to show you that Tim actually does look normal because in Game 3-only using your face muscles to transfer two cookies from your forehead to your mouth-well see for yourself...
My wife dies laughing every time she sees these pics
Check out the concentration...
I'm sure Kirby will hate that I used this picture, but you can see how cute she is below
The Fish's, expecting a baby boy and traveling all the way from AZ to the party. I love these guys like family
The famous one could beat Scott, maybe because his legs come up to everyones shoulders. Note to husbands-if your wives keep looking at this blog it's not because they are interested-Scott is in shape , we all know it so quit staring-personality counts too right Erica?
Mike-thanks for letting me beat you
Best Birthday Ever-30 ain't so bad


Brenda said...

Greatest son and daughter-in-law ever! And greatest part of the party for grandma? Tending Camryn. Loved it.

Chase and Nichole said...

Talk about the funnest birthday ever! I am like you and always tell Chase what I want to be planned for my birthday. I can't believe you are 30! Luckily I still have a few more years to go, I think... Sometimes I forget how old I am. Wish we could have been there! Glad you have great friends and family to share it with. And Erica is AMAING for making all that happen! Happy late birthday, I am sorry I always forget :( I always know its in Sept, just can't remember the date for some reason! Talk to you tonight!

Kathy said...

Wow! I am sorry we couldn't be in CA for that party!
3 things-
1. Happy Birthday!
2. You have an amazing wife for throwing you this party.
3. Will you please pray me back to CA too!? Pretty please! I'd like to be back for a summer internship and then when Ty is done with school. Thank you. :)

Nikki, Cody, and Tessa said...

Happy Bday Ryan! No kidding that 30ain't so bad with a FAB party like that!!! Looks like a blast. We're jealous we couldn't be there.

vanessa said...

happy birth!
your wife is awesome and a total babe!
your party looked so fun!
kirby is 5 months prego? where is she hiding the baby?!
why were we not formally invited??? we're in california...only like 8 or 9 hours away or something.

congrats on the big 3-0, you make it look good!

Gines said...

Your party was so much fun!!! We are really glad to be back in CA too-so thanks for the prayers-guess I owe it all to you;)
And thanks for reminding me again how my hubby is more flexible than me - how embarrassing!!

Amy said...

The party was amazing! Wish only that we could have stayed longer. Next time you have a party don't schedule it on the same night as a concert. Thanks. You're 30th will definitely go down in the books. It's awesome that you're able to think of fun things to celebrate. I'm pretty lame when it comes to that stuff. Maybe I'll have you plan my 30th! You have to keep that jousting platform for future use. I know Mike would have liked to see how he would do. You look teeny in the picture with Scott, LOL! The candy "bar" was a great idea too.

MediocreMama said...

Every pool party needs a jousting platform. Wish we could've been there to celebrate. Love you both!

Karen M. said...

Wow-it all looks so fun! Good job Ryan on the ideas and Erica for executing them. You make turning 30 look like its worth it~

Lou said...

Your comment on my blog made me REALLY happy.

Next time, you know I'll drive 19 hours just to be apart of that action. No wonder you were Senior Class President. Happy B-day duders.

Kirby said...

Really with that picture? You are dead. You're lucky your party was the bomb so I will forgive you this time. No more incriminating pictures of me online, I'm sure I have some real gems of you I could pull out! Thanks for being born!! :)

lauren ann said...

best party ever... and Im not just saying that.

Erica, you are amazing for pulling it all off, and ryan you are amazing for being born. I am still trying to get over my sugar hangover.

Umm, we love you guys, but Im worried if I keep telling you that we might scare you- but it's true. Oh by the way, I heard Ladera Ranch is lame and living with your parents is the cool thing to do. Im just sayin

nikki said...

Finally some more people in this family are 30 (or over) - I mean, I was getting super lonely. I love this post, your party looks amazing and I love that you had your own ideas and wanted to do all this fun stuff for your birthday instead of be all lame and worry about getting older.

And I love the bag game or whatever - you and all your friends had no idea you were doing a yoga pose! But I have to say Erica's humble warrior was so by far the best!!

Happy birthday - we love you!

alana said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! These pictures made me laugh, Love the cake, games and jousting :). Hope you had a great 30! Hard to believe!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Very cool 30 year old Ryan. Love your family too.

With love,
Karen Rose