Monday, November 21, 2011

Birthday Round Up

Soooo yes, my birthday was last Thursday.  I'm not a big advertiser of my birthday but anyway, yes that's why my girls and I went out last week for wine. :)

Okay be prepared for lots of photos because it was a fun week!

Thursday started with a run, lots of sweet phone calls from friends and family and then a busy day at work.  In fact, Anna Kate called and I completely interrupted the meeting I was in to answer and chat with her.  She asked what kind of birthday party I was having.  Presch.  My co-workers thought it was adorable, thankfully!

I came home and had three envelopes from my parents, one of which had this adorable pink high heeled card with a print out of the Torys I wanted.  Mom had already mailed this when she found out on Monday that Kevin had bought them for me.  Ha, Mom and Kevin are so funny.  Usually they coordinate but they didn't this year.  I'm not complaining :).

All week, Kevin said we were having hot dogs on Thursday night.  In fact, he says it every year then goes all out.  So I walked in and he had dinner "set up" for dogs. 

Then out came some appetizers, clearly not for hot dogs.

Then some of yall saw this lil card he gave me - "Happy Birthday lil Lish!  We can avoid hotdogs if you wish.  Hope the last year of your 20's is the best.  After that, I'll take care of the rest."  The cutest poem everrrrr right?!!  The last sentence is because we're getting married when I'm 30.  I had tears in my eyes.  And he wrapped that gift himself....he tied the bow like normal then taped it and their wrapping!  Hey, I was just grateful for the thought!

Inside were these beauties from Morrison Smith.  We actually stopped in there yesterday to get my ring cleaned and they said these earrings are hand made in this little shop in New England and this same jeweler just got contact by Disney to do a lot of their jewelry. 

But yall, he had already gotten me these!!!  He went WAY overboard.

And then we walked over to Ruth's Chris for an amazing dinner.  Way too much, but I'm so thankful!!!!

Here we are stuffed after dinner!  We met our friend David out for a drink at Dandelion afterwards but we were all too stuffed to even drink water! 

On Friday, I took the day off which is super rare that I get to take a day off for something I want to do!  Kevin and I did a lil wine tour in the Yadkin Valley area of North Carolina.


We got a recommendation to go to Twenty One and Main in downtown Elkin, NC.  Delish.  If you're ever in the area, we highly recommend.  Burger with pimento cheese and green tomato.  Turkey sandwich with brie and orange marmalade.

We came back into Charlotte Friday evening and visited with Kim, Jeff and Jack for pizza. 

On Saturday night, we went to Firebirds with Kevin's parents and sis-in-law Brittney for my birthday.  Unfortunately Kevin's brother Joe couldn't make it.  Brittney's due date was on Friday so she is anxious to have baby Kendall, but doesn't she look great for being 40 weeks pregnant?!

Sorry for the long post, just had lots going on and been super thankful for all my friends and family for celebrating my birthday!  Happy Monday!


  1. HAPPY HAPPY belated! Sounds like a great bday...Ruth's Chris is my favorite. I love the creamed spinach and potatoes...looks you all do too! xx

  2. I love your new shoes!!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! Something tells me this is going to be your best year yet! :)

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE thew new shoes!!!! :)

  4. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fabulous beginning to 29!

  5. Happy belated birthday!!!! It sounds like you had an amazing one!!

    Currently having shoe envy!

  6. Happy belated birthday Annie!! What a good guy you have : ) And any picture of a guy holding a baby melts my heart!

  7. Happy belated birthday!! Love the little details and your presents! Sounds like you had a great one!

  8. I loved reading Kevin's card. It was so thoughtful and sweet.

  9. sounds like you had so much fun! i love your new shoes!

  10. Happy happy birthday! What a great birthday. Love Kevin's card and of course your new shoes! :)

  11. What a great birthday celebration! Kevin's card was adorable and the winery looks like so much fun!

  12. what a fabulous bday!! love your new shoes and the winery looked beautiful!! so happy you had such a great week :) xoxo

  13. Happy Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks like you had a fabulous time and it really shows how much Kevin loves you!

  14. Happy Belated Birthday! Your so silly for not telling us it was your bday! I love your new shoes. Those are simply TDF!