Sep 23, 2009

25 Wishes


Hi Ocean Dreamers! Thanks for your early birthday wishes yesterday, can't believe today I am 25! That means I am a quarter of a century old. Yikes!!

Well, remember when I told you yesterday that I would back to tell you about my surprise? Well, let's see if you can guess it by looking at the pictures before I reveal it.

On Saturday morning my dad woke me up at the crack of dawn. I already knew we were traveling somewhere and that it was a surprise, but I had no idea where. Four hours later we arrived at one of the most beautiful locations I have ever been to. At my {surprise} I had this view. I was in awe of God's beauty.

That should of given you a big clue of what the surprise was. Here's another picture to help you solve the mystery. Let's just say this was a view outside the window of where I stayed.
Still puzzled? Yeah, I was too, believe me. All I knew was I couldn't keep my eyes away from this beautiful river. I felt so at peace here with my dad, brother, and mom. It was the best birthday celebration ever to enjoy the nature with my family.

When my family and I got to this location this man was there giving them keys. My parents were talking to him and my mom asked me if I had figured out what was going on. I had no idea. I thought that we were just staying for the night in a beautiful log home by the river. Or I thought that we were staying in one of my parent's friends' home by the river. I was completely puzzled...are you?!

Well, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. My parents PURCHASED, yes I mean purchased a log cabin overlooking the river, near Yellowstone National Park in Idaho. Everything about it is a dream come true for me. About a month ago my parents had mentioned that they were looking for a retirement home for them in the future. Well, when they went searching near Yellowstone {the cabin is in Idaho near the border} they fell in love with this cabin and now it is ours!!!! Apparently river front homes are rare and this one happened to be sold with its furniture, which made it a deal my parents could not pass up. This has been the best present I have ever received. My dad calls it his little slice of heaven. I couldn't agree more.

I was able to stay at our new cabin for a night before we went back to our home in Utah. I wanted to stay longer! Hopefully if the weather is good we will drive back and spend Thanksgiving at my family's new cabin. Until then I will have dreams of this beautiful place. My 25 wishes definitely came true. I'll be back with another post to show you the interior of the log cabin and some of my other weekend adventures!

Happy hump day! Tonight I will be celebrating my birthday with my lovely friends at BJ's {avocado egg rolls here I come} and then I'm off to spend quality time with Big Kiddo! Hope you have a lovely day!

XOXO!

56 comments :

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it's a fabulous one! And wow, the view from your parent's place is beautiful.

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  2. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND CONTINUE TO BE FABULOUS!!!

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  3. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIERRA!!!

    you are one lucky girl. i am so jealous! that cabin house is GORGEOUS!!! this is like the best gift ever. now let's see if we can convince your family to let us have a blogger retreat out there ;)

    have a fabulous day today!

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  4. aw happy birthday!!! I hope its absolutely wonderful!<333

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  5. Happy birthday, gorgeous!!!! This place looks like a dream, so beautiful and peaceful. x

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday Love!!!

    I hope you have a fantabulous and sweet one just like yoooou! :)

    & that cabin is BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so excited for you!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. happy b-day.enjoy your first day of a 365 days journey:)

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  9. Happy Birthday darling! I am glad that you had such a wonderful birthday, the cabin looks amazing!

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  10. Wow! That is a great surprise. Thanksgiving in that cabin will be SO much FUN!

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  11. Happy, happy birthday!! That cabin looks amazing...that's so great!

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  12. Happy bday!!! And what an amazing place to be able to vacation at! So awesome!

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  13. Happy Birthday, sweetie!!!

    And oh my gosh, how EXCITING! I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm with Mayra on the blogger retreat idea ;-)

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  14. omg! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! congrats on your new little place!! ah that's so exciting! have a great day beautiful, you deserve it! let us know how all the bday festivities go :) love u!! ps im totally listening to the new colbie caillat cd right now and i thought of you

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! OOo looks like that was soo much fun!! Congrats! It looks beautiful!! have an wonderful day!!

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!

    That is definitely a slice of heaven, how exciting!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and have all the wishes your sweet heart desires. xx

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  17. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

    Wow, the view is stunning. And thats so cool that your parents bought that. I'd be so great to have a log cabin that you could also call your home!

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  18. Happy birthday, girl! And what a place to celebrate.!!

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  19. WOW! I've never been to a place like this, so beautiful. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!

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  20. Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to you!!! And oh my... that cabin is unreal. Wow!!! What an incredible surprise!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday Sierra!!!

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  22. It sounds like your birthday is going really well so far! What a great cabin. Have fun with Big Kiddo! Happy birthday to you!!!1

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  23. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful surprise, that place is A.maz.ing.

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  24. Happy Birthday dear lady!! The cabin is so amazing :) that is totally cool that your parents bought it! I am glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks for all the running encouragement! have a wonderful day!

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  25. Happy Birthday sweetheart!!! WOW a real life cabin! HOW AWESOME!!!

    I hope you have a great night celebrating!

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  26. HAPPPY BIRTHDAY SIERRA!! We are almost the same age! I turn 25 in Feb! Your parents log cabin is beautiful! Looks like you had a great time! I am so happy for you! Enjoy your bday, you deserve it!!! :)
    Oh and the avacado egg rolls, yum!

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  27. Happy Birthday! I hope you had the best birthday ever! =]

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  28. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday gorgeous! I wish you the best of days!!

    Oh and your new log cabin is probably the greatest thing I have ever seen... ever... ever, ever!

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  29. happy birthday! hope that you have had a great day :) the log cabin is awesome and the view couldn't be better!

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  30. Oh my Sierra, heaven on earth for sure - happy, happy birthday dear girl!!! Also...I know this is awfully late and I'm sure I passed 'fashionably late' about 2 weeks ago :> but I wanted to say THANK YOU for your giveaway necklace & lip gloss. I absolutely LOVE them!!!

    Laura
    xo

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  31. Happy birthday lovey!!!! xoxo

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  32. My darling Dreamer that sounds like the best birthday EVER! What a beautiful family you have and what wonderful times you will have in that totally gorgeous cabin. I'm so looking forward to seeing more photo's.

    My warmest birthday wishes are sent across the oceans to you.
    xoxo

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  33. HAPPY B-DAY HAVE A FABULOUS AND FUN TIME!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  34. aghhh i can't believe i am late on this!! happy happy birthday! and wow...anytime you want to take me to the lake, let me know. ;)

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  35. Happy birthday! What a beautiful surprise. Hope you all enjoy it in the best of health :D

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  36. Happy B-Day beautiful...the cabin is lovely and the view spectacular...maybe some cold winter nights with the boyfriend there in front of the fireplace? I am sure autumn will be spectacular.

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  37. wow the picture is just awesome... very fantastic.. happy birthday to you...

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!!! Best Wishes for you and your family in your lovely cabin. I hope you and your family spend many healthy, happy and wealthy years in the cabin. Enjoy!!

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  39. happy
    happy
    HAPPY
    happy
    birthday!!!

    and WOW!!! so exciting! your parents purchased a beautiful house overlooking such a wonderful view.

    you lucky girl!!!

    mwaaaa

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  40. HAPPY BDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing present! You're going to have so much fun staying there. Glad you had such a great bday. :) I did have fun at the beach. I'll be posting pictures soon! Thanks for the comment! :)

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  41. Hope your birthday was amazing! And yes, feel totally free to use that sidebar image!
    xoxo

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  42. Happy Happy b-day! It's so cool that our b-days are only 2 days apart from each other! =) Hope you had a wonderful day!

    xo
    Sophie

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  43. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And that cabin is so gorgeous and lovely and peaceful and... can i please visit? ha life is so hectic, it's nice to see it calm down!

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  44. I knew it! Wow, just WOW. That is amazing. I am so excited for you guys! And even more excited that you had such a wonderful, magical 25th birthday. Happy belated! I suck at remembering birthdays, so I apologize for that! When we finally meet, whatever we do is on me in honor of your special day. :)

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  45. Happy Late birthday - That place looks gorgeous!!!!

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  46. I'm a new follower and I LOVE your blog. It's sooo cute! Happy Birtday to you. Your family's new cabin is beautiful.

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  47. Happy Birthday!!! Love your surprise! Oh what fun you will have in Idaho.

    I am tickled pink for you. Enjoy your weekend xxx

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  48. happy happy birthday! sorry this is so so late!! eee! but i hope you had an amazing day honey!

    and WOW how absolutely gorgeous is that log cabin. i cant tell you how much i dream of a cabin like that too. i want one

    please please post more photos. i would just die

    xx

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  49. Happy Birthday!!!
    That river lined with long grass is so beautiful! I'm sure you will have many wonderful times there.
    -indigo

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  50. Oh- okay.. now I see that amazing cabin is near Yellowstone!
    Lucky you for having that to go to now! Glad you had a great birthday!!! Sorry I am late with your birthday wishes.

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