Thursday, May 12, 2016

My 28th birthday, almost a week late..

Nothing like writing about something that happened six days ago...or posting at night when you know no one will see it, lol. I have to document just a tiny bit though! And since I burdened everyone with that painfully boring description about my last day being 27, I thought I'd keep it real simple with just a few pictures. And of course a few words...

So, all I wanted to do for my birthday was go to Target, get Starbucks, a LARGE bag of peanut butter M&M's and then go to dinner somewhere that had brownies on their dessert menu. So I did the first part earlier in the day by myself. Target. Starbucks. M&M's. Those peanut butter M&M's...so good. I was popping them like popcorn all day, and then when I saw them on the counter the next morning I threw them into the trash. It was fun while it lasted, but not happening again for a long, long time. (Maybe that should be my sugar treat once a month? But maybe just a small bag, lol...) By the time I got home from Target/eating M&M's in my car for about four hours, John was already home. He gave me the sweetest card and I opened it while he was on the phone and I was like making faces at him like, "AWW. AWW. AWW." And then he told me that he just picked it up real quick at the grocery store, haha. But it seriously was perfect. LIKE it all made sense to us and our life. I spend like hours trying to always find the perfect card and I never can. 


It might be weird, but some of my favorite pictures ever are the ones before the "good one." What I see when I look at this is A) John is REALLY tired and B) I AM REALLY FUCKING HAPPY. It feels like it's been ages since he's gotten home at a decent time, so it was a real treat. I miss him. (PS: feeling super sappy today, lol.) We decided to go to the mall so I could go...SHOPPING. Duh! I had my first Lululemon experience which was maybe one of the most exciting times of my life because I just would not let myself shop there before, but now I live in my workout clothes and am actually USING THEM. So when John was like, "wanna go to lulu?" I was like..."you know what, yes I do." 


A few things. First of all, I just really like my hair in this picture. And secondly, WHAT is with Lululemon sizing??! I didn't really look and just picked what would be my usual size...then I had to go back and get a size bigger...and then a size even bigger. And I could have gone maybe even one bigger than that! (PS I'm talking about the shorts here, I didn't try on any pants since I don't even like to workout in pants.) What's pictured here is actually the first pair, so two sizes too small, haha. It was crazy. But I do get the hype. They're nice. Very nice. My good old Nike clothes are probably going to get rotated out here soon...


And before I get started on my rant about denim shorts...I'm just going to fast forward to dinner. So we went to Maggianos because it was like "our place" back when we lived in Chicago (aka outside of Chicago, but you know, "same thing") and we hadn't been since, so I thought it would be nice. And if I'm going to have a treat, why not have all the best things like wine and bread and pasta right? It was just SO much food though. WAY too much. But not getting into that discussion right now either, lol. But funny little story I have to tell/want to remember - so John made a reservation earlier in the day and when we got there I was like, "Apfel 8:45" and she was like.."nope don't see you." And I was like pulling John over like, "um hey...you called right?" And he was about to get real pissed and took out his phone like to show her that he called, but then he saw the number he dialed said Nashville TN, hahaha. So we got on the waitlist and even though she said 45 minutes, we got a table like not even 30 seconds later. It was was fine. And really, is it not the thought that counts? I was just impressed that he called ahead, lol. 


Had to have it. Brownies are another one of my favorites. This one was like "bite-sized" bites and all warm and gooey and had chocolate chips in them. Unfortunately, I was really, like REALLY full by then but I still enjoyed it. And then they brought out lemon cookies with candles. But I don't really like lemon cookies, so John ate those and I had most of this. 


By the time we got out of there it was like 11PM so the inside of the mall was closed....and we had parked WAY around the other side at Nordstrom so we had to walk ALL the way around the mall, haha. Besides the fact that I was so stuffed I couldn't even breathe at this point, it was pretty funny. I kept trying to take pictures of us (wine buzz..like ONE glass too) but this is best I got. 

....and then I went to bed for the first time as a 28 year old. Just kidding, lol. Really I went to bed with a stomach ache and was like, "DON'T TOUCH ME" to John, haha. I thought I might throw up. But it was a pretty great birthday. I just think I'll tone it down maybe on the treats next time...or maybe not. The end!! xx

18 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday! I love lulu you have to go get some leggings though, I wear mine as pants in winter because they are so comfortable. I'm pretty their sizing is different because it's Canadian sizes. Australia is even worse, the smallest size they make (like a US 0) is a 6.

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    1. OHH makes sense. I'll for sure be back to get some leggings...in the winter of course. It's getting HOT here. Did I see you snapped yesterday that you're wearing fall clothes?!! So weird!

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  2. So glad you had such a great birthday. It sounds (and looks like ) a ton of fun! Happy late birthday! :)

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  3. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a pretty good day to me, other than the stomach ache, haha. And that food looks SO delicious! I've never tried on anything from Lululemon before but I'll definitely remember that their stuff runs small!

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    1. Like, children must be shopping there lol. It was crazy. And THANK YOU girly. Food is basically the point of a birthday though so I'm glad I overdid it ;) xo

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  4. sounds like an amazing birthday & i'm a sucker for brownies too. you look amazing in that lulu dressing room pic - damn girl! hope you had an amazing day & i hope this is your best year yet :)

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I think 28 will be great! So many things rhyme with 28!!

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  5. Target, Starbucks, and M and Ms sounds like the perfect birthday! I'm glad you had a good one! I hope you have a wonderful year!! :)

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  6. wow I just wrote a long a comment and then HIT REFRESH. I am so awesome. Anyways, to sum up my paragraph haha So glad you had an awesome birthday and indulged in all of that deliciousness! I said something about how that brownie looks/sounds so good and I probably won't stop thinking about it until I make myself a brownie (help me be strong!) andddd also how I love that picture and I love the "imperfect" ones so much, too. And how our husbands are great sports to take pictures with us (assuming John doesn't LOVE pictures like Jason doesn't haha) K happy freaking late birthday (I feel like I need to say that on a birthday post) BYE xo

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    1. LOL stupid blogger. Brownies are seriously the best thing ever. I made them homemade one time, like grated my own fricking chocolate and they were not even HALf as good as the stuff that comes from a box. I do miss that....so please go have brownies. I'll help you be strong later haha. And NO he is NOT a good sport lol. You should hear the before and after conversation. Me- "come here I want a picture." John- "No." Me- "Please. It's for my blog. I need to remember this day" (Etc, whatever my excuse is lol.) John- "fine." (Smiles for one second then goes immediately back to straight face lol.) I think Jason is WAY better. He participates in your snapchats!! If I even point a snap at John he's like, "STOP." Lol. He's okay with some things but snapchat he has made it clear he wants no part of lol. Anyways, THANKS FOR THE BDDAY WISHES. XOXOXO

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  7. So this was pretty much the best birthday ever! Lulu is my love language, but yes! the sizing is so whack. Drives me crazy!!!

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    1. So weird! The tops seem to be much more "normal" person though. There was this long sleeve thing I really wanted....but I know I'd just lounge around in it so I couldn't justify it lol.

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  8. happy belated birthday girl! sounds like a pretty awesome day and yay for lulu clothes! i have never been into a store or even touched any of their clothes because i am too scared haha. i don't want to fall in love with them and be broke. i just bought a new pair of nike shorts for $16 and i was feeling pretty good about it haha.

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    1. Um yeah, recently I was in the Nike outlet trying to find shorts and I was like, "oh my god I'm not paying $25 for these stupid shorts"...then I went and got the lulu ones for twice the price. BUT...paid for by John haha, so it's totally different.

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  9. I LOVE lulu, but the sizing sends me into a downward spiral sometimes. I'm an 8 there (sometimes a 6) and it makes me feel inadequate which is such a load of shit! You look fantastic GF!

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  10. They are very comfortable and true to size. No itching from the seams and the material is light. Beware that you can see your sweat, so if you are concerned about concealing your sweat, these pants are not for you. As for me, I don't mind. The color of compression leggings is pretty too.

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