Birthdays are always a big event at our house, especially mine since it happens to fall on New Years Eve. This year Mister planned a more low key evening and friends dinner party for us (compared to last year) and I was over the moon to celebrate. But before we had our NYE/Birthday celebration Mister had a trick up his sleeve. And even before that I had plans of my own (unaware of his secret plans).
Earlier on Wednesday I had it in my mind to pick up a dresser from Ikea for Floyd's room to switch things up in there and create more usable storage. And when I get those things on my mind I want them done and put together right then. So that's what I did. Thinking nothing of it at 7:30 that evening, wine in hand, I went to town putting this dresser together.
Mister came home with birthday groceries in tow and started cleaning the bathrooms. This was sort of unusual but I didn't think much of it. They were on my list to do before the dinner party and I thought it was just helping me out. Because he was doing that and I was taking on Ikea craziness, we didn't eat dinner until about 10:30 and so by the time I finally sat/laid on the couch I was in and out of sleep pretty quickly. He continued to be up and around which was again, sort of strange, but not totally.
During this time, Mister snuck down and opened our front door and a few minutes later I heard the pitter patter of basset feet and knew they weren't Floyd's. I shot up to see Pierre and his parents Casey and Eric walking up our stairs!! It was THE best birthday surprise. I had no idea and I could NOT believe they were in our house. I was literally in my pajamas and here they were having driven from Charlotte!! I couldn't believe it!
They really all out did themselves and I felt so loved and happy to be able to share my birthday with them.
Thursday was just the best birthday day. We lounged around and had coffee, a delicious lunch at Nation, a trip around Party Source and headed back home for our dinner party.
We had some gifts in there too :) Mister loves theme gift giving and this year did '31 years means you get gifts for your ears'. These included headphones, BEAUTIFUL earrings and other goodies. He really outdid himself.
He then outdid himself AGAIN with our dinner.
He (and Casey!) made two kinds of ham (I love ham), asparagus, burgundy mushrooms (told you we loved them) and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
We had such a great night with our friends and managed to stay up to see the ball drop.
The rest of the weekend was spent lounging and hanging and doing lots of basset snuggling.
It was perfection. I was just so so happy the entire weekend, thankful for our friends and just generally over the moon to have such loving friends around me to help me celebrate.
I can't thank everyone enough for such a fabulous birthday weekend!!