Sunday, July 28, 2013

i love birthdays

Today is my 31st birthday and I have to say, turning 31 was much easier for me.  For some reason, I had a hard time with 30.  I've gotten over it these past 12 months and today really just felt like any other year! 
Last night my girlfriends came over and we took a moment for a photo op before we all hopped in Kelly's minivan for our night out.  Just call us the mom squad!  I was just excited to be going out with adults in an outfit that wasn't my daily "mom" clothes and possibly even in style (thanks to my friend Beth for jazzing me up in a bubble necklace and some Jack Rogers (well they were look alikes, but that's good enough for me)!

I chose the Wine Loft because I LOVE their crab cake sliders.  The wine and champagne flight were an added bonus!

We had planned to get cupcakes for dessert because the Wine Loft serves cupcakes from a local cupcake bakery, but the day's choices didn't appeal to us so we went to a fun dessert place called Shindigz.  It was SO good and the servings were huge! 

The celebration continued today with family.  After church, we went to our usual lunch with Jason's family and then both of our families came to our house for cake and ice cream/banana splits.  Tonight we went to P.F. Chang's with my parents and my Nanny.  I just love P.F. Chang's and we don't go often so it was quite a treat!   
I had a wonderful weekend celebrating my special day with the people who mean the most to me!  I couldn't have asked for a better birthday.  Thanks to everyone who made it so special.  I love you all.  Speaking of "love", I told Jason the only thing I wanted for my birthday was for Emmy to say "love you".  She says "bless you" and "thank you", but never "love you".  I've been working on it to no avail.  Tonight as we were getting the kids ready for bed, I asked Emmy to say "love you" and as clear as day, she said "love you".


Melissa said...

How sweet! Emmy is such a smart girl. Looks like you had a fantastic birthday!

A Wedding Story said...

What a sweet post! I think we should also celebrate 1/2 birthdays in the same manner. Just saying!!

Shipley Mommy said...

What fun! So glad you had an awesome birthday--you deserve it!