Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Birthday Recap

I need to catch you up on the last two weekends, or what I would like to the think of as my birthday week.  The Saturday before last was my 31st Birthday! I would like to say at this point that it really hasn't been so bad being on this side of 30.  ;) 
We spent my actual birthday weekend celebrating with friends and family.  The Friday night was spent at a surprise birthday party for a great friend.  We have quite a few mutual friends, so it really was kind of like my birthday party too.  I'm sure he didn't mind sharing with me!  This is what I wore to the party:

The next morning, we went to brunch for bottomless mimosas with my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and two of our closest friends.   After brunch, we continued the day with my SIL and BIL.  It was a rainy day, so we did some shopping and continued to drink mimosas.  I also received the following free dessert to share with the table.  Mmmmm!  Let's just say the day continued from there with more drinks and more food and more drinks....

I have to also mention how absolutely spoiled I am too!  I didn't even have a birthday wish list this year, but I received some of the best gifts EVER!  Seriously, you guys all outdid yourselves!  Here's a snap of a few of my presents!
{TB boots, Kendra Scott Necklace, Wine Canteen, Lululemon Pants}
But the birthday fun didn't stop there.  Fast-forwarding to this past weekend, I went down to stay at my sister's for a night before we met up with our cousins and a fun group of girls for my cousin's bachelorette party.  Before leaving for the party, my adorable nieces had made a sign for me, sang me happy birthday, gave me the sweetest cards and made me birthday jello.  Jello for breakfast, why not?!  I didn't snap a picture of their spread for me (darn it), but it was the sweetest.
The rest of the day was spent lounging by this pool, taking in the view and partying it up Saturday night with my cousins. 

I've missed seeing these beautiful faces!
(from left to right: my sister, Ashley; my cousin, Jessica; Me; my cousin, Morgan; & my cousin, the bride-to-be, Angela)
I know so many of you are saying how ready you are for Fall and for the cooler weather to be here, but this gal is not so sure.  I mean I love that time of year, but I'm still enjoying the sunny weather and soaking up the sun!


  1. Happy Birthday!!!! Looks like it was awesome! You made out!

  2. what a wonderful birthday celebration!! was it the birthday traced with, cocoa powder?

    1. Hi Meg! Yes, it looks like it was cocoa powder! I don't think I tasted it. So cute, right?

  3. Happy belated birthday! And welcome to the 30's.

  4. What a fabulous celebration! Happy belated birthday!

  5. Yay! Happy belated birthday! Looks like a fantastic celebration!

  6. Well, Happy Belated Birthday to you! Your dress is adorable and what fun couple of weekends. Wish I was 31 again!

  7. You are right you did receive some wonderful gifts happy birthday!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  8. I'm with you where I'm excited for fall but really trying to absorb the last of Summer, because I know I'm going to miss it somethin awful when the cold weather hits!

    Happy Belated Birthday as well!

  9. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you got some awesome gifts. I turned 31 this year too- so far my 30s have been pretty good