Monday, February 9, 2009

So 28 isn't so bad...

Since you guys couldn't come to my birthday celebration...I thought I would recap on all the amazing goodies that the birthday fairy brought me. For those of you who don't know...my birthday was last Thursday...and I have been the world's biggest blog slacker....so that is why you haven't heard how great it was.

I had some reservations about turning the ripe old age of 28 but fortunately there was no surprises on the morning of the 5th. No increases in weight or lack of teeth. But as you can see, my kin did look a little bit different at my family party.



My dad looks a little more bald. Besides that...we look pretty normal. for us anyway.




You all voted on a coat and Jeremy listened. Thanks baby! The swing style is just perfect for when a little Bower Power bambino comes. Yes - I had to test it. And the red "Audrey Hepburn" style coat (every other color was gone!) is just perfect for a Valentine's Day date! Give me a high ten on great outerwear!!! YAY! then give me a G! give me a R! give me an 8! What's that spell!?! Crazy cheerleading face!!!



My mom bought me some new music books - yes, I started back at piano. I took a 19 year hiatus from the instrument but thought since I will soon have such bad arthritis, I should start now. Jeremy gets to listen to me practice. Let's just say he would rather listen to Heidi Montag sing "Higher" over and over. Yeah...it's really that bad.




Jeremy's dad and stepmom, Vicki bought me this wishlist item. And I must say that I have big plans for this little woven beauty. It is so textural and fun - and being that it was a complete surprise made it even better. Thanks you guys!

My last apparel item was handpicked by my boyfriend. A sweet little sleep shirt a la Victoria's Secret. It could be because he was sick of my ratty t-shirt/cheer shorts combo that usually subs in as pajamas. Is he trying to say that I am too old to wear shorts with words on the bum? I sure hope not :)



I found these great Martha Stewart nesting bowls at my local Old Time Pottery. The next chance I got, I dragged Jeremy in to buy me the set of three -all for under $8! Pretty good considering one large mixing bowl goes for $36 at Macy's! The wait just about killed me because I swore I would "open" them on my birthday. Aren't they just the loveliest shade of blue?



The following night we had a really small get together. I really didn't want a party to celebrate my entrance into upper-twenties. I just wanted our normal get-together-on-a-friday-night-crowd to come over for burgers. I got exactly what I wanted (minus a few friendly faces due to the flu).



And the best gift was from a far away land. Jen from A Thousand Words sent me a really great birthday package all the way from England. It was so thoughtful of her! I spent a few hours poring over the UK magazines (do you think I could get a subscription, please?!?) and sipping on the South African tea...it was heavenly! And not only did she include a bunch of goodies for me to enjoy on my big day - she also thought of my lovely boyfriend! Believe me Jen, this bar of manly goodness is a sure-fire way to my guy's heart! Thank you a million times over.



And a big fat birthday smooch goes out to all you wonderful blooogers who wished me a very happy 28th. Your virtual friendship and internet well-wishes really made my day. You da bomb diggity! And maybe one day we can all celebrate together - like a giant combined birthday party...with Dippin' Dots and balloons and clowns and a pony. The only question is - Who gets the birthday spankings? And who dishes them out? (ooohhhh pick me!!! pick me!!)

19 comments:

Tamstyles said...

I figured it out..you look like my aunt..only a tad bit "lighter"....very cute pictures. Hope you had a great birthday.

Kristal said...

What a great bounty! And I love your bangs in the last picture. ;)

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

High 5 on the fabulous coats! Looks like you had a great birthday and you don't look a day over 21 :-)

Freckles Chick said...

Well spank me silly and call me there, b/c I'll totally celebrate w/ you.

Super chic bangs! LOVE the coats (esp. the Audrey one). And get ready to wash those blue bowls b/c I'm about to fill them w/ drool(even better, they look like they're from Tiffany & Co).

And welcome back!!

(THANK YOU for all the fabulous, valueable tips on our basement!!You rock.)

*claire* said...

looks like 28 wasn't bad at all for you!! what a cute family - that's great you are all so close :)

Sherry said...

You are the luckiest girl in the world. Your presents rock my world. And being able to have bangs is a gift, so be sure to thank the hair gods for that. Happy 28th lady!

xo,
Sherry

USANDCO said...

Love, no LOVE!! your hair! Super fabulous, cute and sexy, youthful yet mature all at the same time. Perfect for say, age 28? And the coats are beautimous, perfect for a stylish preggo.... just be sure you're pregnant in the winter so you can get full purchase value out of it.
*side note: I can't believe I was tricked into watching Heidi Montag's video. I'm now going to drag my fingers on a chalkboard to get that horrific sound out of my ears.

-S

Darby said...

happy happy to you. you are hilarious and i love all the pictures! thanks for the fabulous recap!

Tiffany Lynn said...

You are too cute! I love those nesting bowls and your new coats. Glad you had a fun time :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Hopefully I can "age" as gracefully as you have. You celebrated in style. Yeah@

Michael said...

What a great post...glad you had a great birthday!

First F.C. posted the Robin's Egg blue pantry, now you've got the mixing bowls. This is too much RE blue porn, I can't take it!

Got any cake left???

:)

Bayjb said...

Happy birthday! Love the red coat and the mixing bowls.

Kim & Ryan said...

That red coat looks like it was made for you. If the store were smart, they'd snatch you up and use you for their model.

And, oh my lord. I adore those bowls. Can you please get me a few and ship them? I miss Old Time Pottery so much.

Emily said...

I'm drooling in jealousy over everything. Love the coats, bowls, bangs, love it all. And that coat is pretty darn cute with a bambino under it. Just so you know.

Totally there for your blog birthday.

Melissa said...

Happy birthday to you, Katie! So glad it was a fun one spent with those you love. :)

Jen M said...

How come you look totally gorgeous in every single photo? Even when you're goofing around? Not fair.

LOVE all your loot, glad you had a good one and I was LOL at the picture of Jeremy! Did he give you any? Um, chocolate, I mean.

Kelli said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday. Nice gifts!

meg said...

Happy belated birthday and I NEED those bowls!!

G+D said...

Happy belated (okay, WAY belated) birthday Katie!! Looks like you scored some great loot!!