Monday, June 29, 2015

Snapshots from my 30th birthday weekend

And just like that I am now in my thirties. Crazy! Like every birthday, my husband, friends and family spoiled me rotten. Here are some of my favorite moments from my birthday week...

I'm a firm believer in celebrating birthdays big so we celebrated all weekend long. Friday night we met up with some of our friends at a local winery where on the weekends you can grill your own food. They provide the meat, the wine, the sides and dessert, but you get to grill the meat yourself. I love an interactive meal so this is always a place I like to go to for celebrations. We had a great time. I love these people!
Saturday morning my sweet husband made me birthday pancakes since I had to get up early on my actual birthday and go to work. Birthday pancakes have become a tradition in our house on birthdays! He also set the table with flowers and got me birthday balloons. He knows I love my birthday and always rises to the occasion.
Not only was this my 30th birthday, but it was my first birthday as a Mom and Drew's first Father's day making it extra, extra special. We loved having our little guy with us this year to celebrate.
Since my birthday fell on the same day as Father's day we had a joint family cookout to celebrate Drew and my Dad too. It was fun to be able to celebrate as a family and let me just say Jimmy Fallon's book is hilarious and served as the perfect Father's day card for Drew. I wrote my mushy gushy note to my husband and baby daddy inside.
And last, but not least I finally, finally have a big girl DSLR camera and I am so excited to start playing with it!!! I have been wanting a camera for years, but it just never has felt like the right time to spend that kind of money on something I don't actually need. But now that Aiden is here and we have a beach vacation coming up...it was time according to my sweet husband. Please share any posts with camera/photography tips that you have found helpful. I'm going to need them!
Happy Monday friends! XO

13 comments:

Kaity said...

Yeah, Valley Vineyards! Have you had their Raspberry Wine? Omg. It's heaven. I want to read Jimmy Fallon's book!

And last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ♡♡♡

Kaity said...

Yeah, Valley Vineyards! Have you had their Raspberry Wine? Omg. It's heaven. I want to read Jimmy Fallon's book!

And last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ♡♡♡

Brittany said...

Awww Valley Vineyards! Making me miss home, friend. I'm so glad you had an awesome birthday weekend. There is no better way to spend a special day than with lots of family. Also, that little family picture with his Daddy's Sidekick shirt? Frame that.

The Lady Okie said...

Woo! Happy birthday! My favorite photography website is clickitupanotch.com Have fun with it! Get off auto asap :)

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

Happy belated birthday! Enjoy that fancy new camera - you'll have it mastered in no time. Can't wait to see all the wonderful memories you record with it.

Becky said...

Ah so many great birthday celebrations! That winery sounds so fun! I don't think I've had funfetti pancakes - time for that to change! Ah your new camera looks so pretty! Enjoy learning how to use it and having Aiden as your model :)

Anne said...

Happy birthday weekend!!! I get my birthday lined up with Father's Day sometimes, but this year was your turn I guess :) But 30 is totally the one to celebrate to the max, and it sounds like you had so much fun. And a DSLR too! Can't wait to see your fun photos upcoming. I did an online class after getting mine which was really helpful, but I admit to still mostly using it on automatic mode :)

Leigh said...

What a fun birthday weekend you had! That restaurant seems like such a neat idea

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Happy birthday! It looks like yall had a great celebration! Congrats on the camera! I love mine! I really loved it after getting a fixed lens!

Erin LFF said...

I'm so glad you had an amazing 30th bday!!! :) I second "Click it up a notch" lots of great tutorials, tips, challenges etc. Just shoot a LOT and play around with it- the more you play the easier it will become!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

HOORAY! Happy birthday & happy father's day & happy new camera day! So many exciting things! I have to tell you, your dress outfit is adorbs. And I've added that book to my list of books to get for friends with babies! :)

Tara Illy said...

Happy Birthday sweets! I hope it was a beautiful one!!!

its me said...

happy father day and birthday