Sunday, March 23, 2008

Megan's Weekend

Megan O., Nicole B., and I (Jenna) have this tradition of Birthday Weekends, sometimes we have them for other special occasions (going away and such). Whenever one of us has a birthday the other two plan a secret weekend filled with fun. The Birthday Girl doesn't know anything. She just knows the dates and what to pack. This time was Megan's turn. Nicole and I have both had two weekends, and Megan has not had a single one! It was her eighteenth, so needless to say... we went all out!

Ok. So. Thursday, April 13th, was the kick-off to our glorious weekend, starting off with a simple sleep-over. Then,


9 a.m. Commissary run for lunch (for later) and snacks

9:45 DONUT HOUSE of course

10 Hit the road for the secret destination

12 pm SEATTLE! Arrive at THE RAMADA INN, check-in, park, get settled

12:30 Head out


3:30 Orance Julius for snack

4:15 IMAX- "The Spiderwick Chronicles" (Pretty cool movie, not the greatest, but cool)


9 In for the night: games, food, talking, etc.


10:30 Check-out & hit the road for our next destination


1:30 Head out again.. A&W stop to quench our thirst




7 Head home

We were going to spend the night again, but we were all pretty tired and had church the next morning.

Funny stories:

1. About 10 minutes before we got to the zoo we had Megan put a blanket on her head, so she wouldn't see where we were headed. Well, I was going 45 mph-ish down this road ( I wasn't speeding!! too much) and about 3 seconds before it happened.. I saw the speed hump. I yelled when I saw it.. a warning I guess you'd call it. We launched a little bit (please don't tell my dad). The girl with the blanket over her head in the back seat... well... you can imagine.

2. We have "birthday gear" (hat, sash, necklace, pin, tiara), but Megan was only required to wear the hat that weekend... the WHOLE weekend. She was really good about it. She even started keeping track of how many "Happy Brithday"s she got. 28

3. Before seeing "The Spiderwick Chronicles" Megan asked what it was about. eI explained it something like this: "It's about this spider who travels all around the universe with the wick of a candle. He lights it and it takes him where he wants to go." There were a few more details, but I can't remember all of them. Anywho.. she completely believed me :)

4. Megan couldn't figure out what mall we were in until we had been there for about 1.5 hours.

5. I lost track of how many candles Megan blew out and how many times people sang and said "Happy Birthday" to her, including her actual bday (Feb 7).

The picture aren't really in order, and these aren't even a fourth of all the ones we took. :)

The Birthday Girl!!

Obviously, she's crazy... and loves donuts wayy too much.

The Chauffeur.

The Hunt:

How to keep cool.

A good place to hide. Yes, they had a hole in the middle of the mall.
Something you can't see.

Capture your reflection in an unexpected place... almost

Your picture with someone in uniform.
A contradiction (they all say "#1 fan")
Something that makes you feel better.
A good place to take a nap
Holiday decorations

Something chocolate & pb

Naughty statue



Stamp Camp?


The Hotel

Megan did pretty good not being on the phone the whole time (this pic was a rare occurance).


And no, she is not posing whatsoever. She was truly drinking like this.

Only the best.

Lots and lots of pit stops.

We ate A LOT that weekend.


The most boring game on the face of the earth..

Me.. dominating at life-size checkers.

Hugle olives... jk. 3D tic-tac-toe. Ridiculously hard. Nicole kicked butt.

The Zoo!

Don't we fit in well?

Blanket-head/Birthday Girl.

Yeah.. very freaky.. he looked straight at Nicole (the Photographer).



DustDust, CiCi, and RyRy said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! This just reminds me that I need to call Megan!

Crystal said...

Wowie, wow wow, what a weekend! It makes me tired just looking at your pictures! Megan is so lucky to have friends like you crazy kids.

Lemme said...

ought i was pretty well educated in the art of "how to spend the most amount of money in 2 days" but so so have me beat! fun fun!

KellyAnne said...

Wow that looks SO fun! You sure know how to throw a party. And you have fun friends. I love all the pics!