Monday, March 1, 2010

An Amazing Birthday!!!

My 26th Birthday was def the best birthday yet! On friday the hubby took me out to an amazing restaurant. There was a little bit of a wait when we arrived so we ordered drinks at the bar. I had two pomegranate martini's and M had two 7&&'s. Needless to say before we were seated we were a bit tipsy!
We enjoyed an appetizer of calamari followed by a yummy steak dinner. After dinner we went to blockbuster to go rent some movies but finding none we returned home. I was still feeling my martini's and am ashamed to admit I passed out at 9:30!

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and headed to work. Two of my client's canceled for the day so I hurried home to start getting ready for our party. Instead of cooking out we bought stuff to make subs and various chip dips. I even bought some 30 decorations for the hubby since we were having a joint party and he had a little mid life crisis moment. He recovered nicely, agreed to let me hang up the decorations and even helped me clean.

Our party was a lot of fun. It's always hard being the host and hostess and having different groups of people over but we managed it well. I wish I would have had more time to just chat with my girlie friends but there were a few of my hubby's co-worker's wives that I felt I needed to make an effort to get to know. Oh well, that's why my friends and I are having a girl's night later on this week!
Sunday I went to the dog park with some of my friends and then went shopping to use some of the gift cards I got as day gifts!!

Here is what I received for my bday
From my parents I received a $100.00 gift card to victoria secrets and purchased this swimsuit


Now my goal is to look as good in this swimsuit as the model

From my parent's I also received a few chamilia charms for charm bracelet. My mom had given me a chamilia bracelet two christmases ago and to be honest I didn't like it. I thought it was tacky. I wore it just so I wouldn't hurt my mom's feelings but I didn't think it was my style. However, I realized how much the bracelet meant to my mom and realized that this bracelet will be something I will have forever. I think I even shocked her when I asked for some new charms. So from my parent's i received a crown charm since I am still their little princess, a heart charm and a diamond ring charm

From my brother I received the movie Couple's Retreat and the book Big Girl by Danielle Steel

From my hubby I received a $50.oo hobby lobby gift card, a $50.00 forever 21 gift card and a flip flop charm and a bigger diamond ring charm for my chamilia bracelet.

From my girlfriend's I received an awesome smelling candle from bath and body works, this dress from express



a target giftcard which I already spent on a cute summer dress and an ulta giftcard!
One of my friend's whose hubby is deploying along with M, bought me tickets to see Three Days Grace in concert. The concert is a day before my 2 year wedding anniversary so she is now my anniversary date!!

With my ulta gift card I bought some new makeup. I used to wear bare essentials and then switched to Bobbi Brown. Since there is now Bobbi Brown here in fayetteville I tried out Mac foundation. However I wanted to try something new. I went in to Ulta and the women told me about this new makeup called Amazing cosmetics that is even better than Bare Essentials. I decided to check it out and wore it today for the first time and loved it. It's so light and natural feeling!!

All in all I had an amazing birthday but what made it so special was the fact that the hubby was here to spend it with me!!

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful birthday!! Post pics from the party!!

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  2. Glad you had such a good birthday...looks like you got some great stuff! I would love to hear more about this Amazing cosmetics make-up...I have heard other people say it's good too!

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  3. Glad you had such a great birthday! Gift cards are the best for birthday gifts... you can pick out whatever you want!

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  4. Wow! What a great b-day. I can tell that you love to shop :) and your friends have great taste. that dress is gorgeous!

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  5. Sounds like a great bday, I'm glad you both had fun : )

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  6. That swimsuit is ridiculously sexy! Get it girl!

    I'm so glad you had such a fun birthday weekend!

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  7. What an amazing birthday! Love both the bathing suit AND the dress! Your charm bracelet sounds lovellyyy :)

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend and that you got a lot of awesome presents! Glad you could spend this time with the hubby.

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  9. Happy Birthday girl! Awesome gifts!!! I know how ya feel about having different groups together, it can sometimes be so weird to mingle different "groups" of friends! I'm sure did amazing and everyone had a great time!

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  10. Aw it sounds like your Birthday was amazing girlie I Love the dress and swim suit...

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  11. Sounds like a great birthday weekend. You really racked up on great gifts!

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  12. Sounds like an AWESOME birthday! My 26th was the best yet too :-) I agree, it's a little hard to host and have the party about you too. You sure got some great presents too and bought some fun stuff! Hope your day is going well!

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  13. Wow! That's a great birthday!

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  14. what fun! sounds like you CLEANED UP on birthday gifts :)

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds you like you are one well loved lady! You received some amamzing gifts!

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  16. Yay for birthdays, I'm so glad yours was good.
    Don't you just LOVE gift cards. They are so great! I like each and every store you got your gift cards for. Have fun. I bet you can find all sorts of good things at all of those places.
    What a nice family you have.

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  17. Yay!! It sounds like you had an AMAZING birthday! Super fun :)

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  18. You made out great for your birthday! Glad you had a good birthday celebration!

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