Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thirty-Four {34}

Have you ever had one of those nights, or weekends, where you literally could re-live them over and over??  I was looking forward to my "birthday weekend" for awhile because my birthday actually fell on a Saturday and that to me, is the best day. I don't know why, but it's always been my favorite day.  I knew we had a big weekend full of fun, but I had NO idea that it was join to be as fun as it was!!

Friday came and we had our good friend's 40th birthday.  The four of us were going to go out for dinner at a nice place on the lake and I was excited to dress up.  I have been working out and really eating clean, so I felt like a million bucks when I go to put on my clothes and FEEL amazing!

Such goofballs.

Our sitter showed up a little early, so we just went right to our friends' house.  We relaxed on their adorable deck while they finished getting ready.  We were in NO rush!

For some reason he had a box of sunglasses, so we played around trying them on.  These were actually kind of cute!

They were so sweet and gifted me with some fabulous oils to cook with!

Forever friends.

Why we did the prom pose, I don't know.

Duck wings and oysters.  SO delish!

Needless to say, we had an amazing night and I was a little slow moving the next day.  I had to get up though, because my husband had a day planned for me!! All I knew was to drop the kids off at my dad's store at noon…and from there, he'd tell me what to do.  He gave me instructions to drive to 235 High Street, and this is where that led me:

It was beyond fancy! I have been to a few spas before, but this? WOW.  I felt like I was in Beverly Hills.  My tricky husband had booked an entire day of pampering.

This is my HOLY COW face.

The waiting area…tea, relaxing fire…

First up was a swedish massage….amazing!

Next was a facial---all organic products and my skin is still glowing.

Last but not least, a pedicure.  An organic agave pedi, to be exact.  I really didn't want to move…

But when I got home, he had spoiled me with some gorgeous roses and we were to get ready for our night out, just the two of us!

There were only a few tables up here on the rooftop restaurant, but somehow my hubby reserved us one!! We enjoyed our meal and the view outside.


Our city's skyline just after the sun set.

My "Birthday Cake" was actually cheese haha! We went down to the main floor restaurant, as they do not serve dessert up on the rooftop.  I really love bread & cheese & wine, so that is what I had for my dessert!  Joe had a deconstructed strawberry shortcake.  I couldn't eat all of it, but it was super tasty and just what I wanted.

After that we headed out for a little dancing.  We didn't stay out super late, but it was so fun to just be out and about on the town.

Sunday morning we got to sleep in a little bit, since there were no kids!  We got dressed, headed to brunch and then did a little shopping.  I did braids so the wind wouldn't completely wreck my hair in his car!

I am so in love with this dress from Haute Mama Mala.  It is so comfy and soft…and feminine!

I also LOVE my new Jack Rogers! My friend gave me a gift card to put towards a pair that I've been lusting after.  #perfection

Out of all the gifts, the best was the ability to spend time just the two of us. I really miss "us" time and it brings us right back to why we fell in love in the first place.  Our children wouldn't be here, if it weren't for us falling in love, and so we need to continue to make "us" a priority amongst all of the crazy/busy time that we are in right now.  

I still think he *may* like taking pictures of the car more than of me….but that's ok! haha

We felt like we were away on vacation, even though we were just at a local mall!  It's funny how just being with the right person can make you feel that way.

We met my dad and step mom for a late lunch/early dinner so we could grab the kids.  The sushi came out on this crazy big boat thing--Brooke loved it!  She of course just wanted all the fruit.

I used to be scared about turning a year older, but now I really look forward to it. We have so many wonderful things in our lives to be grateful for and so much to enjoy in life.  I just know 34 is going to be just another fabulous year!! Just before my birthday, we got news that some land we put an offer in for, was accepted!  I have no pictures yet, but it's about 20 acres in a rural area…and a great school! So this means if all goes well, we will be BUILDING a house! How stinking awesome is that??  I am over the moon excited.  


  1. What an AMAZING birthday!! So glad your hubby spoiled you- you deserve that and more! :) Cheers to another amazing year girl!

    1. Thanks so much!! It was heavenly. I love getting older haha!

  2. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a really good weekend birthday and was spoiled rotten by your husband. Having a pamper day is the way I would like to spend my birthday.

    1. It was truly the best and I was sooooo relaxed. I hope you get to have one!

  3. Happy Borthday! Sounds like an amazing birthday weekend! Congratulations on the land purchase! Good luck with building a house!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am beyond excited about building a house!! Wahhoo!

  4. Um besides your amazing birthday.. And how adorable you look... You're building a house?! So exciting!

    1. Haha thanks mama!! It was so fun to dress up! YES so stinking pumped for our new adventure.

  5. I LOVE your dress!! And this birthday sounded so perfect!! You hubby rocks, but you deserve it!! Building a house?! SO fun.

    1. Thanks girlie!! I know, these are exciting times for sure!

  6. Hi Jenn! You are one lucky wifey! After a night of fun with your friends and husband, he really snuck you a good one, eh? It’s great that you enjoyed the massage treatment. And he still kept the surprises coming after that! Anyway, thanks for sharing the full experience with us. It was quite an adventure!

    Hannah Holland @ BerkeleyCommunityACU


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