Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recap - Birthday Edition

You wouldn't believe me that I had a refreshing and relaxing birthday weekend considering the stress-crater that popped up on my face on Tuesday, but I did. It was everything that I hoped my 27th birthday would be, minus a few key people and pets - each of which I was able to see over the weekend in one way or another.

The travel time that it takes to get to my guy is almost discouraging - but thankfully his handsome smiling face is always on the other side, even if my face was moody this time around when I was convinced that I'd lost my luggage upon arrival. 

I was almost delayed an entire day because of the cold weather and inclement weather that has swept the nation - but thankfully my parents are awesome and they got me to the Portland airport with enough time to catch a flight that was departing an hour earlier. Huge win - almond milk latte included!


What I love about the time that I spend out of town is that there's never any "agenda". It's no rules, no plans, no schedule - just relaxing, lounging and wondering why the heck I packed so many outfit options that ultimately come back home with me perfectly clean with just some crease-lines.

That's not all that we did - I also had the pleasure of meeting the guy's parents over four-hours of dinner and drinks, so I zipped up my brand new blue dress and curled my hair to make a first impression. That's right, four hours and would have loved to spend more time if we had it.

A few depressing things over the weekend included work for both of us and the first loss for his Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama (and yes, Melissa thank you for rubbing it in). I was there to console him as best as I could, but in the end all that would offer any kind of relief was pizza delivery and Netflix. Nothing like quality snuggle time with my guy.

On my birthday I woke to the start of a text message string that evolved into 27 reasons why my guy loves me, all scheduled with a timer and nothing pre-written. It's quite the work of art and I've re-read it more than 27 times since then if we're going to be honest. He says he's not thoughtful, but the emotional outpour along with matching stuffed animal snuggle buddies and two massage gift certificates to my favorite lady in Portland proved otherwise.

The other awesome part of the day was the hour Brian and I spent on a video call with mom, dad and the golden sisters.

There was also this, which was a pretty excellent PicMonkey creation by my mother if you ask me!


To cap off the night, my guy braved the 20-degree weather to grill our favorite dinner of steak, ahi tuna steak and sweet potatoes then treated me to the first hour of Pulp Fiction (which I still need to finish). I did my best to not burn down the house with the 27 burning candles that decorated my special cake.

Twenty-seven candles can sure light up a room! 


All in all, quite the perfect birthday weekend. Don't you agree?

16 comments

Kay R. said...

So happy for you babe! Sounds like a GREAT birthday!

P!nky said...

Awww yay, lady! So glad you had a great birthday, minus the travel woes! Your attitude is so refreshing and I love your optimism [must be why we get along so well]!

Hooray for meeting the parents, glad it went well, I bet you looked fabulous, too! And that cake looks super yummy. Love me some ahi tuna, you've got a great man, lady!

Haaaappppppyyy birthday, again! Love ya, lady!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

excellent! glad you had a fantastic birthday :)

Meagan said...

That puppy pic is adorable. :) Glad you got to spend some quality time with your man on your birthday! Sounds perfect. :)

Helene in Between said...

you have the best perspective! so glad you had a happy happy birthday :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

Your optimism rocks! That dog pic is seriously the BEST :) Glad you had a good birthday and spent some good time with your man!

alyssa said...

What an awesome birthday! Glad you enjoyed. Happy belated!

Melissa Suggitt said...

im so glad you had a special birthday :)

also....

ROLL TIDE!

Kenzie Smith said...

Aw I am so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday weekend ♥ You deserve the best!

Kristen said...

awww he's so sweet! glad to hear you had such a great day.
dont mean to make it about me, but every time you get down about the travel time, just think - it took me 24 hours and almost $2000 each time I wanted to see my man ;) lol just trying to make you feel better!

Nadine Lynn said...

Ahhhhh sounds like the perfect birthday weekend, minus the loss on the game...which I am sorry but not sorry about. (Alabama fan here :) )

So super thoughtful with the 27 reasons and the gifts! Happy Birthday girl!

BLovedBoston said...

Sounds like an absolutely perfect birthday weekend and sounds like he made it so special for you - whats not to love!! xo

Brittany said...

Sounds simply lovely!! I think twenty seven is going to be an amazing year for you :)

Kasey Lynne said...

STOP IT. He is so cute and I'm so glad that he treated you so well on your birthday weekend. You deserve it sista!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Obviously the dog picture wins all because... dogs. :)

Brooke said...

Sounds like a great birthday!! I love the text message idea. So cute!! I might have to steal that for my boyfriend's next birthday. I know what you mean about over-packing. In the end I always end up living in an outfit or two and then have a clean, but freshly wrinkled wardrobe when I get home! And nothing beats pizza delivery and Netflix!!