Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birthday Weekend

This past week was something I was dreading.

I turned the big 3-0 last Tuesday. I was NOT looking forward to it, but Brian made it really special for me. He surprised me by taking the day off work, and told me that I could pick any restaurant I wanted to go to for lunch. And then after a delicious lunch at Mark's, he took me on an Anthropologie shopping spree! We were in that store for TWO AND A HALF HOURS (the poor guy)! Then on Friday night he subjected himself to a night of British romantic comedy.
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On Saturday, I went out for a Birthday Breakfast at *17 with some of my favorite Houston girlfriends. They really made me feel special, and made turning 30 into something really fun and not-so-scary. An awesome surprise was that among the gifts was a bucket of Lego! I guess you all don't know this - but I am a HUGE fan of Lego - and I love that my friends know that Lego has no age limit, hehehehe.
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Hooray for my awesome husband, lovely girlfriends, and turning 30!

38 comments:

PonderandStitch said...

Aww, happy birthday!! I wasn't too happy about turning the big 3-0 either (which was two birthdays ago, ughhh!).

Dancing Branflake said...

How incredible! Sounds like you have an amazing husband and friends. Probably because YOU are that amazing!

chelsea said...

happy birthday! looks like a great group!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

happy belated birthday! sounds like a great weekend...esp that Anthro spree :)

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! That is exactly how I'd love to spend my birthday. Happy Birthday! And 30 isn't so bad.

Kelly J. R. said...

I love the cute little napping elf. Next year it's my turn. I hope it's as fun as yours!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Aww Happy Birthday!!!!!! Those dishses look absolutely delcious!! An Anthropologie shopping spree? Lucky you!! Glad you enjoyed your birthday!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Tali Schiffer said...

He took you on a shopping spree to Anthropologie??? I want that too!!!
Sounds, and looks, like you had a greta birthday weekend! Don't dread your 30's. I've been in mine for almost 3 years now, and they're not so bad ;)
xo

Kristin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Welcome to the 30's club. They're not so bad... honest. ;-)

The desserts look delish, and you look adorable as usual!

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

what a cutie!
I love Marks and Anthropologie, lucky girl!
Happy Belated Birthday sweets!

Caroline said...

I love celebrating birthdays over breakfast. Love the photos! xo

Natalie said...

Happy birthday! You look beautiful. :)

lark + linen said...

happy belated birthday lovely!! That sounds like a perfect birthday to me.

Caroline said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate. Glad you had so much fun!

Lola said...

Happy birthday! What a sweet one!

LBB said...

Happy 30th, Dionne! Sounds like it was a lovely day and that you are blessed with a sweet hubby and friends...something else to celebrate!

Notes from Holly St. said...

that sounds like the perfect birthday celebration...happy birthday!!

Vanessa said...

I was also nervous about turning 30 last April, but it was actually pretty wonderful, and my friends and boyfriend made it the most amazing weekend. It looks like yours was fantastic, as well!
Happy birthday! 30 is a good age, trust me!

Signe said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! And that is such a lovely surprise by Brian, he sounds like a keeper :)

Hugs,
Signe

Tender Branson said...

Happy birthday. 2.5 hours in one store? That is some powerful love there.

Christina- floresdelsol said...

dionne it looks like your birthday was great!!! I love your outfit too :)

Happy Birthday!!!!

Gloria said...

happy birthday! an anthropologie shopping spree sounds AMAZING - what a fabulous husband!

Michelle said...

Awww, you had such a sweet birthday! And that cheesecake looks SO delicious!

shealennon said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I hope you had a great birthday! And thanks to the picture of that peanut crumble/cake I am now drooling!

Sarah said...

You make 30 look great! Glad you had a joyous time. Also, great outfit!

:) Sarah

Looking Glass said...

Happy Birthday Dionne! I hear ya! My big 3-0 is just around the corner...

~ Clare x

Mechelle said...

What a fun birthday weekend!

avant garde design said...

sounded like the blow of turning 30 was softened. i love getting older. seriously. each year i love myself more, i enjoy life just a little bit more and i slow down a bit (even for me which is hard) and take in family and our time spent together. i love that! p.s. all of the food you had looked beyond delish ;)

L'Atelier said...

Belated happy birthday!

Carissa said...

yes, hooray! your husband is the sweetest! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday even if it wasn't something you were looking forward to. I mean, what birthday could be bad with THOSE eggs benedict!! it looks amazing and my mouth is seriously watering over here! haha. anyhoo, happy bday girl. glad it was as fabulous as you deserve!

Phoenix said...

Happy belated birthday, girlie! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day (with such a sweet guy to celebrate it with) and I'm dying of jealousy over your bucket of lego's.

Seriously. Dying. Of Jealousy.

I can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!!

a little bit of sunshine said...

happy birthday! a birthday with your love and a group of your girlfriends - looks like 30 is off to a fabulous start! cheers!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday, Dionne! What a fun couple days you had!
(I'm a December baby too.)
(And when I gave my grandson Legos last Christmas, I sat and played with him for hours!)

Val said...

Happy Belated!! I hope you had the best birthday week ever!!!!!

photojoy said...

Happiness is having a fabulous birthday like you!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Big birthday hugs!! Sounds like the perfect birthday filled with awesome friends, amazing food and a wonderful guy who sits through 2 1/2 hours at Anthropologie - can't beat that!! :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Happy Birthday, Dionne. It is my birthday week, too, but I am almost 30 years older than you. Grateful for each year :). Glad your day was special.

Fondly,
Glenda

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! You and that group of girls look simply lovely!