September 3rd was my birthday. This year, my sisters and Dave bought me a plane ticket to Utah so I could be there for my niece's bridal shower on the 5th. (side note: Allison is getting married on Oct. 10th!) My nieces didn't know I was coming. Vicky picked me up at the airport, took me to dinner, and then dropped me off at her house. She went in through the garage and I went to the front door and rang the bell. Hayley answered the door and just looked at me a second and then yelled, "Juuuuuuuuulllllllllllllllllllllliiiieeeeeeeeeeee!" Holly came running in and gave me a big hug. We all went down stairs to find Allison and Janelle where I was met with more hugs. It was so fun! Nancy and Vicky bought me a cake from Mrs. Backer's bakery in SLC - yummy! It was definitely one of the best birthday gifts ever....3 1/2 days in Utah with my sisters & nieces and NO dirty diapers!
Top row: Janelle, Allison, Vicky, Holly. Bottom row: Hayley, Julie, Nancy. Behind the camera: Todd.