Since my birthday fell on a Tuesday we decided to start the celebrations the weekend before. Saturday we planned a brewery tour and then dinner with friends later that night. Quick side note: Michael and I love craft beer and we really miss all the local brewery's we had in NC. Little did we know we had one in our back yard. Michael stumbled across a brewery here in town and we thought that would be a great way to celebrate my birthday. Saturday afternoon we gathered our friends Laura, Zach and Ally and headed to Blue and Gray brewery for a tour and lunch. We had a blast, got to see how they make their beers and got to taste their different beers, yum! After our tour and tasting we headed to the restaurant they have on site and enjoyed lunch and a couple more brewskies ;).
Blue and Gray Brewery!
Later that evening the same crew headed to Firebird's for a celebratory dinner. After a lot of convincing my husband made me order the Filet, which my frugal/cheap butt was not wanting to do haha! I might have been looking at the burgers, then my husband made a brilliant point: if you were going to get a burger we could have went to Red Robin. True! I am so glad I let him convince me because man oh man was it AMAZING! I only eat steak maybe once or twice a year and I had forgotten how delicious a good Filet could be. After stuffing myself I was pretty much in a food coma and in true late twenties fashion we headed home and I was in bed by 10:30 haha! My how life is a changing.
Ally, Little Miss. Mikayla, Laura and I.
What? I had a glass of champagne, shocker!
Oh. My. Word.
My handsome man and I.
On my actual birthday I woke up to tons of text messages and fb messages from all my awesome friends. I think that's my favorite part of birthdays, just so many sweet and thoughtful messages from the ones you love.
One of the messages I woke up to, oh Jordan you so crazy girl!
That day Michael had to work so I decided to go out to lunch with my neighbor Laura who we met back in June and is fast becoming one of my new BFF's! We hit up Chipotle and this cheapskate even splurged for guacamole, which I will inform you is $2 extra! Gasp! I ball out on my birthday, what can I say? After an awesome lunch with even better company we headed to Target and walked around and then I headed home to await my hubs. We had dinner plans that evening but before we left Michael insisted I open my present before dinner. Which I wasn't wanting to do, I am a huge surprise person! I absolutely love the anticipation of a surprise, I thinks that's why I like Christmas Eve better than Christmas day! I finally gave in and grabbed the wrapped box and started to open it, I should have known something was up when Michael started video recording the process. I pulled out the first thing I knew immediately what it was by the feel, a new IPHONE!!!!! I was thrilled, back in August I might have dropped my old phone and shattered the screen but I didn't want to spend the money on the new one, have I mentioned I'm cheap?
Yay new phone! Please check out my home screen my husband cleverly loaded before hand. haha!
I was so excited about my phone, and then Michael says "that isn't your real present open the other thing". So I pull out the next wrapped package and it feels like a picture frame, I tear the paper and see this:
I immediately started laughing hysterical, I mean it was amazing. I really didn't think anything of it, I just thought it was something funny and thoughtful. I was totally prepared to put it on my bedside table and head off to dinner. Then Michael says "you know what that's for?" Me:"No" This is when he told me that I had tickets to the Justin Timberlake concert in November and I was going with some of my best friends. This is when I lost it, I might have even shed a tear of joy. I was seriously hysterical. My man seriously out did himself, and the best part was that my friends had all helped him plan this little scheme. After I calmed myself we headed to dinner at an Italian place called bravo! Had a delicious dinner and finished it off with a giant piece of chocolate cake! My birthday was amazing!
Birthday dinner with my man!
Special thanks first off to my kick butt husband, babe you never cease to amaze me, and to my friends and family for making me feel so special. 27 started off great and I can't wait to see what else is in store for me this year.
We are headed home this weekend for a Wedding, I can't wait to spend time with family. Oh yeah and fall starts Sunday! Happy Fall y'all!!!