Thursday, January 22, 2015

weekend highlights {early birthday celebration}

It seems like this is a super late weekend post, right? Not for us! Eric had 5 days off so we are just getting back to the grind of every day life. Unfortunately I will be out of town and Eric works this weekend, so we won't even get to see each other on my birthday, bummer! So we decided to celebrate early! Here are my highlights from our long weekend together.
 My (early) birthday cake! We top our slices differently, so Eric never adds the toppings to the whole thing.
  • My parents took Mia all day Saturday so that we could go out for my birthday. Of course things didn't go as planned but we did go see The Hobbit! I always love going to the movies, it's such a rare treat since Mia came into our lives!
  • We took Mia to a pretty awesome park here in town (more on that in another post) a couple times and really soaked up our family play time! I also took her to a couple play dates... just trying to help her soak up all the fun she can before we turn her world upside down. I'm kind of sad that I'm meeting and making more friends just in time to leave, but it gives me hope that I'll make friends quickly in Arizona!
  • We ate good food (Eric did most of the cooking all weekend!) and got together with more friends!
  • Eric baked my favorite cake, the better than "anything" cake. He seriously makes it SO good and I look forward to this each birthday! The countdown is already on for my birthday in 2016... HA! (I'm totally eating a piece as I'm typing. Yum!)
  • Eric didn't let me pack one box the whole time! This might be a problem considering we move in 1 week.... but I wasn't complainin' ;)
Our time together was super laid back but I think it was just what we needed. Or should I say, just what Mia needed?! Between prepping to move, going out of town, then actually moving, things are going to be real crazy these next couple of weeks. Mia is a creature of habit and totally thrives when she's on our schedule/routine. I have no doubt she will handle the changes like a champ, but I'm just grateful we got to experience some calm before the storm!

21 comments:

Jenn said...

Total bummer that you wont be able to be together on the actual day but so happy that you celebrated early! Woohoo for your hubby cooking all weekend!! :)

P!nky said...

Glad you a a great few days, sorry you can't be together on the actual day. I know you'll be the best of it, because you have one of the best attitudes. That's why we are friends ;)!

That cake looks delicious!!!

Brittany said...

Happy early birthday, friend! Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing celebration. You totally deserve the break before the madness of the move!

Kelly Mock said...

Aww! Glad you got to celebrate! To many many more! Happy Early birthday! :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Happy early birthday, mama!!!!!!! You are too cute!

hello erin said...

Happy early birthday!!! My birthdays Saturday-- send Eric over to make the cake!

Nina Robinson said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a fun, laid back celebration. Good luck with all the moving chaos! Hope it all goes smoothly for you guys.

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!!

Tedi Palmer said...

Happy Pre-birthday!! Glad you had a fun pre-celebration!! :D

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Claire C. said...

Happy early birthday! You will easily make new friends in Arizona!

BLovedBoston said...

Happy early birthday girl!! Love that Eric made you a cake - so sweet! xo, Biana

My Happily Ever After said...

Just a few things.....1.Love your shirt in this pic! ;) 2.That cake looks SO delicious! 3.Bummer that you can't celebrate your birthday on your actual birthday! :( 4.As I am sure you have already noticed I have been liking all your posts about moving to Arizona but it takes everything in me to actually hit the button because I actually DON'T like that you are moving to Arizona. Just wanted to clear that up! ;)

Karra said...

that cake. I NEED it. happy early birthday, love!

Kerri Koen said...

Happy early birthday! That cake looks delish!

Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake said...

That stinks you won't be together on your birthday, but it sounds like you had a great weekend together!! And that cake looks to die for!!

Emily said...

Happy early birthday! Best wishes with the move. Enjoy your cake. :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

That cake looks delish!! How sweet of Eric to make it for you!! Love that!!

meandmr.com said...

Yum, that looks amazing! I would love some of that right now!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Stacy G said...

Happy Birthday Courtney!! That cake looks delicious! btw that is pretty amazing that Eric bakes! lol xo

Mandie said...

Sounds like a nice early birthday celebration. Good for you!

What did you think of The Hobbit?

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Umm... drooling!!!! I'm going to be needing that recipe so in 24 days I can make it! YUM. And I love that he doesn't put the topping on since you both like to top it differently. So thoughtful!

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