Monday, September 24, 2012


This past Saturday was my 21st birthday. I was so blessed to be able to spend the weekend with people I love. On Thursday the birthday celebration started with a visit from my mom. We ate at Cracker Barrel. That hashbrown casserole gets me every single time. I also love the little country store. It always reminds me of my grandmother with its abundance of apple decor. The smell of Fall always brings memories of her as well. After eating we went to the mall to spend some money. My mom spoils me. A lot. Mostly I just enjoyed spending the day with the woman who made me. Oh, and it didn't hurt that she brought me my favorite cake.
On Friday, Josh had a special surprise for me. He called me and told me to pack an overnight bag. I had no idea what to bring because I had no clue where we were going. When he got home he made me close my eyes for like 30 mins so that he could wrap my presents and get things together. We ended up staying the night in Shreveport, La. Our hotel room was a check off of my bucket list. Guys, it had a the room. We ate the most yummy mexican food of my life, watched football (i like it ok?!), got fancy cupcakes, and attempted to go swimming (BRR). It was the best night.
Saturday, I woke up to even more surprises. We went to hotel breakfast. Can I just say I love eating hotel breakfast. Especially when they have cool pancake making machines. Then we ventured out to do a little shopping. We visited with my father-in-law as well. Josh then took me to my last surprise. A paint your own pottery studio. I have always wanted to go to this place. It was so much fun. I painted a "You are Special" plate for our family and josh painted an owl for our Fall decor. It took us way longer than we thought it would, but still so fun. Afterwards we were starving. It took us forever to find a place to eat that wasn't crowded to the max. Subway saved me you guys! The rest of the night was relaxed.
Sunday I got my traditional Birthday dinner. Husband is a good little chef. I'd hire him. Good thing I married him.
Birthday weekend was a success! Now it's time to prepare for HALLOWEEN!!
xoxo, Amanda

1 comment:

  1. Looks and sounds like you had such a great day Amanda! I've been so busy so I'm sorry if I haven't spoken or commented in a while! You guys are so cute! P.S HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!