Yesterday I had a second birthday celebratory dinner at my parent's house. I'm not sure why we've done it twice, other than the fact that Thursday was rushed and my brother and sister couldn't be there. I'm not complaining, birthday cake is no enemy of mine. Along with dinner and cake we had the Missionaries over, and my friend Natalie. After cake the missionaries did a spiritual thought, as they usually do, and the junior companion said, "What is prayer?" we were all quiet for a moment (this is how my family is, we talk and talk and talk until someone asks a serious question and then we all look at each other before we dare answer). In this slight gap of sound the other Elder said, "Baby don't hurt me." Which got us all laughing (my thought process is it came to his mind because of the song where the lyrics are, "What is love? Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more." exchange 'love' for 'prayer'). When they were getting ready to leave I leaned over to Kathryn to confirm what he had said (it's unusual coming from a missionary) and she said that he said, "Maybe you didn't hear me." So then that got us all debating. Joanna and Mom are with me and we were sitting closest, Kathryn and Natalie are against me. It's the great debate. I'd ask him next time I see him, but chances are, I won't see him for a long time and by then he won't remember. We'll have to forever wonder.
Other things this weekend: I made an offer on a house (duh, it was the last post). They made a counter offer, we made some ratifications to their counter offer, and right now, we all agree. The home inspection will be done tomorrow as well as a visit to the loan guy.
My mom's fish died. Well, we're not exactly sure when it could have been yesterday, it could have been weeks ago. Whenever we think he is dead he moves. Joanna said we probably just saw him moving in the current and assumed he was alive. I always thought he was dead, at one time I thought they had flushed him but left an empty tank, until my sister pointed out that he was still in there. Yesterday he looked a little like a color drained Chester Cheetah (sunglasses mostly). As pictured below.
Uncanny. And yes, I took a picture of a dead fish, and when my brother gave me grief about it I told him that I am a famous blogger now, I have 32 followers and they probably want to know my adventures with dead fish. Right?
My roommate threw me a surprise party on Saturday night. She got Elaina to 'distract' me, so we went to look at the house and then drive all over town. Elaina even got her GPS to say it was taking us to a nearby Wendy's, when really it was leading us further and further away from home. I don't know how she did it, but she did. We didn't actually follow the GPS once it made us pass Broad street (the main drag), and then it said we were at Wendy's but there wasn't one in sight. I already picked up by this point that something was going on. I picked up on it when I got home and let my dog out and saw Double Stuffed Golden Oreos, a pack of candles, and a bag of balloons. But I played as though I hadn't seen them. I didn't give Elaina as much slack. We pulled into the driveway and I asked her if she had been paid to distract me, she laughed nervously and said, "What? Never?" She's not a good liar, but I've never called her on a lie before so I couldn't call her on it with any degree of certainty, that is until we got out of the car and she started for the front door (the back one goes right into my room). I said, "See you later", she sounded dejected and I said, "Oh, were you supposed to try to get me to go through the front door?" I got the same laugh and I'm pretty certain a "What? Never" again. We got in and I looked up into the kitchen and Jim was watching us from behind the fridge (creepy), but that didn't give anything away, I had invited people to come over and watch movies (I had no idea I was playing right into Anne's hands). So he came down and said something about the movie. Then Anne called me upstairs for something (that's unusual). So I finally went upstairs and everyone yelled "Surprise!" And it was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures from my birthday celebrations throughout the week.