Friday, November 22, 2013

30th Birthday Recap

What an absolutely amazing birthday weekend I had!  I just finished uploading a bunch of pictures, so I can finally do a post!  I have to say - turning 30 isn't too shabby!  I was surrounded by family and friends all weekend long and it was perfect!

The celebrating started Friday night - we took the kids and met my Dad and Robbin for dinner at a restaurant none of us had been to before!  We ate at Cork & Cow and it was so yummy!  And the kids were so well-behaved - I was so proud!  Katie insisted on drinking her water from a wine glass :) She is a mess! 
 Saturday morning started with homemade French Toast in bed!  Brad got up and made it for me and then took the kids to pick up Hardee's so I could eat in peace and quiet - so perfect!
Not too long after that, his mom showed up to watch the kids!  Brad had planned for us to go have a picnic lunch somewhere since the weathermen had said it would be sunny and 66.  Well.  They were off - it was yucky and misty, so we didn't end up doing the picnic (plus I was so stuffed from my breakfast in bed).  We headed out and actually decided to go to the zoo.  They opened a kangaroo exhibit where you can walk around and if the kangaroos hop close to you, you can pet them!  The kids and I had been, but Brad wanted to see them.  So we went to the zoo childfree :)
It was the perfect afternoon to curl up under the covers - and that is just what I did!  The Auburn game came on, so I snuggled in to watch the game before I had to get ready for dinner!
Then Saturday night we ate at Saffire with some friends!  Brad actually planned the whole thing (not his favorite thing to do) - I bet he is glad that my birthday has come and gone - ha!  Here are the girls...
 And here is a group shot!  It was so much fun!  It also helped that Auburn beat Georgia at the very end of the game with an absolutely amazing play!  The guys were yelling and jumping around - it was hilarious!
 And here I am with Brad - I love this picture!
 Hard to believe I've been friends with these girls for so long - I have know Kara since first grade and Tanja since Kindergarten! 
Sunday morning, my actual birthday, we woke up and went to IHOP for breakfast - my favorite!  I know this probably looks terrible, but I love it - buttermilk pancakes with strawberry syrup :) Yummm!  And yes I had already started eating before I took this picture.  And yes I went a little overboard with the syrup.
After a relaxing day at home with the family (and opening a few presents), we headed to my mom's house for a birthday celebration with Brad's mom, aunt, and uncle, my mom and brother, my aunt and uncle, and my grandmother!  It was relaxed and just good to see everyone and visit!  Here is my delicious cake (yes - sugar overload between the pancakes and my cake! ha! You only turn 30 once!)...a mix of fun colors with an Auburn touch! 
 And me with my cake before we chopped it up and destroyed it!  Boy was it good!
 And a family shot at the celebration! 
 And last but not least, a picture with my mom.  And she kept her eyes open.  Amazing! :)
What a great weekend for sure.  I am so lucky to have such great family and friends to celebrate with!  Everyone made me feel so special and blessed.  So much to be thankful for!


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