Tuesday, October 25, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday!!

In case any of you came today ready with your Ten Things to Smile About This Month posts- that is going to be held off until Tuesday, November 1st- as otherwise we have almost a whole week of October left- so please please come back next week and link up. And if you already wrote your post, definitely just link up next week.

Today I am going to be linking up with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn for their fun meme Talk To Us Tuesday. This is a meme where anything goes- so easy peasy! You definitely should go read both of these ladies blogs- their blogs are laugh out loud funny, I would say pee your pants funny, but Shawn does that enough for the all of us.

So last Friday I told you all about how I was going to begin my birthday celebration- which yes my birthday is today-- on Saturday with a day out of shopping.

I began my day early 7:09 AM to be exact when I walked into Kohls for their powers hours and to utilize my 30% off coupon- which I did with several new shirts and a few cami's

9:00 AM- Morning at the pumpkin patch with the fam- more on this tomorrow.

12:00- begin to watch my Cougars kill Idaho State University

1:20- Begin the now too far drive to see my BFF Lourie- while listening to the game in the car

me and my beastie- CA Girl
2:10- Pick up Lourie to begin my "within reason" shopping- and get text updates about the final score-thanks Eric!

2:00- 5:15- Hit up Tuesday Morning, the Dollar Store, two thrift stores. Most damage "within reason' shopping done at Tuesday Morning. Oh and I did score two chairs for my kitchen table that I am going to redo for only $16 total! Squeal!!

5:15-6:15ish- Treated to dinner out by Lourie and she gave me my hilarious and perfect presents
The candles and matches- actually made me bust a gut. You see at Lucas birthday- we realized we did not have candles, so we hurried and ran to the store last minute to get candles- only to come home and realize we had no matches or at least no idea where they were, we had to use the stove to light the candles- so Lourie is making sure I am taken care of.

Yes I had a chilli cheese dog so big and messy it required a fork! mmmm
Lourie was a bit neater in her choice

We had our dessert

And ate it too

6:15-6:30- Swing by Target

6:30-9:30 Head to Lourie's oldest daughter's school to watch her perform in The Hobbit. The kid that played Gollum- was beyond amazing and creepy- he had the voice and movement down perfectly! It was insane.

9:30- Begin drive home :(

Then when I got home I showed my husband my loot-
though this doesn't do it justice as everything is back in the bags and boxes and my chair aren't in the picture-though there will be lots of pictures when I refinish them.

(And sorry- all pics were just quick ones from my cell with no editing done- as yeah, I was just lazy)

And today-today I have presents, one from each kid, teasing me all wrapped up pretty which will be opened as soon as Eric gets home and then out to eat for us-- definitely not cooking on my own birthday!

Do you cook on your birthday?


  1. Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a fun day out on Saturday!

    And heck no! I do not cook on my birthday!!


    Sounds like a great day. Man, I could go for some shopping.

    I don't know if I'll cook on my birthday. Actually, it just dawned on me that my birthday is less than 2 weeks away and I have no plans at all.

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! (BTW - Was that title a shout out to the Beatles version of the happy birthday song?!? If so, we are soul sisters.) :o)

    Looks like you got your birthday off to an amazing start!!!! I wish I had blogging friends who lived near me!!

    And this is going to be very hypocritical, but I always tell everyone they shouldn't have to cook on their birthdays. Then I do it myself. :o)

  4. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so glad you had such a good day!! :) Enjoy your presents and dinner!

  5. Happy birthday Em!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous Saturday! A shopping day with a bf . . . Hard to beat!! Enjoy your presents and dinner tonight.

    I only cooked once on my birthday a few of years ago, I was morning sick with Madeline and only certain things sounded good. But it did not feel like my birthday! Eating out is the way to go. I do like making my own cake though!

    Happy birthday again! I love you!!!

  6. Wow girl you sure know how to party!!
    Looks like a GREAT birthday weekend and no I don't cook on my birthday.

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLIE!! It sounds like you and CA Girl had a great time. Your dinner looked fabulously messy! Mmmm. I'm getting hungry! But that dessert looked even better!

    I definitely don't cook on my birthday. Last year, M went to play cards with the boys and I picked up my own Mexican take out from my favorite restaurant and that BETTER NOT HAPPEN this year!

    Thanks for linking up! We appreciate it!

  8. Happy Birthday!!

    Nice work on your shopping!

  9. Happy Birthday Emmy! I hope your birthday continues to be wonderful!

    I'm seriously jealous of this mini shopping spree you two went on!

  10. It looks like you had a fabulous day!!
    I love when friends give us gifts like that...they mean something just to us and they rock! :)
    You only spent 15 minutes in Target?

  11. I forgot to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  12. Happy birthday!!! Your dinner looks terribly delicious! We'll actually be celebrating my daughter's birthday today. :)

  13. Well, HAPPY birthday!!!!! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!

    It looks like your celebration started off with tons of fun! I love that your friend got you candles and matches!!

    I absolutely do not cook on my b-day and since my husband can't cook, we usually order take out!

  14. No the picture does not do it justice not at all. Lol. It was soooo much fun. I look forward to our next get together. :) do I cook for my bday? I have been known to, yes! :P have a grand day! Love ya!

  15. You made out like a bandit!! All that shopping and an ice cream sundae... woo hoo!!!

  16. Looks like a perfect birthday to me!

  17. Happy Birthday, Em! Mine was on Saturday, and like I posted, pretty much sounds like yours...

    and it was fabulous!

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! No, I don't cook on my own birthday. Come to think of it, I hardly cook any other day either.

  19. Happy, Happy Birthday! I definitely don't cook on my birthday. And I will clean the day before so I'm not doing it on the actual day. Because heaven forbid someone else in my house clean!

  20. Happy Birthday!!!

    What a great day of shopping!

  21. Sounds like a great day with your bff. :) Happy Birthday - and no, you definitely should not be cooking! :)


    looks like you and Lourie had a blast!!

  23. Happy Birthday, sweetie. I am glad you had a good day.

  24. Happy Birthday! Your birthday is just 5 days after mine! I forgot that. I am glad your day was wonderful. Birthdays should be. And wow, you made out like a bandit!

  25. Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see your finished projects.

    And no, I do not cook on my birthday. :)

  26. Sounds like a great day!

    Cook on my birthday? No way! ;)

  27. Sounds like a wonderful birthday! So glad you had fun!

  28. Happy Birthday!!! What a great day you had, how fun!

  29. Happy Birthday Momma!! I completely missed this???!!! I hope it was a wonderful day - love me some Steak N Shake!!!!! YUM!!


  30. happy birthday and what a great day of fun

  31. Well you re right, I do pee my pants enough for the both of us and then some!


    You certainly scored, not only did you get a ton of stuff but you had a wonderful child free ay with your bestie!

    As far as cooking on my birthday...yes, I do but only because it's also my daughters birthday and I need to treat her on her special day.

    Thanks for linking up and I'm going to do my best to remember your 10 ten next Tuesday since I'm always a day late and a dollar short with that one, but that's really the story of my life!

  32. Well I try to cook as little as possible, so naturally, I don't on my birthday. I am going to spend my birthday like you did yours now, because it looks AWESOME!!! Happy Birthday!

  33. Awwww, how sweet. Looks like you had a great day! Happy Birthday!

  34. oh man, i want those curly fries...