My Birthday Weekend

My birthday weekend was certainly one for the books! If you popped by on Friday, I put up a little post that gave a brief glimps into my birthday morning. The day got off to a rocky start. But, by the end of the weekend we made a turn for the better and I had a great few days celebrating with my loved ones!

 

Friday

I woke up to some beautiful flowers and my favorite vanilla bean scones from my boys. Later in the morning, my latte arrived via my sister. Yum! IMG_9307.JPG

For my birthday, Phil gifted me a day at the spa. However, I am planning to cash that gift in at my favorite spa when we are up north for the Christmas holiday. So for my actual birthday the plan was for Phil to stay home in the morning so I could have a few hours to myself for a trip to the gym, Starbucks and a nice long shower.

Unfortunately everything went awry when I awoke only to find my computer had finally crashed. Which lead to some serious stressing, calls to support and a lot of tears. If anyone has lost a computer, you can relate. It certainly wasn’t how I planned to spend my birthday.

When Mitch woke up he ended up having a bad case of pukes, which lead to a lot of dirty clothes, sheets and burp clothes. That lead to the third problem; our dryer was broken. We found ourselves in quite the predicament being in desperate need of clothes. Phil spent the next four hours taking the machine apart and testing various parts to find the problem.

In the end, I saved the day with a question that got Phil thinking about one part he had not checked. We were minutes away from heading to Home Depot to buy a new dryer when we gave it one last ditch effort and found that my suggestion was the solution!! Best part? The piece only cost $16, much better than the $650 we were about to throw down!

Meanwhile, my sister came over to visit with her daughter Natalie. They came baring a warm latte and my favorite wrap from Starbucks. I also received a beautiful handmade card and was sung the birthday song by Natalie. It was so sweet.

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Birthday Date

Later that night, we pulled ourselves together and decided that while the day was a bust, we would still go out to celebrate. Lindsay came over to babysit so Phil and I could head out to enjoy a nice dinner at a new local restaurant, Aqua.

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Aqua is a new, modern restaurant in Plymouth that recently opened to rave reviews. We originally planned on a casual dinner at Cellar 849, but decided to go all out given the way the day had gone. The restaurnat is small, but cozy and has a super edgy vibe with dark lighting and blue and white accents. Even our menus were modern- ipads!

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We started with some cocktails in the bar while waiting on our table. The wait was about 45 minutes, so we relaxed and chatted away. For dinner, I ordered the award-winning salmon and Phil went for the braised short ribs. Both meals were fantastic!

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The meal was capped off by a wonderful chocolate and raspberry mousse torte. It was phenomenal!

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Saturday

Saturday morning began with freezing rain, so we had to cancel our plans to drive to see Phil’s godson’s first communion. So, we enjoyed a quiet morning in playing with Mitchell. He is getting so expressive and loves to laugh!

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When the weather started to clear up, I headed out to the gym and ran a few errands. By time I arrived home it was time to get ready for the night’s plans; Girls Night!!

If you have been around this blog for any given amount of time, you know that I get together with my girlfriends once a month and it is so much fun! One of my friends has a birthday the day before mine, so we planned a Saturday night celebration for dinner and drinks followed by Mocking Jay!

I didn’t take any pictures (I hate when I do that), so here is one of me with le babe before heading out.

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As far as the night, it was a blast! I haven’t laughed that hard in what seems like ages! And the movie was SO. STINKING. GOOD! Ah! I loved the Hunger Games books and usually feel that the book is always better than the movie, but this one gave the book a run for its money. I want to go back and see it again!

Sunday

Sunday we had one goal, get Brynn a new computer! We started the day with a little brunch (anyone else love browned eggs?) and some seriously good coffee that I am going back to stock up on.

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Afterwards, we made the drive to Sommerset mall to do some shopping. While I didn’t walk away with a computer, I think I know what I am looking for. Everyone in the stores suggested I wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday for some great deals. Until then, I will be working off of our very, very antique computer. Not the best, but it works.

Since we made the 45 min drive across town, we decided to enjoy the day. We enjoyed lunch at Nordstroms; our fist meal out with Mitchell who was an angel all day!

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One reason I love visiting Sommerset is for their holiday decor; they go all out and it is simply beautiful. I always make a point to make the trip over to just walk around and enjoy the scenery.  We even saw a special someone…

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The weekend was filled with wonderful messages, texts, cards, gifts and videos from friends and family wishing me a happy birthday. And while everything did not go to plan, I was so warmed by the wishes and in the end know that all I needed were my boys and loved ones. A functioning computer would be nice, too though. ;)

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!

Have you seen Mockingjay?

What is on your birthday/holiday wish list?

What was the highlight of your weekend?

XO-

BB

It’s My Party…

Good morning, er afternoon?

Friends, it has been one heck of a day. To back up, it’s my birthday (hooray, I think). But, everything has gone awry starting with my computer dying along with our dryer. I am coming at you from my phone today.

The plan for the big birthday was breakfast prepared by my boys, a trip to the gym and a long, quiet shower (all of these things have become luxuries and were on my birthday wish list. Sad but true). Unfortunately, I woke to a dead computer and appliance. Phil also remembered that my license plate tabs need to be renewed. Everything in threes, right?

So, the morning has consisted of feeding Mitchell, being puked on (more than once), calls to repair folks and no breakfast, shower or gym. Isn’t that the way.

My texts are blowing up along with my voicemail, so thank you to everyone. I’m sorry I can’t talk or respond, we are in semi crisis mode (anyone who has lost a computer can relate).

We will see what the rest of the day will bring. The plans are a date night with Phil but there’s a lot to get squared away and the rest of the weekend is full to the brim.

I guess this is what birthdays look like as an adult. Life didn’t get the memo that it’s all about me today. Well damn.

Thank goodness for my early gift. His smile is the best part of my day, everyday.

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So I’m off to do some computer shopping. Any suggestions? I’ll leave the dryer to Phil. ;)

XO-

BB

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