Monday, July 18, 2011

The Big Three oh my my...

Well, thanks to friends and a thoughtful hubby I brought thirty in with style.

Friday night I was greeted by fun lil goodies floating around Tom and Debra's house. My favorite of which was this sign.

Then Amanda, Debra and I drove to DIVE for dinner.

So fresh and so yum yum. I had ginger, soy fish tacos and sparkling wine (cause a girl needs something bubbly to drink on her birthday).

And three of us just relaxed and chatted. And appreciated the absence of LOUD music, which is the reason I don't go to a lot of restaurants in Dallas these days (I know I'm already old and crusty).

Then we went back to the goodies stash and ate my delicious dairy-free cake.

Opened little presents. And my sweet card from Tom and Debra.

Then more birthday fun began Sunday morning at 5:30 am...

And 8:00am...

And 8:15am...

And 2:00pm...

And I have still yet to discover the final stash (and I won't let Stephen tell me where it is because I love being surprised). Each one had a cute little note. And what girl doesn't enjoy twenty dollar bills and love post-its? Hubby done good.

We went to Starbucks as a family, one of my favorite things. I got my iced soy latte with three pumps of peppermint and Stephen his strawberries and cream frappuccino.

Then church, which was really good. One of the pastors talked about the difference between being committed to your marriage versus being committed to your spouse; one requires a heart of sacrifice & service and the other obligation. It was a good little nugget.

Then we ate and Patricio's, my favorite Italian restaurant. I ordered the chicken caesar salad with polenta crutons...the most delicious combination ever. (Forgot my phone, so no pictures.) And we each had a few lil baby belinis (they're on special for $1 during the month of July!). Delicious.

Then later we went shopping at Lowes for plants (my new favorite present) and I scored this cactus for $10 (originally $20, but I convinced them it was dying...which it is, but I'm confident that I can nurse it back to health). And the bamboo pot cost just as much, but it's perfect no?

And I got these coral flowers (I love that color) to go in my garage sale pot. But I now wish I had gotten something more squatty. These flowers are a little too tall for the pot, it needs something short.

And while I shopped, Gideon and Stephen had a photo shoot:

I must say out of all of my presents this year, my favorite gift from Stephen is working extra hard so that I can stay home with our little buddy...

And thank you everyone for all of the birthday love =).

It all made my day that much more special. Xx


Havis said...

So glad it was blessed. Makes my heart happy to see your heart happy! And the flowers in the amazing yellow yard sale pot (nice score) are perfect for that pot, don't switch them out, it looks great.

Jessica said...

So fun! Love that your hubby left you notes with cash all around the house, how cute :) Also love all the dairy free goodies you got to enjoy :)

Oh, and my one day late FB comment was right on top, lol.
Love you!!!

Christy said...

Happy 30th friend! I loved this post. 30 is soooo good. And it just keeps getting better. I loved the "nugget" from the true and good and note worthy. Also my favorite gift you received is that you get to stay home too! :)