It Looks Like This

January 25, 2012 by gwendolyn | 0 comments

This past weekend I celebrated my 36th birthday and it was a jam packed weekend of super fun! I needed a day of rest to start to feel like I was back to normal, nothing like a baby to zap the energy out of you.

If you weren’t aware, I LOVE birthdays! It’s the one time you get to do what you want to do and I believe everyone should feel special for it. Normally, I plan a snowboarding trip for an extended weekend and have a wonderfully white birthday weekend of fun in the snow. Being pregnant that wasn’t the smartest idea, since I was at 29 weeks, so I stayed home and still make a weekend of it. (of course!)

We started off the weekend with a group of about 17 doin’ it up at The Melting Pot. If you’ve never experienced the chocolate fondue there, you have to try it out. It’s divine! I had a wonderful time drinking my sage tea and overdoing it on melted chocolate glory! Not to mention all the wonderful friends that helped me celebrate. I adore them all and loved that they made time in their busy schedules to trudge all the way downtown for some sugary dunking fun.

Birthday Girl & Her Hubby!

*Almost* the Whole Group

Cookies n' Cream

Yin & Yang

Bananas Foster

On Saturday, I had lunch with my neighbor at Tiger! Tiger! – it was also a great treat! No cooking for me this weekend.

Veggie Sliders

Next, I went to see Michael Jackson’s Immortal by Cirque du Soliel. It was SO much fun to enjoy a girls night. Normally, I would never fork over that much money, but since it was a special weekend I went for it and was so glad that I did. The show was incredibly fun and it made me realize how much of MJ’s music I forgot about. I was dancing in my seat the whole time!

Post Show Image

Sunday, was my actual birthday and I had a full day ahead of me. To start off, I attended a baby shower, for a friend, who is due two weeks before me. It was lovely and she had a great time. It was so nice to see her enjoy herself and have a successful baby shower. Not to mention I am in the middle of working out our registry, which I find to be very frustrating. (and will probably write a blog post about, very soon)

Next, was my extra special activity to see a band I have always wanted to see — Wilco! It was the icing on a very yummy cake. We started off by having some dinner at home with a friend, who brought the most beautiful flowers and a onesie of perfection (Ray LaMontagne) as a surprise gift.

Flowers for My Birthday!

Onesie of Perfection

Then we headed downtown to Copley Symphony Hall to witness over two hours of the most amazing music I could have imagined. I knew that Wilco was a good live band, but had no idea just how good they were until then. Even being 29 weeks pregnant and incredibly tired I didn’t notice that two hours had gone by. We were all shocked when we looked at the time, as we were walking out. Of course, I should have probably known the second I realized I needed to hit the ladies room on the way out.

All of us at the show!

Copley Symphony Hall

Greatest Show Poster EVER!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

As you can see, it was an amazing weekend! I still LOVE birthdays, even at 36. Which goes to show you that this is the way I think everyone should do it for their birthday. Do whatever it is that you love with those that you love. Happy Birthday to me!

It's Two Thousand and Twelve!

January 3, 2012 by gwendolyn | 6 Comments

I loved 2011 so much that I thought I would do a photo recap. We have had an amazing year of fun, surprises, and life changing events. It’s hard to say goodbye, but we have so much to look forward to in the new year. I can’t help but be giddy with anticipation. Enjoy all the fun!

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I Love Birthdays

November 15, 2011 by gwendolyn | 3 Comments

We celebrated a birthday this past weekend and I have to say it took me 5 years to finally get down a great plan. My husband never wants to celebrate his birthday, and I just can’t let that happen. Birthday’s are meant for celebrating. If I had my way I might celebrate mine the entire month! It’s only natural, right?

Since, last year was a big one, I didn’t feel that we needed to have to make it a huge event. Especially since I have to convince the birthday boy to even admit to the day. However, we definitely needed to do something – anything!

Amazingly, it hit me a few weeks before. So, I had plenty of time to work it out and not stress or even have to really think about it. This is key for me, because otherwise, I might not be able to pull off any kind of surprise. BUT I did, and it was SO worth it!

We met his dear friends, whom he never gets to see these days, downtown for a lovely Italian lunch and then moved our way over to the USS Midway. He was shocked to find out that I had contacted them to spend the whole day with us and loved the activity. Simple and perfect – I now know the secret! ♥

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