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Friday, August 8, 2008

08/08/08 I’m goin’ on a mystery trip for my birthday!

This morning when I woke up, my husband surprised me with a note to “pack for 3 days!”

I’m blogging videos all weekend here! Thanks for all your wonderful birthday wishes! xoxo, Jaden


Update 4:30pm PST

The winner  of the Flip Video contest is announced !!!

Thanks everyone for submitting great recipes!

Now…off to go throw some dice!! xoxo, Jaden

OMG…the surprises keep on coming…


73 Responses to “08/08/08 I’m goin’ on a mystery trip for my birthday!”

  1. Christine D. — 8/9/08 @ 8:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    I just got back from Vegas and I think I saw you at MGM yesterday! At the slot machines wearing a tiara? Haha

  2. amy purple — 8/9/08 @ 8:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jaden! What a sweet note to wake up to!

  3. Wookie — 8/10/08 @ 11:14 am

    Your husband is awesome. Surprising you with your family was just beautiful.

  4. Mike — 8/10/08 @ 11:54 am

    Happy birthday!

  5. Cakebrain — 8/10/08 @ 11:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jaden! What a fantastic way to celebrate—with family!

  6. Asianmommy — 8/11/08 @ 12:51 am

    Happy Bday, Jaden! Congrats, Nate!

  7. Happy Bday. Another year younger, another inch off waist (tell me which food blogger doesn’t need this?)

  8. Carrie Hasson — 8/11/08 @ 10:01 am

    ok, i take it back he’s not just a good husband he’s a great one! i just watched your last video and i am so impressed. your husband sure knows how to throw a surprise party!

  9. lifeinrecipes — 8/11/08 @ 11:50 am

    Have a wonderful birthday, Jaden! What a great surprise and such a super hubby!

  10. Betty — 8/11/08 @ 2:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaden!!! And you’ve got a great hubby!!! Hope you enjoyed your trip and seeing the parents.

  11. taste memory girl — 8/11/08 @ 5:42 pm

    have a blast ~ that’s soooo sweet/look forward to hearing about your dining tales when u get back!

  12. eliza — 8/12/08 @ 12:23 am

    happy belated birthday Jaden! we’re separated only for a day ;D have a wonderful trip and can’t wait to read the story.

  13. Toni — 8/12/08 @ 1:22 am

    Gotta love a guy who says “pack for 3 days!” Happy Birthday, Jaden! We’re all looking forward to hearing about it!

  14. Kirsten — 8/12/08 @ 3:20 am

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Jaden! Happy Birthday!!!

  15. Happy Birthday, Jaden! My brother’s named Jay, too :)

  16. Mansi — 8/12/08 @ 2:19 pm

    I’m gonna forward this to my husband!:) enjoy your b’day Jaden…looks liek you already are, though:D

  17. TONY — 8/12/08 @ 8:08 pm


    Glad you got a break from you steamy kitchen and are having a steamy time in Los Vegas…I don’t know if Commander’s Palace is reopened, ( it wasn’t in 2/08) but recommend it highly…just as good as New Orleans

  18. dhanes — 8/13/08 @ 5:43 pm

    Happy belated Jaden!

  19. Cynthia — 8/13/08 @ 8:20 pm

    Oh sweetie! What a lovely surprise! and to see your parents and brother too! Happy, happy birthday!

  20. luyanghapon — 8/15/08 @ 7:20 am

    hi steamy! sorry for the delayed greetings…happy, happy birthday! hope you enjoyed yourself. my son, as you know also celebrated his birthday the same day as yours and he too, got a surprise trip to the white, sandy beach here in the tropical islands of the philippines. happy birthday again!

  21. Jen Yu — 8/19/08 @ 2:51 pm

    Girlfriend! I was out of town with crappy connection, but wanted to wish you a happy belated bday! Looking fan-freaking-tabulous. You da woman!!! xxoo

  22. Dr. Biggles — 8/21/08 @ 5:29 pm

    No shit? Really? Mine is 8/8/64, we’re cool.

    Sorry, been off-planet for a while. Just too dang busy and now the school year is ramping up, no time!

    Happy Birthday !!!

  23. Pieg!rl — 8/30/08 @ 12:58 am

    Hi Jaden, What an auspicious day to have a birthday. All of Beijing was celebrating with you this year as well, haha! Glad you had a fabulous surprise/s! Happy belated birthday!

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