Thursday, June 2, 2011

Birthday Weekend Extravaganza

We had a pretty big weekend this Memorial Day Weekend....maybe because it was someone's birthday...uhh, THIS someone. And by this I mean, ME! But before the birthday extravaganzas started, my friend got married on Friday, and I was so lucky to be a bridesmaid. I didn't get too many pictures because I spent a good portion of the day wrapped in a blanket because dinner was outside and it was freezing. The little cottage where she had her reception was darling, and they decorated it really nice.
 Her reception ended rather early, so Hal and I went to the movies and saw Water For Elephants. I had just read the book, and Hal was 2/3 of the way through it. He told me that his summer as a carnie is forever romanticized now. The movie was pretty good. They didn't have super great chemistry, and the changed some things at the end that didn't really need to be changed, but I bet you would like it if you hadn't read the book first.

On Sunday we had my family birthday party! Yay! Now Hal and I have a huge dinosaur sheet cake from Costco that it very slowly getting eaten. You want some cakes, pie or cupcakes? Come on over! I got some great stuff that I'm sure I can use in Cambodia, and I got a pair of boat shoes that I've been wanting for literally years.

My mother in law scored these amazing vintage dresses and told me I could have whatever I liked. I took home 4 amazing vintage dresses. Seriously amazing. Funny thing? I'm a size 2, and all of those dresses that I tried on from the 40s and 50s said size 13 on them and they fit me perfectly. Isn't it crazy how much the sizing has changed?

On Monday we continued the celebration by going to the Hoogle Zoo with some friends and my sister's kids. My sister's kids really like the Zoorassic animatronic dinosaurs they have at the zoo right now. They were seriously impressed/scared of the life size T-Rex they have.
Our friends that went to the zoo with us were so nice and took us out to dinner for my birthday! We went to a place called Eva. SO good. We were all really impressed with what we got. It's Mediterranian/ tapas, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was down right good. I loved the white pizza and the spinach gnocchi.
For my actual birthday I had to teach my ESL class. So I made the most delicious cupcakes to bring to class. I only had one student, but she was so nice and brought donuts to celebrate my birthday!

My favorite part of my birthday? When Hal came into my work to bring me these:
Thank you to everyone to who took the time to wish my a happy birthday!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time and happy belated birthday!

Anonymous said...

Aww, Sam... happy belated birthday! Glad you had a great one. :)

P.S. That is super sweet that your student brought you donuts. :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like an eventful weekend :) Here's to a great week ahead as well!

Renée said...

Happy belated birthday, it sounds like you had an amazing weekend!


Amy Hansen said...

Glad you had a good birthday!!

Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So glad you had a good weekend, and Birthday!! So glad we're almost birthday twins! :) :)


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad you had a great Birthday!!!! Happy Belated Birthday!

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