We love a celebration in this family and I will be the first to admit that it is ALL my doing. So, as you can imagine, I celebrated all weekend long with the fam. Things kicked off with a Friday afternoon date with Honey. We gorged on burgers, rings and cherry cokes at Johnny Rockets… (where I chose Girls Just Wanna Have Fun on the jukebox, much to Honey’s dismay)
… and then we shopped for my birthday gifts at the mothership!!!! I’m not one that needs a surprise. I’d much rater just pick out my gift myself and know I’m going to adore it.
Since my InstaFriends wanted to know “what’s in the bag?????”, I thought I’d share. Two precious dresses!! Plus a silk tank that was half off AND the gold glitter Jack Rogers I’ve been swooning over since my birthday last year.
Saturday night we did another date night. The littles don’t like to miss out on any of the birthday fun, and I hate to exclude them from anything, so we planned it for the birthday eve. Besides, they were thrilled to have Uncle C watch them.
This is a Lilly holy grail in my opinion. I’ve had it for years and it just never gets old. I probably only pull it out once a year, and that is often on my birthday. I think because it’s silk and too hot to wear in the spring and summer.
I ushered in 39 with two big deals for me… long dangly earrings replaced my never-go-out-without pearls AND I wore tall heels for the first time since I hurt my ankle last March. Yippee!!!!! They didn’t even hurt. Big things are going to happen this year, I just know it :-)
We started off at a little wine bar for wine flights and apps. We even met a blog reader (Hi Jenna and Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) which was fun!
And then we dined at one of our fave places.
Having a birthday when you lose an hour of sleep is no bueno. But Honey saved the day with Krispy Kremes. It seems like my main mission on my birthday is to eat all of my favorite foods. When did that happen???
It was a glorious day in Atlanta. The nicest one of the year, I’d say. So, we tacked the first thing on my 40 things for 40 list (coming soon)… we hiked to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. There was a lovely view of the city and it felt so great to do something outside.
We took John to his first track and field practice late in the afternoon and then Honey grilled steaks on the Big Green Egg. Yummy!!!!!! I also celebrated with a few besties earlier in the week. Many many thanks to bestie M for pulling it all together and to these ladies for spending their wednesday night with me. I know weeknights are hard!
It’s been an amazing start to the year. I am SO excited to finally be 39. I know that sounds strange, but I love milestones and the reason they give you to do incredible things you might not otherwise do. I’m on a huge countdown to 40 and can’t wait to see what adventures unfold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These are the best days!!!