Sunday, December 20, 2009


I had the most incredible surprise of my life last night. I truly had no idea the party was planned and I was genuinely confused the moment I walked through the door. To be surrounded by friends and family... it was overwhelming.

I owe a big THANK YOU to Dev, my sister Kim and Patrick, my folks, Lily and Dru - you schemers!, my relatives and all of my amazing friends I've grown to know and love all of these years. I'm the luckiest person in the world having you all in my life.

I turn 40 next week... I've had mixed feelings about it. This past year, I've talked with Dev and Kim about the feelings I had about how silly it seemed to do 'Stumpytown' in my 'old age'. They both have been unbelievably supportive and encouraging... I feel embarrassed that thought had crossed my mind.

My husband and friends created a Stumpytown Tribute show for me! I cannot believe they did this. I was blown away. I still am speechless...

Augie Pagan

Brian Patenaude

Dave Mazak

Dev, My other half

Ed Pun



Gene Blakefield

Lawrence Ruelos

Memo Diaz

Suzanne Kaufman

Thank you to everyone for an amazing birthday. I will never forget it. You have no idea how much it meant to me too see you all there last night. I LOVE YOU ALL!

Dev, Kim & Patrick... THANK YOU SO MUCH.

And mah, I can't believe you baked all of those cookies! (actually, I can. Ah, childhood memories.) Christy, thank you for the beautiful and insanely delicious German Chocolate cake... I'm still eating it!