Sep 29, 2014

Krysten Lindsay Hager's Birthday Questions!

 Krysten Lindsay Hager is my last guest for this month. She asked me some birthday related questions and answered them herself as well. I love this idea and had a lot of fun reading her replies and answering my questions. I'm really glad I've met Krysten, she's such a sweet person and I love our chats!


Krysten:


 1. What is your favorite birthday memory as an adult?
One of the best  birthdays was the year I had moved overseas and I was feeling really lonely about being away from home on that day. We had to pick up our mail from the post office and it only came on weekend. That Saturday, I went to get mine and I had so many friends and family members send cards and packages. This year was also pretty great as I got some surprise packages including the “happy mail” from you! Totally made my birthday!

2. Did you have a birthday party as a kid that really stands out for you?
My grandparents always threw big parties for me as a kid with themes like: ballerinas, or Raggedy Ann. When I was in grade school my mom had a party for me at a miniature golf place. I was turning thirteen. Because I was into makeup, every single one of the girls showed up wearing makeup…just to play mini golf! It’s funny to look back on that and how much fun we had listening to music and hanging out there. I still remember some of the presents I got that day including this big pink and green makeup container called a “Caboodle.”

3. What is your favorite kind of birthday cake (or birthday treat)?
I grew up an hour from Detroit and there’s a company there called Sanders that makes a “Bumpy Cake.” Bumpy cake is chocolate cake with thick, fudge-y frosting with “bumps” of buttercream in the frosting. It is literally the best cake on earth. There’s even an ice cream inspired by it.

4. Best birthday present you ever received and why?
My then boyfriend, now husband, had a necklace engraved for me when he was overseas. I don’t have a lot of things with my name on them because of the different spelling, so this was really special. Unfortunately, I lost it after we were engaged. I must have gone back to that restaurant a million times asking if anyone turned it in, but nope. Still, it’s a nice memory of a really thoughtful present.

5. Best birthday party you ever attended as a guest and why was it so memorable?
My friend Barbara’s sleepover in sixth grade remains one of the best. We all stayed up eating pizza, watching music videos and scary movies and my friend Melissa and I decided to mix a bunch of flavors of soda pop together. It was so much fun. My friend Dene’ also had a party where we watched a zombie movie that terrified me. That sleepover and movie inspired the scene in True Colors where Landry and her friends get scared watching a movie and all go to the bathroom together out of fear. P.S. I still HATE zombie movies with the exception of “Shaun of the Dead.”

6. What wish (if any) have you made while blowing out your birthday candles that has come true? Or are there any birthday wishes from the past you wish to share! :)
One year I wished for someone to come home safe after being in Iraq. That was probably the most memorable wish that, thankfully, came true.
Suzanne:

1. What is your favorite birthday memory as an adult?

For my 30th birthday my husband and I threw a large dinner party. There were two long tables filled with food and all my friends and important family were there. It was amazing.

2. Did you have a birthday party as a kid that really stands out for you?
I actually had such a rotten experience one year where one of my 'friends' spoiled my party with stupid secrets I wasn't supposed to know. On birthday parties with my friends in high school I always felt like an outsider. The party I had for my 10th birthday was the last one that was really nice. I was allowed to invite a large group of girls and we went swimming. We also played games and had a very messy dinner, because we tried to make caramel (and failed) and we had a lot of fun. Several small accidents happened, like stolen underwear, a raw egg that landed on the table instead of in the pan, burned cucumber, etc. which made the party even more hilarious.

3. What is your favorite kind of birthday cake (or birthday treat)?
Champagne and chocolate cake. Food and drinks are a vital part of celebrating for me. A birthday isn't complete without my favorite treats. This year my husband made my birthday cake and I loved every single bite. Fortunately we celebrated my birthday several times, so I had three chances to eat that delicious chocolate sachertorte.

4. Best birthday present you ever received and why?
That's a difficult one. My husband always gives me something romantic. He asked someone to design me a piece of jewelry more than once and all of those pieces are equally precious. 
That isn't a complete answer for me though as it always makes me very happy when I feel loved. That's even more important than the actual gifts. I cherish every postcard, message or call. I love personal messages. Krysten has sent me a very special card this year, that means a lot to me. I keep all my birthday mail as it's precious to me.

5. Best birthday party you ever attended as a guest and why was it so memorable?
My uncle's 50th birthday party. It was actually a surprise wedding. My uncle and aunt had been together for a very long time, but they were boyfriend and girlfriend. They planned their entire wedding in secret and only the best man and woman knew about it. They got married at that party which was so romantic. It was pretty amazing and I will never forget it.

6. What wish (if any) have you made while blowing out your birthday candles that has come true? Or are there any birthday wishes from the past you wish to share! :)
I haven't made any wishes as making a wish when blowing out the candles was something we never did. I haven't had any candles on my cake for years. Maybe I should start this tradition next year as I really like the idea of making a wish as a part of my birthday celebrations.

5 comments:

  1. I love how your aunt and uncle had the surprise wedding at the birthday party--how romantic! Loved reading your answers!

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  2. Thank you, I loved reading yours as well :). The wedding was really special, it was such a unique experience.

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  3. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will come true, you deserve it :)

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  4. Thank you.

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  5. I love the fact your husband's had jewelry designed for you--how thoughtful!

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