May 5, 2010

Birthday Celebration!

I had the BEST birthday celebration at the beach this past weekend.  I am so grateful to have great friends and family in my life!

The fun started early when we all hit the road Friday afternoon and headed for the beach.  We went to New Smyrna Beach where my Aunt & Uncle have a beach house. 

Here are just a few of the highlights from the weekend:

Look what I got for my birthday……


       Kelly Green Converse!  So cute!!



BTW – If you were thinking that my foot looked a little orange in those pictures, you’re right.  I got a spray tan the day or so before, so I wouldn’t look so pale on the beach.  This way, I was tan, and I could wear SPF 50 all day and not risk the run damage. 









Mike got up on Saturday morning and made us a delicious breakfast.  My favorite!


On Saturday, we spent a total of 9 hours on the beach (minus the hour nap I took inside).  My Aunt & Uncle, parents, cousins and their kids, all joined us on the beach for the day.  Later, we got cleaned up and had dinner at The Garlic!garlic                                                                                                                                                                                                 

IMG_5756  The Garlic was amazing!  Instead of serving bread and butter or dipping oils, they served a bowl of roasted garlic with balsamic!  Yuuummm!



We had a lot of fun using my camera (which was my early birthday gift from Josh) too.  We took portraits and definitely got silly!


We even had our own mini dance party!

IMG_8200  Josh was the DJ and played all our favorite old school hits!

As you can see, it was such a fun weekend, and a great way to kick off my 30’s!


  1. Looks like so much fun!! Right before I read the orange feet part, I was she looks tan!! lol!!

  2. Much deserved weekend!!!
    Looks like a blast!!!

  3. Happy birthday...looks like you had a blast!

    Cute shoes.

  4. Happy birthday and Mothers Day girl!

  5. I'm glad you had a great birthday!!


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