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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

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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

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OMG…the surprises keep on coming…


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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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JADEN,

    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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