Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm 27 bitches.

I mentioned that this has been probably my best birthday yet.  27 has not disappointed so far.  It has nothing to do with the fact that D has been so incredibly good to me.  I mean this (last picture) was my first "gift" then this trip (and likely a couple other items such as new luggage), and now letting me celebrate for over a week & taking me all out.  He is literally the best.



It's been exactly a week since my official birthday.  I'm lucky that he let me celebrate for over a week.  He let me start celebrating the Friday before.


If you follow me on Instagram, you know that D took me to see Kathy Griffin live in Durham.  We had a yummy dinner before & headed over for drinks prior to the show.


The Durham Performing Arts Center is a beautiful locale.  We saw Wicked & Chicago here.  They have these huge windows that lend a gorgeous view of the city!


Seriously.  12 rows away.  No zooming.  The show was so funny & so worth it!


On Saturday, the weekend continued by heading over to an old school theater that serves beer.  We saw The Campaign which was so funny.  Can't go wrong with Will Ferrell.


Then margarita pizza and one of my favorite summer beers!

D had family come in town on Sunday, so we hit up the farmers' market and ran some errands.  Monday did not disappoint.  We headed over the The Hive for their Terrapin/Pinecone Bluegrass Jam.


Tuesday, my birthday, was major.  I worked for the first time in year (I'm a huge proponent of NEVER working on your birthday).  I told D that my motto used to be, "Do only what you want to on your birthday."  This year since I was working, I switched the motto to, "Don't do anything you don't want to on your birthday."  The subtle wording changes everything.  I didn't do anything I didn't want to.  I got up early and ran because I wanted to.  I treated myself to the Whole Foods hot bar (and my fav drink) after my run.

[Don't worry that's vegan sausage!]

I worked mainly because I like my job now.  I don't dread it, so it doesn't fall under the "don't want to" category.


I came home to an orchid (virtually un-killable!), sweet card, & tickets to Busch Garden from D.  My co-worker gave me the balloon & the giant cupcake!


Then I dressed down (and graced you with a fabulously blurry photo) for dinner & drinks with friends that night.  I chilled out for the rest of the week until I took my birthday day-off on Friday!  D met me outside Virginia Beach where we had some beach time.  Then we drove over to Williamsburg, VA.  We pooled it & had some yummy dinner.  Saturday was the big day at Busch Gardens!


Walking almost 10 miles & 9+ hours in the park were totally worth it.  I didn't bring in my cell phone/purse, so I can't grace you with more pictures.

Suffice it to say, I couldn't be more happy with 27 so far.  I hope this year shapes up to be as good as this last week has been.  I can't thank D enough for making me such a happy girl this bday season.

10 comments:

Justyn Lord said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
27 is supposed to be a good year - i think. I hope.
xx
justyn

Katie Price said...

I love hearing that you had a wonderful week! Sorry that work had to start back up, but it sounds like you are taking it in stride!

Kelley Spurlock said...

This completely rocks!! Why not celebrate your birthday for a whole week?? I'm glad D could put up with it haha! Glad you had fun girl.

Holly said...

Happy belated birthday! What a nice boy you have :) Hope you kids had fun! Look like it!

Miz.November said...

You are a very very very lucky girl, you know that? An amazing mate is the best gift a girl can have. Amusement parks and great food don't hurt, though. ;)

Mimi said...

i'm so happy to hear that this is your best birthday yet! happy happy birthday! :D

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Olivia.Dee said...

best birthday ever!!! and how sweet of D!

Sammantha at Dysfunctional Ever After. said...

Happy belated birthday!

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Anna said...

hooray! happy (belated) birthday!!!

M. Eileen said...

Happiest of Birthdays!! Let me know if you ever get up to RVA! We can show you around!

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