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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. kat — 8/8/08 @ 11:11 am

    Have a wonderful birthday, Jaden! Big hug from Osaka!

  2. kate — 8/8/08 @ 11:28 am

    Hiya Jaden … Happy Birthday ! Hope you have a wonderful day, and how sweet of hubby dearest !

  3. Frank — 8/8/08 @ 11:29 am

    Vegas? He was just there! Is this a present for you, or for him?

    :-D

    Happy Birthday, Jaden, and have fun!

  4. Jandi — 8/8/08 @ 11:31 am

    Happy Birthday and have a great trip! Interesting, isn’t it, that Scott chose Las Vegas, scene of his recent poker triumph?!? Get tickets to LOVE, the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show…it is amazing. Love the video updates…keep sending. (Good luck at the table, Scott!)

  5. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!! Have fun!!!!!! Enjoy yourself, and relax!!!

  6. Sig — 8/8/08 @ 11:40 am

    Happy birthday Jaden… Vegas, wow, best place in the world to celebrate a birthday…. Have fun!!!!

  7. A birthday surprise!! Yay for Jaden! Happy Birthday!!

  8. Nichelle — 8/8/08 @ 11:44 am

    Happy Birthday Jaden! Enjoy Vegas!

  9. Silvia — 8/8/08 @ 11:50 am

    Happy Birthday Jaden!! :-D

  10. cindy — 8/8/08 @ 11:57 am

    happy birthday, jaden! have tons of fun!

  11. Danny — 8/8/08 @ 12:05 pm

    Hello! Jaden … Happy Birthday !

  12. Annie — 8/8/08 @ 12:09 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaden! How wonderful and romantic to be surprised like that.

  13. Miss T — 8/8/08 @ 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  14. patsyk — 8/8/08 @ 12:30 pm

    How cool is that? Ok, I am really jealous! Do tell where you got to go on your mystery trip so that I can properly bug MY hubby to take me away! :)

  15. sharon — 8/8/08 @ 12:30 pm

    What a sweetie! Have fun and hope you have good luck in Vegas!

  16. Lilie — 8/8/08 @ 12:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  17. bruleeblog — 8/8/08 @ 12:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m so envious; I loved the food in Vegas.

  18. marion — 8/8/08 @ 12:55 pm

    whaow :)
    Have a great birthday Jaden !!!! Enjoy !!!!!

  19. FREAKIN’ AWESOME HUBBY YOU GOT THERE!!!!

    Ya’ll have fun!

  20. wookie — 8/8/08 @ 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    We love going to Vegas for all the fantastic restaurants!
    The last time we went our restaurant budget was more
    than any other aspect of the trip (more than room, more than gambling).
    Eat tons and report every dish!

  21. Richard — 8/8/08 @ 1:25 pm

    Have a very happy birthday and enjoy your trip!

  22. Carrie Hasson — 8/8/08 @ 1:26 pm

    Yay for good husbands! Happy Joyous Birthday Jaden! Enjoy all of that fun time with your husband and celebrate you, each other, and all of your hard work! Cheers~~

  23. PatriciaW — 8/8/08 @ 2:21 pm

    Coming out of lurkdom to wish you a very happy birthday!

  24. Nicisme — 8/8/08 @ 2:50 pm

    Oooooh, wonder where you are off to?
    Happy Birthday, have fun!!

  25. brilynn — 8/8/08 @ 2:54 pm

    Sounds like it will be a birthday to remember, have a good one Jaden!

  26. Keith — 8/8/08 @ 3:07 pm

    let me get this straight…. the poker pro is taking you to Vegas…. who’s birthday is this anyways? haha.. just kidding… happy birthday! and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

  27. Carolyn Jung — 8/8/08 @ 4:23 pm

    What a guy! And what a great birthday surprise. Can’t wait to hear what kind of birthday cake you celebrate with, too. ;)

  28. Kathy — 8/8/08 @ 4:26 pm

    HAPPY B=DAY TO YOU!

    Lucky you…I really fancy going to Vegas. He just could not pass up the chance of a gamble on the luckiest day of the year now could he?!

    Have a BRILLIANT time.

    P.S. I think you’re in Beijing really….I’m sure it was you walking along at the opening ceremony holding one corner of the Olympic flag!

  29. Cler — 8/8/08 @ 5:03 pm

    Happy Birthday and lots of fun!!

  30. Barb — 8/8/08 @ 5:12 pm

    Oooh, going to Vegas and on such an auspicious day!! I don’t have to say good luck. :D

    Happy Birthday!!

  31. Judy T — 8/8/08 @ 5:25 pm

    Happy birthday, and hope you have fun on your mystery trip!

  32. Here’s hoping you hit the jackpot! Have a happy one, Jaden!

  33. Bebett — 8/8/08 @ 5:43 pm

    Hi Jaden! Happy, Happy Birthday To You!!!! Awww, your husband is soooo sweet!

  34. Haley W. — 8/8/08 @ 6:48 pm

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful trip!

  35. Audrey — 8/8/08 @ 7:19 pm

    Hey there Jaden! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have lots of fun. Look forward to hearing all about the celebration. What fantastic birthday day date!
    -audrey

  36. Vitor Hugo — 8/8/08 @ 7:51 pm

    Yay! Happy Birthday! :D Or how I like to say: Happy Tree Day, :)

  37. courtney — 8/8/08 @ 8:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaden. Have a blast in Vegas!

  38. keropokman — 8/8/08 @ 8:32 pm

    Wishing you a very very Happy Birthday!

  39. GCS — 8/8/08 @ 11:03 pm

    Happy Day! Enjoy.

  40. Tartelette — 8/8/08 @ 11:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaden! Enjoy your little excursion!

  41. Hi Jaden! Happy Birthday, hope I am not too late. Just finished watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony and it was spectacular. Anyway, have a great time in LV. I was there with my hubby in July and we stayed at MGM too. We saw the David Copperfield show, it was ok and of course a Cirque du Soleil show. Enjoy! Drink lots of water!!

  42. Happy Birthday! Wow, a surprise trip!
    (I love the dorkiness/geekiness, by the way. Teehee.)

  43. Lynn — 8/9/08 @ 1:19 pm

    What an awesome birthday surprise! Have a wonderful time. Happy birthday!

  44. Nate — 8/9/08 @ 1:57 pm

    Jaden,

    OMG! I am sooo thrilled and thankful!

    I am indebted to you.

  45. Gertrude — 8/9/08 @ 2:09 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaden. Have a wonderful trip in Las Vegas with your family!!

  46. Wookie — 8/9/08 @ 2:17 pm

    Oh! You’re staying at the MGM Grand! Haha, that’s where we’ve stayed the last two times! That’s why Nobhill is for dinner tonight!

  47. Wookie — 8/9/08 @ 2:18 pm

    Is there still flooding in LV?

  48. carmen — 8/9/08 @ 4:19 pm

    awww – that’s so very sweet! glad you get to spend your birthday with your family in las vegas – have a blast!!

  49. Susan — 8/9/08 @ 4:19 pm

    Jaden…ok that surprise thing with your parents just made me cry!! How awesome is that!!!

  50. Jeena — 8/9/08 @ 5:33 pm

    Happy Birthday! :-)

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