Sunday, July 29, 2012

Birthday Extrravaganza

I basically got to celebrate my birthday for an entire week this year so I'm thinking getting older just keeps getting better.  It started off a few days early when I received a giant package.  I had no idea who it was from and I had no idea what it could be.
When I opened the box and found the card from Julie I was so excited!  She does such awesome crafty projects (which you can check out here) so I knew I was in for a treat.  Check out this awesome collage!!!
I absolutely LOVE it and I couldn't stop looking at it after I opened it.  She used my favorite colors and picked out my favorite pictures.  She did such an awesome job and I was so surprised to receive such a heartfelt gift.  I"m so proud of it I placed it on the fireplace so anyone that comes by can see it.

What a great kickoff to my birthday weekend.  Later that weekend we biked to Golden and met Amy and Dion for brunch on the patio at The Golden Hotel

We also went to Jodi's house for a birthday dinner for me and Sue, as our birthdays our only four days apart.  We had a wonderful dinner and then played some games. 

On my actual birthday my colleagues treated me with delicious cupcakes from Gigi's.  (Is it bad that everyone knows of my love for cupcakes?)  Yummy!

  Then the next night Jenny treated me to a happy hour at The Tavern and a Rockies game. 
Then the following weekend I got to celebrate with Ryan.  He gave me this beautiful purple necklace (one of my favorite colors).

Then we painted pottery (so much fun), bottled wine at Vintages, had a nice dinner at Austin's, enjoyed the cute little Fort Collins old town, and stayed overnight at The Armstrong Hotel

Pottery painting!

A tasty "Whipping the Mule" cocktail at Ace Gillett's.
Bottling wine:

Awesome sign and Coke made with real sugar we found at an old fashioned candy store.

Messing around at the hotel and the awesome resident cat: that pretty much just decorated the lobby furniture.

What an awesome birthday week I had!  I guess it wore me out...


  1. Happy birthday! What a fun week.

  2. Everyone should celebrate their birthday with a week full of festivities!!! I am thrilled that you love the collage and as I think I have mentioned before I am horrible about checking my mail because it is always filled with junk, but I got your precious thank you card last night in the mail. I am a generally a cat person, but I could squeeze the stuffin' out of those puppies!!!