Monday, October 17, 2011

My birthin' day

Thank you all for the birthday wishes Friday and into the weekend...I am giving you all a big virtual hug right now! Remember you have until today at 12p CST to enter my birthday giveaway! I thought last year would be hard to top but 23 has started off to be amazing :-). The festivities started out Thursday night when Jon insisted on giving me a small gift....


(Jon's current nickname for me is 'smoochie' and I've always called him Big Mister and Ernie is the Little Mister)

Inside the card was a memory card. Or that's what I thought it was. The plan was to go to lunch on Friday and then go buy my new camera (my mom ended up finding our camera in a package deal at Costco for $100 less than anywhere we'd seen) so I was confused. I asked Jon, "wait I thought the camera package came with a memory card, what is this?". And he was like "oh duh I forgot something!" and went to the man cave. He came back carrying a big ole' wrapped box...


After lots of research and test shooting, we bought the Canon EOS 60D with the 18-200mm lens. I am in LOVE. This is my first DSLR camera and I am blown away by the quality of the images. Get ready for some kick ace pictures on the blog (speaking of that, I need to find a cute squishy baby to practice taking pictures of...Ernie looks the same in all his pictures haha). 

We cooked a yummy dinner, played around with my camera and Jon said he had one more surprise for me. If you follow me on twitter you'd know that we are obsessed with Yogurtland Froyo. We literally pass at least 3 froyo places on the drive to YL but it is worth it. So...froyo obsession has now shifted to Ben & Jerrys


I worked from home on Friday (my actual birthday) and was treated to a delicious breakfast of pumpkin French toast and scrambled eggs.


Oh and I almost forgot to show my birthday present from Mr. Ernie


(our 5th Tervis Tumbler!! If you've never heard of them, grab a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon and go NOW! My grandparents have used them for years, my parents always use them and now Jon and I are starting our collection)

Unfortunately when you are an adult, you have this pesky thing called work that gets in the way of birthdays. Jon had a lot going on and spent most of the day on con calls in the man cave. I got to work and simultaneously catch up on Ellen, Private Practice and 19 kids and counting...perfect right? We a yummy lunch from Qdoba (like Chipotle but BETTER!) and hit the gym after work. Oh and my parents and brother came by to drop off their pup for the weekend (they went to the Auburn/Florida game to see our family friend, Philip Lutzenkirchen play! War eagle!).

That evening we went to Maggiano's with two of my best friends and their hubbies. I'd never been to Maggiano's but holy buckets. We left with literally 10lbs of to-go food. We did the "meal for 2" which was $40 and included an appetizer (calamari), 2 entrees, a dessert and 2 MORE ENTREES TO TAKE HOME. Needless to say, we have been eating delicious Italian food for breakfast. It was seriously such a fun dinner. 



(pumpkin cheesecake)

Leah made me an adorable cookie bouquet and gave me some must have baking gear (since I have been living in the baking stone ages). You have to go check out her blog NOW!


And look at this to die for necklace Mary ordered for me. I can't wait to wear this puppy (muhahahaha)


The evening ended at a fun bar (not downtown, thank God) called Sherlocks. Jon knows how much I have been wanting to see an 80s cover band and guess who was playing?! An 80s cover band! It was seriously a BLAST! Even though I was a wee one in the 80s, I can still appreciate the awesome and awesomely bad music. I even ran into some high school friends (hi Katy, Ashlee & Allison!) and teachers haha. I didn't want to bring in my 20lb camera so this is the only shot I got inside, thanks to Justin. 

Don't stop. Believin'.


Saturday was one of the best days of my life. Want to know why? We woke up at 10a, ate some leftover pasta and proceeded to stay in our PJs all day. The only time I left the house was to take the pups for a walk. We watched some murder mystery shows, some House Hunters, ate pasta again, made pumpkin cookies, ate more pasta, finished off the ice cream. Holy smokes I need to have more days like that. What's crazy is we ended up staying up until 1am which is unlike us for a night at home. 

Since I was a lazy ass on Saturday, I woke up Sunday refreshed and ready to be productive. We went to early church (which by the way was so beautiful. Pastor John talked about 'what's the big deal with prayer?'. Prayer is what brought my husband and me together. It works). We went to the gym, grabbed gyros for lunch and did some stuff around the house. Me= crafts and a vlog for tomorrow, Jon=Fantasy Football.

Again, I cannot thank my family and friends (blog friends included!) for making me feel so special on my birthday. I received so many thoughtful messages and gifts, this birthday will be hard to top. 

What did you guys do this weekend??

24 comments:

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers said...

Yay, such a fun night! I'm glad we didn't do a close-up of the cookies. They look much better at this distance (like a Monet). We've managed to polish off our leftovers from Friday's dinner and have the other 2 dinners in the freezer. SO MUCH FOOD.

Mrs. T said...

Aww, that sounds so fun!!! Wish I could have joined in on your festivities!! Sucks being a friend that can never be involved! lol... congrats on the camera! can't wait to see pics!!!! and the vlog!! LOV yoUUUU!!!!!

Amanda said...

yay!! i LOVE sherlocks i've gone for my birthday since 21 and they always have a killer band! this year i'm having my friends band play! so glad you had a great time! maggianos is uh-mazing :) can't wait to see the new pics and the vlog!! xoxo love you girl!

Kaycie- Redhead Memories said...

YAY! Your camera looks awesome! I can't wait to see the pictures! I'm getting my first DSLR in a month or two, too! SO beyond excited.

Lauren Gardner said...

Just found your blog and I am LOVIN it! New follower!

Jenna said...

Awesome camera! Looks like you had a super fun birthday! Question - how do those tumblers do in the dishwasher? Do they get cloudy looking?

Amy @ amy day to day said...

Sounds like such a fun birthday! i'm so excited for you to use your new camera!

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you had such a lovely birthday weekend! I should have told you that costco is the place to go for dslr package deals... we got ours there too!
AND, a word to the wise, ask for the canon 50mm 1.8 for christmas. You will not be sorry!

Bon Bon said...

What a perfect day of birth celebration! You definitely were feeling the love:-) Hooray! xoxo

Ashlyn said...

so what beer did you drink in my honor!? it better of been a good one ;) haha

well it looks at those you had a fabulous birthday weekend! love all the pictures & esp that card to "mrs smoochie hart." hahaha Nick & I have so so so many nicknames I could write a book!

btw you are gorgeous girl! xxoo.

Mason's Mama said...

I am so happy that you had such a great birthday! You deserve it!!

Christina Marie said...

Happy that you enjoyed your birthday! I've been wanting that same camera as well.... I died of jealousy just a little bit :)

Amanda said...

YAYAYAYAY! I'm going to write you a novel back because...I heart you like woah!

1. Looks like you had a birthday blast!
2. I love what Big Mister and Little Mister got you for your birthday. now, let's see some pictures stat!
3. You look absolutely gorgeous. I bet you could be a model too ;)

So glad you had a great birthday celebration weekend!

Amanda C. said...

What an awesome birthday weekend. I love the birthday ice cream.

Jen said...

sounds like such a perfect and amazing birthday weekend! and you deserved it all!! I wish all us blog friends could have had a big birthday party together for you... how fun would that have been?! :-)

Amanda said...

Looks like you had an awesome birthday!!!!!

Erin said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday! You looked so pretty going to dinner and I cannot get enough of Ernie! :) I love lazy days like that. :)

little miss southern love. said...

Sounds like a great birthday! And that saturday sounds a lot like mine was. Nothing better than lazy days with your love :)

xoxo.

Tara said...

That necklace is adorable, and the cheesecake looks divine!

Kylee said...

saw you on courtney's sponsor post :) k i'm obsessed with fro yo too! I work at Yogurtland and completely agree that it IS the BEST :]

And I'm super jealous of the Canon 60D! I'm practically drooling. I have one of the rebel series and I love it, but I've been wanting to upgrade..what camera did you have previously? I'm excited for you!

Kiley said...

happy belated! glad you had such a wonderful time. :) and that necklace is TOO CUTE.

Kristy said...

Looks like you had a GREAT birthday!!!! LOVE the canon!!! I'm a Canon girl too, and absolutely LOVE it!!! Happy belated birthday, pretty girl!!!!

Krista said...

Glad to hear you had such a great birthday celebration! I hate when people take the "its just another day" attitude. Life is to be celebrated! So Happy Happy Belated Birthday my dear ;)

ashlee nicole said...

it was so good to see you, ruthie! glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday!

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