It is no secret that I love birthdays, especially mine! I grew up an only child, the oldest grandchild on both sides, and best friend to kids who also grew up as only children. Needless to say, birthdays were a big deal. I have always celebrated my birthdays for days… weeks even… with friends, family members, coworkers, my friends family members, ha.
However, I have married a man who isn’t really a fan of birthdays. I’m not sure if it’s because he is a guy; or if it’s because he was born on New Years Eve; or if it’s because he believes in making every day special for those that he loves. Who knows! But every year he laughs at me and says, “Arent’ you too old to make such a big deal of your birthday?” My response is always “Never!”
Here are some snapshots of my birthday weekend.
My presents from my sweet, anti-birthday husband. I can just see him wandering around Anthropologie looking for that perfect gift.
He then surprised me with a fabulous birthday dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants, Atlanta Fish Market. He may not see the need in excessive celebrating or extravagant gifts, but he is never opposed to a good celebratory meal!
We enjoyed a beautifully drawn out mean complete with calamari, Mahi Mahi, Chilean sea bass, and, of course, cake! We also shared a bottle of wine we got from our favorite winery on our honeymoon. It was a fantastic evening!
So Jon and I celebrated my birthday a day early because he spent the weekend coaching a basketball camp for kids. Needless to say he was quite busy, so my sweet Aunt Cathy drove down from Chattanooga to spend the day with me.
To say that she spoils me is an understatement. As always, she got me a whole slew of gifts: hats, shirts, scarfs, vests, etc. The cute shirt and hat I’m wearing are courtesy of her :) I was also ecstatic to wear my gift from Lauren- my Kendra Scott necklace.
The next morning, Kathryn scooped me up to treat me to an awesome brunch at Sweet Melissa’s.