Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Our long, celebratory weekend!

We started the celebrations for Caleb's birthday a few days early on Friday evening with our best friends and our favorite Mexican restaurant... win, win. We stayed over way too late playing hilarious Wii games and watching an insanely creepy movie. I still can't sleep without thinking of it (we watched The Visit)!

Saturday we had a great wedding day with Sarah and Ryan - despite the annoying rain they had a great attitude. We managed to sneak outside for a few photos, and luckily, their venue was perfect for indoor photos - lots of natural light! I weirdly love rainy, Fall days! These leaves made my day.





Sunday we woke up and hit the road to begin celebrating my man's 27th birthday! I had a few plans for his 2 day celebration but for the most part, we wanted to wing it. I wanted him to do whatever he wanted. So his first choice was a card show - and he was really excited when I bought my first autographed card!

Then we literally flopped and watched football ALL. STINKIN. DAY. It rocked! That evening we grabbed dinner and spent more time lounging. I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday and hung up some decorations so when he woke up he would be surprised. Don't judge the fact that I got most of the decorations in the kids-party section. #nevergrowup! I gave him 3 options when he woke up on how to celebrate his day, and he chose a mini trip to the outlets! To be honest, he didn't find much, but we did finish a TON of Christmas shopping, which felt great!
This is his happy place; THE DISNEY STORE!!
His main gift from me though was some Bengals gear that I knew he'd love - which he did! He hasn't taken his vintage looking winter hat off since he opened the bag ;) later, we initially had plans to get dinner and a movie, but he changed his mind and wanted a night in - with a catch! I had to cook a homemade meal; stuffed shells. They turned out delish! We finished the day with a movie at home, and a long night of chatting. It was honestly perfect. It was nothing crazy, out of the ordinary, etc. but we had a blast, because we were together.

I'll always love that about Caleb. He can turn something as simple as a taco bell run, into an adventure. I'm lucky he's mine. It was so fun to have the day off for his birthday. I wish it was something that everyone could do - take off for their birthdays. It should really be a free day off for everyone! I love you, Caleb! I hope your 27th was the best yet!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! & hey, we're halfway through the work week now! Enjoy!!

19 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful celebration. I LOVE that you decorated the house, so sweet.

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  2. What a wonderful bday celebration! Happy Birthday Caleb! :)

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  3. I love that you decorated the house!! I always try to sneak up early to that, too! Man, doing surprises is hard once you're finally married and living together and can't just hang stuff up whenever. Worth it ;)

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  4. So fun! I think everyone should get off on their birthdays too! Looks like you had a great celebration!

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  5. I'm an absolute fan and firm believer of low-key celebrations and "the little things" in life, like turning a trip to taco bell into an adventure. It really means so much more and creates memories to last a lifetime! Looks like y'all had an amazing birthday celebration and got in tons of quality time. So great!

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  6. What a fun weekend! Did y'all go to the Cincinnati Premier Outlets? That's one of our favorites because it does have the Disney store!!! You should post your stuffed shells recipe :)

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  7. What a fun, relaxing birthday. Those are the best!

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  8. Sounds absolutely amazing! I love that you guys can make the little everyday moments so special, I'm the same way, I think the little moments make the best memories!

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  9. Looked like the perfect celebration, you guys are too cute and always have so much fun <3

    Green Fashionista

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  10. What a great birthday weekend for your guy! I think sometimes celebrating with a night in is the best. No pressure or anxiety to go places or do things, just doing what you love!

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  11. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Have a fabulous day, Kayla!

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  12. So glad you guys were able to celebrate all weekend long :) Sometimes just simple, quality time doing whatever you want is the BEST way to celebrate- especially for busy bees like you guys!!!

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  13. That actually sounds like an awesome birthday weekend! I spy a signed Eifert card! Great choice. Those leaves are so gorgeous - we've been getting lots of rain here, too. Happy belated birthday, Caleb!

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  14. OMG I LOVE the bride's dress, she's so gorgeous! Glad you had such an awesome celebration!

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  15. It's funny he chose the outlets for his birthday! Jordan haaaaates shopping always. Glad you had a great day!

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  16. I agree! I think everyone should get their birthday off, too! lol.. I'm glad y'all had such a good long weekend together!! Most of the time I enjoy nights in better than nights out...who likes putting on real clothes to go out??

    The wedding pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors they chose.

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  17. Love the bride's dress... gorgeous!
    Glad you guys had some birthday fun! :D

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  18. Happy Birthday, Caleb!!!! It's true...you know you've found your person when a simple, every day errand turns in to something fun. I'm so impressed by you with being almost done with your Christmas shopping! That's the way to do it. Then you won't have to worry about a thing and just enjoy the season!

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