More than a week later, I'm finally getting around to blogging about my birthday back on the 4th. It was a laid-back weekend spent with the hubby, friends, and family. In other words, it was perfect!
Friday night, I was a little tired from my second day back at work. The hubby had already said that he would take the short way home, which meant it would only take him an hour instead of two to get home after work. We were suppose to be heating up something from the freezer that night for dinner, so I told him to call me when he was almost home so I could start heating up the oven.
Well, an hour later, and no hubby. I wasn't really worried. I thought maybe he had decided to surprise me with pizza for dinner (since I had mentioned on the phone that it sounded good). Another 30 minutes later, and still no hubby. At that point the thought crossed my mind that maybe I should call him to make sure everything was ok. Luckily, 5 minutes later, he came home. With these....
He did good! He stopped by the Fresh Market and found these beauties. He originally wanted to get my hydrangeas, but he said they weren't pretty. But these bright and colorful flowers are perfect. A card accompanied the flowers. The hubby always does well picking out a card that says just the right things to make me smile.
Then, the hubby mentioned that he still wasn't sure if he wanted to give me my gift early or wait until the next day when it was actually my birthday. But he decided a day early didn't matter. There was only one catch. I'd have to find it on my own. The only hint I was given was "X marks the spot." Yep, treasure map style. In the end, he had it hidden in an unwrapped box in our guest bedroom closet. Perfect hiding spot considering there are a ton of unwrapped boxes in there with other house stuff we've never unpacked. So, what did the hubby get me??
How cute is that? He knew I really wanted the new YHL book, but also knew that it didn't come out until November. So, he preordered it online for me. And, since he wanted me to actually have a present to open, he printed out the book cover and attached it to another book we already had on our bookshelf.
Saturday, my actual birthday, was like any other Saturday. Dan made me breakfast and let me sleep in a little bit. Then, he wanted to go on a bike ride, so I dropped him off at his starting point and then went shopping for two hours until he was finished with his ride. Along with buying more fish for our tank, these are some of my other finds from the day:
We ended the day by going out to dinner with our friends and their son (who you might remember from this post). Overall, the day was pretty great. Nothing too special or out of the ordinary, which is just how I like it.
On Sunday we went into Orlando to see both of our parents and to spend the afternoon at my mom & stepdad's place. My stepdad had been looking for an excuse to grill out (everyone swears his BBQ is the best), so they invited over some of the family. I fogot to take pictures of the gifts I got on Sunday, but I did snap a quick pick of this:
My mom found this at a yard sale. She couldn't remember how much she paid for it, but considering it's originally from Pottery Barn, I'm certain that she got a steal! Right now this oversized clothespin has found its home on my bookshelf at school. Not sure if it will stay there, but we'll see.
Anyways, so that's a quick recap of my birthday weekend. It's odd to think that I'm already 24. That next year I'll be a quarter of a century old! Will time slow down? I remember wanting to hurry up and grow up as a teenager. Now I just want the clock to slow so I can enjoy and remember everything about my life. Anyone else feel that way when their birthday comes along?
I hope you guys enjoyed your weekend. Today I'm back at school and (hopefully) settling into a routine in my classroom. I'm going to try to snap some pictures this week so I'll have something to share with you. I won't make promises as to when I'll share said pics, because I'm sure I won't be able to keep it. But, I do promise that eventually, whenever that may be, I'll share them.