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birthday weekend recap with lots of pictures

So I didn’t get to run the race like I wanted, but you guys, I had a really awesome birthday weekend.

It started on Friday night with a MUCH NEEDED haircut and color.

Before & after! (I look angry in that first picture. Ha.)
(No idea why I look so angry in that first picture. Maybe because my hair was too long and annoying.)

Saturday morning- my actual birthday- I slept in (until 7:30! I KNOW! HOW SAD THAT I THINK OF THAT AS SLEEPING IN??!) and had a lazy breakfast with the girls and Dan. I even woke up with less snot and coughing than the previous two or three days, SO HOORAY! Then he took the girls to the neighborhood playground and I got the house to myself for like AN HOUR, and I didn’t even have to do any work! Instead, I watched tv. At 10am! It was so extravagant!

I also opened presents. To sum up: I got jewelry. Dan got me this beautiful necklace with the girls’ names and their birthstones.

What was in the tiny box Dan left out to taunt me :)

Maggie got me a singing Taylor Swift card and bunch of necklaces and earrings she picked out at Target. She… did a really good job, actually! She’s more stylish than me. heh.

Maggie got me a singing Taylor Swift card. She gave it to me last night, she was so excited!

Necklace from Maggie, she picked it out herself! Girl is more fashionable than her mama.

I spent the afternoon playing XBox while Audrey napped, Maggie was at a neighbor’s house playing, and Dan went to get a haircut. I also had fun watching our new deck being built. (It’s ALMOST done!!)

Another awesome part of this weekend

Totally unrelated to my birthday, but exciting nonetheless- my new stick vacuum was delivered on Friday so I got to use it on my birthday so it was kind of like a birthday present to myself which sounds lame but it’s okay because CLEAN FLOORS QUICKLY AND EASILY OMG.

Unintended birthday gift to myself! Ha

Saturday night Dan and I were able to sneak away for a bit while my mom watched the girls, and we caught a movie (American Reunion, was funny and gross and silly, perfect!) and then had an amazing dinner that included ridiculously good hummus, a caprese salad, and smoked gouda and cheddar macaroni and cheese with BACON.

I told you I was good at birthdays.

Then creme brulee for dessert, because COME ON.

And creme brulee.

And then we came home and I fell asleep on the couch before 10pm. Which isn’t really any different than any other night of the year!

Good to know 33 won’t change me TOO much.

9 Comments

  1. Erica
    @Polkadot_hippo

    Sounds perfect…. Congrats.

    Apr 17 10:33 am


  2. Dave (Scrumpy Daddy)
    @scrumpydaddy

    Despite the lack of the run, it sounds like it was a great day on which you made the most of what you had. A little bit of YOU time without a preplanned activity or kids begging your attention? Fabulous. :-)

    Happy 33rd!

    Apr 17 11:13 am


  3. I’m glad your birthday turned out so well, despite the change of plans. May 33 be your best year yet!

    Apr 17 12:23 pm


  4. What a perfectly lovely birthday! Happy 33!

    Apr 17 12:29 pm


  5. Melissa
    @sempremelissa

    Yay for birthdays! Hope 33 is a fantastic year for you. :)

    Apr 17 1:06 pm


  6. Jesabes
    @Jesabesblog

    I love that necklace!

    Apr 17 1:08 pm


  7. Michelle
    @notraisingbrats

    Happy belated birthday!

    Apr 17 1:23 pm


  8. Lea

    Happy Birthday! Adore your new jewelry!

    Apr 17 3:48 pm


  9. Maddy

    Happy Birthday…

    Apr 18 1:56 pm