Wednesday, April 20, 2011

twenty-four {{birthday recap}}

I really want to thank all of you lovelies for the birthday wishes on my last post! You guys are too sweet!  I had a GREAT birthday, I really couldn't have asked for a better day!  

The husband and I both had the day off from work and we had a whole day of fun planned! He started the day off by spoiling me rotten! I must admit he is pretty good at that!  I had a few lovely packages waiting for me when I woke up. 
Can you tell which one he wrapped himself?  LOL! :)  He is kind of hopeless in that department, so when I saw the beautifully wrapped package on the right, I knew he couldn't have done it himself, and I was right.  He had it gift wrapped! What a cutie!  So, here's the lovely little things he got me! :)

A book to add to my collection, and season 1 of Tori & Dean (love them!) and the BEST of all....

COACH SNEAKS! AHHH!! Aren't they gorgeous?! I am in LOVE! :)

We started off our fun day together with some bowling (yes, we are that geeky) and I actually wasn't trailing horrible far behind him!  It MUST have been my birthday!

After bowling, we had lunch at Benihana which is my absolute fav! It was SO very good and I even got a special little birthday treat! 

After stuffing ourselves full, we ventured over to Barnes & Noble and my hubby couldn't resist getting me another gift (again, he spoiled me rotten).  I found this amazing book to add to my coffee table book collection.  It's such a fun book and totally me since I have a major sweet tooth! 

But the birthday fun didn't stop there! The hubby brought me to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, and it was SO yummy, definitely one of our favorite spots.  I even got a little crazy and took a shot....of lemons that is.  (You didn't think I was serious now did you!?!)

Friday night was my birthday night with my favorite girlies! We had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (YUM!)   They seriously have the BEST food ever and it's more than one person could ever possibly eat!

My girls are the best and they totally got me the BEST gifts ever.  Can you find the theme? :) 

Yes, the theme is JUSTIN BIEBER! I must confess, I love him! He's stinking adorable.  I love that they got me a book and the card is Justin BEAVER, LOL!! Hahaha, so great! :)  

And of course, we had to finish the dinner off with cheesecake.  I opted for the chocolate chip cookie dough and it was heavenly good.  They even put a candle on it and wrote Happy Birthday on the plate! 

We finished off the night with going to see Soul Surfer (major tear jerker!).  I had such a fun night with my girls celebrating the big 2-4!

and FINALLY, I finished off the birthday celebrations on Saturday celebrating with my hubby's family.  My sister-in-law Shaynah's birthday is 10 days after mine, so we usually have a joint celebration for our birthdays.  We had dinner at this adorable malt shop called Snuffy's and then went back to her house for cake.  My nephew of course had to help with bowling out the candles! :)

So, there you have it! It was definitely the most fun birthday celebration and a great way to kick off turning twenty-four! 

{{P.S. You need to swing by my sister-in-law's amazing fashion blog, Layered Black.  They are hosting a  GREAT giveaway and you don't want to miss out!!}}

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

what i'm loving wednesday

Well, it's been a rough start to the week here in the Dodge household.  Sunday night, I got really sick and was up all night hugging it out with my "friend" the toilet bowl (sorry for the not-so-lovely visual there).  I ended up staying home from work on Monday, and was feeling a lot better after resting up all day.  Then on Monday night, it was the hubby's turn to pay a visit to my "friend". :(  So he took a sick day on Tuesday, what a bummer couple days it's been in this house! We are thinking that we got food poisoning. I absolutely HATE when that happen, it's the worst! It certainly was not how either of us planned this week.  I am thankful that it seems like the worst of it is now behind us.  I just hate being sick!!!

Anyways, I had such a fun time last week linking up to What I'm Loving Wednesday over at This Kind of Love that I decided to join the party again this week!!!  So here we go!!!

No. 1) I'm officially addicted to Pinterest!! I absolutely LOVE it!

 I saw a friend mention Pinterest on a Facebook page a couple weeks back and it looked interesting so I decided to request an account and I am SO happy that I did! I love it! It's basically a place to put together all your favorite things.  Not the best explanation I know but it's so fun and you should check it out! Here's the link to my boards to give you a feel for it!

No. 2) Femme Fatale-Britney Spears

So, I am a HUGE Britney fan and the hubby decided to get this for me as an early birthday present!! I love, love, love it and it hasn't left my CD player/iPod since I got it.  I am loving the more dance vibe of this album. I am horrific dancer, but it's fun to put it on and dance around while the husband laughs at me.

No. 3) The Brady 6

So, if you spend even like 30 seconds around me, you know I am a obsessive HUGE Tom Brady fan!!! I honestly didn't think that I could love him even more, and then I watched this documentary and I totally admire him even more.  It's amazing how great of an athlete he truly is!  Having to overcome all the things that he did, and be as phenomenal of an athlete as he is, is pretty remarkable! And he is pretty to look at, well maybe not in the above pic (Tom, I love you, but your GOTTA cut that hair)!
P.S. I don't think it's coincidence that this documentary aired the week of my birthday. ESPN knew I was in need of a Brady fix! 

No.4) It's my BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!
(Think someone will show up at my door with a load of gifts like this? Nah, me either! :)

I think it's pretty self explanatory why I would LOVE this, but this birthday will be even better since the hubs and I am both taking 4 day weekends.  Tomorrow we are spending the whole day together, doing whatever I want (gosh I love birthdays) and I am so excited!  I cannot believe that I am turning 24, where has the time gone??? I can't wait to celebrate with the hubs, friends, and family.  I have a whole weekend of events planned and I can't wait for it!  

In honor of turning 24, here's some embarrassing/fun memory filled pics to share with you!

My big family! Love that I'm the baby of the family (if you can't tell!)

Aww my 4th birthday, seems like yesterday! LOL! :) 

I was the chunkiest baby ever, 9 lbs, 10 oz. Hello TURKEY! :)

I'm considering bringing back the Snoopy/Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs combo for my bday this year.  Seems like it worked well for me back in the day! :) 

Do you remember password journals?! I thought they were epically awesome back in the day! LOL! I love the annoyed look on my face! 

Hope you all have a fun week! Make sure to swing by and check out what others are digging on this Wednesday!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

thoughts for a thursday

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

what i'm loving wednesday

So this is my FIRST time linking up to What I'm Loving Wednesday over at This Kind of Love and I think I'm going to have to do this more often! It's such a fun idea!!  So here's my list!!!!

First off I am totally loving that this is the sight in my backyard right now.  

Brown grass, melted pond, and SUNSHINE!! All signs that SPRING is finally here! This winter felt especially LONG and to finally have all the snow melted and 50 degree weather is like pure bliss for us Minnesotans!

Secondly, I am so loving that my birthday is already next Thursday!  Birthdays are a big deal for this girl and I am especially excited since the hubs and I both took a 4 day weekend next week to celebrate!! YAY for turning 24! 

Thirdly, I am convinced that I need a pair of adorable rain boots ASAP! I am drooling over these beauties, what girl doesn't want some Juicy Couture in her life?!  So, anyone wanna get them as a birthday gift??! I've been a good girl and totally deserve them! Hahaha :)

Lastly, I am loving this video of my little buddy that I got the other day. His little voice just MELTS my heart into a big ball of mush! 

Make sure to swing by and check out what everyone else is digging on this Wednesday!!

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