Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthdays and Other Excitement.

I met Mike on September 11th, 2004 - eleven days after his twenty-fourth birthday.

On his twenty-fifth birthday, I fixed him a stir-fry dinner picnic in the basement of my house in college. I made him a scrapbook and told him I loved him for the first time (in the middle of fight. But still.)

On his twenty-sixth birthday, I visited him in Denver where he was doing a year of service. We camped and hiked and laughed about the fact that his mom thought he was turning twenty five.

On his twenty-seventh birthday, we had been married for less than three weeks and I gave him Killer Brownies, two pints of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and a six-pack of Magic Hat beer.

On his twenty-eighth birthday, we stayed in a posh hotel and explored our new home town.

On his twenty-ninth birthday, we went to Ann Arbor, I gave him an iMac and a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cake.

On his thirtieth birthday, we'll welcome our first child.

I'd say this might be his best birthday gift yet.

88 comments:

  1. YEAAA!!!!!!! I am so excited for you two :)

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  2. ASHLEY! OMG congrats!!! I'm so excited for you guys :)

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  3. You sneaky lady!! Sneaky sneaky sneaky! I am so in shock, and so excited!!! Holy cow! Wow. Yeah ok I am done. :) :) :)

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  4. Congratulations!!!! What exciting news! So happy for both of you. My heart has a boner

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  5. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I am so so so excited about this!! You two are going to make the most amazing parents and omg, best 30th birthday present EVER right Mike?! You two are so very precious and to know that you'll be expanding your family makes me absolutely giddy. Obviously. LOL!
    I can't wait to hear more about your journey & goodness gracious me, I am so excited it's all out in the open now!! Haha!! Xoxoxo

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  6. Oh my gosh. Completely unexpected, but SO EXCITING!

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  7. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! So so so so so happy for you! Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations, I'm so excited for you! All this blogger baby news lately is so exciting!

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  9. Ashley, you just brought tears into my eyes! Congrats to you and Mike! I am so happy for you!

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  10. Congratulations!! That is a great birthday present!

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  11. Oh my goodness CONGRATS!! That is soo exciting!!

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  12. YAAAYYY! Congratulations!!! I'm jumping up & down in my seat for you & Mike. You two are going to be the best damn parents two a beautiful baby EVER.

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  13. oh ASHLEY! CONGRATULATIONS! I am ELATED!

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  14. OMG. Congratulations! So exciting!

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  15. OH YAY!! Congrats!!!! :D :D :D

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  16. Congratulations!!! This is SO exciting! Having my son has changed my life in every. single. way. As cliche as it sounds, it's so very true. If you have any questions or etc, feel free to email me!

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  17. YAY!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Congratulations!!

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  18. Ohmygosh Ash, you and Mike are going to be the best parents! Seriously, it's like you were just meant to be a mother. You are going to be the coolest mama ever -- crafting, designing & baking vegan cookies! I think we should call the baby "Our little baby" because all of the internets adores you & mike and so your lil bundle of joy to be will be loved like our little baby... if that makes sense at all. Hee. Or maybe Baby Veggie! Anyway, my point is that I'm so happy & excited for you! Yay! I can't wait to read all about your journey! Your lil family just got even cuter! Love you! xoxoxo

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  19. Oh, wow wow wow!!! Congratulations, how exciting!!!

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  20. Oh my goodness!!! Congrats!!! I was born on my Dad's birthday so that makes me the best birthday present ever!

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  21. I can finally publicly SQUEEEEEE! about the fact that you're pregnant. I can't wait to see what an AMAZING mom (and dad) you will make.

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  22. aww congratulations !! How exciting!

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  23. Oh my gosh, I don't even know you and I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! :)

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  24. OMG! ASH!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

    congrats darlin. i'm so excited for you two!

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  25. That's so wonderful Ashley- congratulations! Such a cute post too xo

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  26. OHMYGOSH. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO excited for you two!!!!!!!

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  27. WOW! That's great news. Congratulations to both of you. :)

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  28. Congrats! You're going to be SUCH an amazing mom-I mean with all of your adorableness and kindness, you're going to have one lucky kid!

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  29. oh you finally told over here!! wondered how you were going to do it!!

    love how your due date is his birthday!!

    congrats congrats! i'm only a month behind you - how are you feeling?!?

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  30. I'm so, so, so very excited for you!

    Congrats! :)

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  31. Yayyy! That's great news, congrats!

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Also, best way to announce it ever.

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  33. Aw, very cute way to share the news. Congrats to you and Mike. Can't wait to meet your baby via the internets! XO

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  34. Are you freaking kidding me?! Congratulations!!

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  35. I almost cried while reading this. You're completely adorable! I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks :)

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  36. Woah, congrats to both of you! So exciting! :)

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  37. I can't believe how excited I am for you when I only 'know' you through the blogosphere! But oh my goodness CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  38. Wow, how exciting!! CONGRATS!!! So now I'm wondering... were you pregnant when I thought you were? Haha :)

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  39. squeeeeeeeee! I'm over the moon excited for you guys! that child is going to have the coolest parents ever.

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  40. Congratulations! That's awesome!

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  41. Yay! I can't wait to read all about it. :)

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  42. OMG!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sending you and mike millions of hugs and good wishes :) :) :)

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  43. Wow, guys, that's great!!! I'm so excited! Coolest parents ever!!! YAY!! :-)

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  44. So excited for you =)

    (love the new design, btw)

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  45. This would be one time were it would be super awesome if the given due-date actually comes true! How awesomely exciting! I kinda had a feeling based on the way you answered a formspring question recently!

    I can't wait to see pregnancy updates (and belly pictures!? maybe??) on the blog!

    Congrats to you both! I know you'll be awesome parents.

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  46. oh, that is so exciting! congrats!

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  47. Congratulations Ashley! That is so exciting!

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  48. Congratulations!!!! !!! !! (couldn't settle with just one set of exclamation points for this occasion) So happy for you and Mike!

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  49. Congratulations!!!! So amazing! (a bit jealous. Wait, no, I'm not. Do not want baby now. But yes, I do. Okay, I'm totally jealous! Or not. Dear God, Help me!). I'm so excited to get to read about and "see" the story of your family unfold!

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  50. Congrats! I thought you mentioned something about keeping a big secret in a post awhile back.....:)

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  51. The world is going to be a better place with a little Mike+Ashley baby in it. :-)

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  52. Oh wow!! That's such brilliant brilliant news, congratulations!! :)

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  53. A fall baby means a teeny tiny Halloween costume. Squee! ...and congratulations!

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  54. Fantastic news! I'm so excited for you and Mike.

    PS I LOVE your new layout.

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  55. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  56. I'm finally home so I can comment on this great news! Congratulations to you both. I'm so happy for you.

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  57. Congratulations! That's so exciting!

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  58. Hooooray! I love being a mom now, though I was cautious about it at first, and it is totally worth the junk that happens during pregnancy.

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  59. congrats! this is amazing news. =)
    and definitely a great gift.

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  60. WOW! Very excited for you! All of you! Wishing you health and joy. :)

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  61. Squeee!! Enjoy every minute of it!! Mazel Tov to you both!!

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  62. YAY! That's thrilling!
    CONGRATS

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  63. OMG so excited for you! Congratulations!

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  64. I just blurted out "what?!?!" at my computer screen. My husband probably thinks I'm insane. But that's okay.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  65. I'm so excited for you!

    I know a lot of people my age or younger who are married, and I'm often like, "Really? MARRIED? Already?" And now I'm starting to know a lot of people my age or younger who are pregnant or have kids and I'm like, "Really? Children? Are you SURE you're ready for that?" Because I'm SO NOT. (Not that I actually say that. I usually say "cool!" and then go about my business getting drunk and being single and other things drunk, single people do.) But you and Mike? I believe in you guys. You're ready! And your baby is going to be so lucky (and sosososo good looking)!!

    I hope you're having the best time being an expectant Mommy and Daddy. And I hope I get to see you soon! (Vegas?) And I hope I eventually get to meet your small one. Good luck! I'm 100% behind you.

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  66. okay i never even commented on the original post and i could have sworn i did, but seriously i loved this post and how you revealed this to everyone and ah! so so so cute and so so so excited for you :)

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  67. Congratulations how exciting. We are expecting our first around the same time frame can't wait to follow you along on this journey.

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  68. AH! Congratulations to you both! This is so exciting! And you are going to be the cutest pregnant lady!

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