Monday, June 8, 2009


I had the silly little idea to ask friends and family to take pictures of themselves holding a sign saying “Happy Birthday Steve!” and then emailing me the pic so I could post it on our blog for Steve's birthday today. Well, the little idea became a big one! I should have known our creative clan would take this challenge and run with it! Happy Birthday honey and enjoy all your birthday wishes!

(Remember to click on the pics to enlarge and get a closer look! Also, if you sent me a pic and it's not posted, it's a complete accident. Last night I started to worry that I may miss someone since there were so many. If you don't see yours, email me asap and I'll make sure it gets up. I think I have them all though.)

Of course our families helped the cause…

Mom & Dad Santos
Joanne & Todd

Ryan, Suzy, Allie & Nala
Mom & Dad Heywood (and Jack Black and Michael Cera)
Jacob, Emma & Sophie (I like that the sign is down Jake's pants)

The pig chef that lives on the counter at my parent's house
Jim, Linda & Ethan
Kim, Jarod & Kevin

Lucy (of Death Scab for Scootie Fame)

And our friends came through big time!
Friends near...

Our old neighbors Andy, Emily & Sadie

I should have bet money that Andy would take this opportunity to get naked.Liz McMillan
Jeremy McMillan

Alex, Heather & Ella (who lovingly likes to call Steve "caca")
Nate, Courtney & Wednesday

Robyn (4-part series)

Shawn using some sort of nerdy internet acronym.

Aisley representing the Brian & Preston household
Judy & Amy
Moses representing the Ferney Fam
Annabelle representing the Aller Fam

Juliann & Brant
Lindsay & Justin
Thad (aka Tank) representing the Campbell Fam
The Elliotts
Chunk representing the Fitch Fam
Allie & Bradley
Rebecca & Derek
The Knell'sRich & Doug

And friends far...

Leslie & Keith from Los Angeles!!!
Doug from Salt Lake City!!!
The Bybee's from London!!!
Dan Fife, his nieces & nephew from LA!!!
Take 1
Take 2
Take 3
Take 4
Dan's nephew was very impressed that Steve surfs.
Dave from Culver City!!!
Emily from Salt Lake City!!!
Katie from Boston!!!
Michelle & her man from Philly!!! (you look so regal in that wig Misell!)
Lee from Salt Lake City!!!
Seth from somewhere on some ship in some ocean!!!
Wayne from Portland!!! (Wayne wanted you to know that this card cost him $20,000)
Greg & Judy from Salt Lake City!!!
Kersten (pronounced CARE-sten) and Tai (in spirit) from my bedroom Saturday night when Steve wasn't looking but actually from Salt Lake City!!!
Linny from Germany!!!
Patty from Germany!!!
Cooper from Germany!!!
Naomi & Fraser from Australia!!!
Lindsay from Seattle!!! (Scotch tape. Headlamps. Nice touch.)
Danny from Provo!!!
Bonnie from Manhattan!!!
And me. From San Francisco. Happy birthday honey! I love you!!!


Steve said...

Holy crap!!! Thanks everyone!!! I had no idea!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Steve!! Here's the backstory, btw.

Courtney said...

Happy birthday!!!

Shawn said...

It's your birthday?

michelle said...

Happy Birthday again Steve. If you didn't already know, you have a rad wife.

Suzy said...

That turned out sooo good! Happy Birthday STEVE!!

bex said...

oh, man. we know some creative people. way to have a birthday and make everyone prove it, steve!

k8 said...

this turned out so cute!! Happy happy birthday Steve!

Steve said...

Wow! I just re-read the post on our big computer. I am really impressed with everyone's hard work! Thank you so much!

Also, how popular am I?

julia said...

that is insane! and so creative. i love them all. happy birthday steve!

amyandseth said...

Happy Birthday Steve! Wow Betsy, what a creative idea. I love it! I might just have to copy it some day! I love all your creative friends too. Great Post