Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Too much fun for one weekend

Like I told you all on Friday morning, this weekend was going to be AMAZING, & I always hold true to my word... so yes, if you're wondering... my weekend actually was amazing!

So, this picture above may not be from the weekend, but it was last week when we went out to celebrate Caleb and his mom's birthdays. It was a blast.. and you KNOW I got my warm pretzel bites on ;)

Friday was Caleb's 24th birthday, and I wanted to do something extra special (on his last birthday, I was broke as a joke... soooo I wanted to make up for it). I took the whole day off, and we went out for donuts for breakfast.

That, my friends, is a butterfinger donut. AMAZING!
Then we relaxed at my place for a bit, and I decided I couldn't wait anyyyy longer to give him his gift (that I bought a month in advance!).

Yes, thats right. I got him a banjo!!!! I was SO excited about this. For those of you who don't know my wonderful soon to be hubby.. he is OBSESSED with music. I mean, really... and he has basically self taught himself every instrument you can think of... but one he didn't know how to play (or have), was a banjo. One of our favorite bands is NEEDTOBREATHE (check them out here), and also Mumford and Sons -- and they both have extreme banjo solos from time to time... he wouldn't stop talking about it for months, so I knew it was the perfect gift. His face lit upppp when I finally showed him what I got him...see??

I live for this kind of stuff. Surprises, birthdays, celebrations.. making people happy. Its a great feeling to give someone something, especially when you know they are going to DIE when they see it :) So.. after he played it for a couple of hours ;) we took a trip to our local Jungle Jim's... I was STOKED about this because I've never been. For those of you who don't know, Jungle Jim's is basically a ginormous international supermarket... its kind of amazing! The free sushi samples don't hurt either ;)

fun house mirrors... scary!
By the way, this may have been his 24th birthday... but he's really just a kid at heart. I'm so excited that when things start to feel too serious, he'll always be there to make me remember to find the joy in every situation. (cue fun fall random photo-shoot in a random pile of leaves)

Then I decided to treat us out to a night on the town, and when I say town... I mean the casino. Where we went for my birthday, which you can read about that amazing night here! There was all you can eat CRAB (Caleb maaayy have the photo of me with 6 claws of crab legs on my plate...oops)!! I am a total fatty when it comes to crab legs. Then we went out to the casino and blew too much money, but hey... it was in my budget, so its okay, right? ;)

We had a really great night... gambling and getting to know our new favorite card dealer, Bruce. He's the man. We walked hand in hand, and bet with those chips like they weren't even real money...
Overall, Caleb and I both really enjoyed the day I planned for him. We laughed so hard my throat hurt the next morning.

Which brings me to my next point, Saturday morning I went dress shopping... and (AH) I found "the dress" :) it was so pretty it made me cry. The first shop we went to, truly was the experience that every girl deserves. I will never forget it! Can't wait for May to get here!!

Some bridesmaids and family with me while I tried on dresses ;)
Happy Tuesday all, what did you all do this past weekend?


  1. Hi! I love your blog. I have been following you for a while now but never let a comment as I decided recently to finally create a blog. I notimated you for a blog award! You can click'here' to check it out. I hope you like it and I look forward to following you. Have a great one!

  2. Hey Kayla! I've nominated you for a blog award! http://jessicarbrackman.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-blog.html

  3. Great photo in the leaves. Would you like to follow each other?


  4. AWW this seems like the best birthday ever! I love the pictures of you two in the leaves! You guys are such a cute, fun couple! We love to go get donuts too. And now I want to try pretzel bites...YUM.

  5. love you and caleb so much!!! :)

    That is SERIOUSLY the best looking donut I've ever seen, lol! Holtman's rocks!!!!


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