My Lovely Birthday Surprise

It's been a little while since I've written and the reason is because this past weekend was my birthday! Derek wanted to make this year extra special for me, and he's been telling me this whole month not to plan anything on the 13th, because he was planning to do some stuff for my birthday. But he wouldn't tell me what we were going to do.

Well, I finally got to see what he's been planning all this time! My husband is so good at surprises - I don't think I've ever met anyone who can plan a better surprise.

So we woke up on Saturday morning and Derek told me we were leaving at 10:10 in the morning (we were on a schedule). We actually ended up leaving a little early to get a Starbucks before we got to the place.

My first surprise was a thirty minute professional massage! It was lovley! My sister's coworker is a massage therapist, and she came in on a Saturday to give me my massage. She was really good - the pressure wasn't too much for my first time, but it was still enough to make my muscles relax. I had a couple knots on my left side (I knew there were some knots in there)! It was very relaxig - she worked out the knots and then "lengthened" my muscles. I left feeling non-tense! I might have to go back to her again sometime - it probably wouldn't be a bad idea, because my line of work is really hard on my body.

Next Derek took me to a nail salon to get my nails done! I've never had my nails done (not even for our wedding, but I've always wantd to; in fact, it's on my "100 Things To Do Before I Die" list! "Get a french manicure." I guess I can cross that off the list now! It was fascinating the way they build up the nails on your finger - first they put on the white tips, then they build up the acryllic material on your nails, then they trim them and gloss them. It was really cool to watch, and I feel so glamorous now! My natural nails aren't that strong and don't grow to be very long, so these nails feel so pretty, "Daaaarling"!

Next he took me to Ulta, which is a big makeup store, and let me buy thirty dollars worth of makeup. My husband knows me so well! I ended up getting some plum eyeliner, Superstay lipstick, a light bronzing shimmer powder (which is fabulous - it just gives your face a fresh look), and a nice nail file, because I've needed another one. Ah, I love makeup!
After that we went back home and got dressed for dinner out. Derek had told me earlier in the week that I should buy a new dress for the "thing" we were doing on Saturday, but I couldn't find one that I really liked. So I wore a dress that I already had, and I bought some new earrings and some red high heels instead! That's something else that's on my "100 Things" list - "Buy some red high heels"! So I got to cross a couple things off the list.

We went out to the Olive Garden for dinner and split an entree. We like to split restaurant meals, because it's cheaper, and then we also don't eat too much like we would if we got our own meal. We also got this wonderful chocolate cake for dessert. It was heavenly . . . really good cake. The entire time we were eating the manager of the restaurant kept coming over to check on us and see how we were doing - he also brought us our check. I think he might of thought we were important people, because we were really dressed up - me in my dress and Derek in a suit. So that was fun! I also got a couple compliments on my dress and shoes from complete strangers, so that was special since it was my birthday dinner with Derek.

After that Derek took me to a play downtown! I have never been to play in town before, I've only been to a few other plays in smaller theaters. It was so exciting! The play was called "Quilters" and was about women in the 1800s, and how quilting was such a big part of their lives. The play made me want to pick up a needle and start a quilt, even though I've never been good at sewing. One part in the play that we could have done without, but overall really good. We enjoyed it!

It was a wonderful birthday outing, and Derek gave me so many fun surprises! I'm lucky to have that man. He planned everything out to make it special for me, and he always makes me feel like a princess. Love you, Babe!

The next day we also had a birthday celebration with my family, and my mom made me a heavenly chocolate cake - milk chocolate. Yum!

So that's what I've been up to this weekend, leading to the lack of blogging. But I'm working on some other posts this week, so stay tuned! Here's some pictures:

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Brittney Galloway said...

Aww, you guys look great! And, Happy Belated Birthday!

Jessica said...

Sounds like you had a pretty perfect birthday! I love your red high heels :-)

Katie Spinks said...

happy happy birthday - looks like you had a fabulous one and i love the red heels great idea!!

katie said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!

What a special birthday your husband planned.

AmyK said...

Sounds like Derek is a keeper! And it sounds like you had a fantastic birthday! LOVE your outfit! And he looks shnazzy, too :)

Amber said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Sounds like Derek has some high standards to live up to for next year's birthday!

Jenene said...

What an amazing day! Happy Birthday!

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