Playing Catch Up... and that time I blogged twice in one day!

I'm alive!!! The past week has been a serious whirlwind of events. First off- THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes. I definitely got spoiled with a whole week of surprises and fun. (Plus- I'd started the celebration with my family 11 days out!)

Jared gave me one of my big gifts the Sunday before my bday to kick off the week.
Yep, tickets to see THIS when it comes to town next month!! I seriously love MJ and I've never been to the Cirque du Soleil so I am pumped!! All week long I got cards, notes, goodies and phone calls from friends and family wishing me a fun birthday week. Kayla (by the way, will someone start leaving her comments and tell her to start her own blog?! ) got me this CUTE beach dress/cover up andlots of good smelling stuff from Bath & Body Works.
My in-laws had us over for dinner Thursday night and got me this adorable beach bag/cooler --see the theme going here?
My MIL filled it with all the beach necessities: sunscreen, plastic cups, sunglasses, snacks, a first-aid kit, tissues, chapstick, a bag to put your wet clothes in, etc etc! Very cute idea and made me even MORE ready to go on vacation!!

Friday was my actual birthday and Jared had flowers sent to my work which is always exciting! After work I had to go straight to my brother-in-law's wedding rehearsal/dinner so it definitely was a long, eventful night. The plus side was that the dinner was a fajita bar with allllll the fixings- and you know how I feel about Mexican food ;) I had more than my fair share of chicken, guacamole and cheese dip!

After we got home Jared gave me my other big gift-- a new camera!! I have a nice DSLR Canon, but I've been wanting a handy point-and-shoot also. It's not always convenient to lug that big one around, say.... when you're going to see Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil, amiright?! Plus it's ORANGE- and it doesn't get better than that.

I'll be back later this afternoon with a Wedding Wednesday. Yep, two posts in one day... You are some lucky readers today. Actually, I just can't fall behind because our ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY is less than 5 weeks away and I still have a lot of recaps to get to. Check back later today for MORE on our saaaaweet bridal party & the cutest lil kiddos you've ever seen!


  1. Awww!! Glad you had a great bday!!!

    I have a DSLR too and I am starting to think I need a new smaller camera :)

    Im SO jealous of the Cirque Du Soleil, you HAVE to let us know how it was!

  2. I have that one, except mine is 14MP & it's a super great camera! You will lOVE it. I use it more than my DSLR!

  3. i absolutely LOVE mj, too!! and any cirque du soleil show is seriously mind blowing. we saw ovo last year... and are going to see the immortal tour in june... i cannot wait!!

  4. So glad you had a great birthday!! I need to get a little point and shoot. Mine broke! And I hate lugging our nice camera everywhere!

  5. Happy late birthday! Just found your blog, it's super cute!


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