Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Rewind

What a great weekend! Friday night I met Hubby after he got off work for dinner at Macaroni Grill. Normally he comes home & we go back into town together, but after a long work week I figured he might just want to meet up to save some time. After dinner we made a few quick exchanges with my birthday clothes. Thank goodness they had the right size in everything he had picked out! We came on home so Hubby could try out his newest toy...a Wii bowling ball. He had some gift cards to Best Buy so he ordered an actual bowling ball & a new bowling game for the Wii. I simply observed while he played but I can tell it's going to make the game a whole lot more realistic. He certainly seemed to have a good time with it!

Saturday morning we both had to work and we spent the rest of Saturday afternoon doing random things around the house. Hubby worked in the office on filing & financial duties & I did some laundry along with some touch-up painting. It never fails, Bogey's feet & tail seem to throw small mud splatters all along our walls when he comes in for visits. Thank goodness for hardwood floors or we would have an outdoor only dog!

Saturday night we had our small group meeting. With the Super Bowl being last night we decided to reschedule so we could stay on track with the Sunday morning sermons but also enjoy the Super Bowl! It was such a fun evening--we had pizza & our regular lesson & then we finished up the evening with several rounds of Apples to Apples. We may have to plan on doing that more often because it was a blast!!!

Yesterday we had church (which was another awesome sermon--more to come tomorrow) and I had a quick meeting afterwards. As soon as I got home we loaded Bogey up and headed down to my parents' house to help out with any last minute prep before the Birthday/Super Bowl party. Plus I got to witness the artist in action...

My dad working on his masterpiece!

The finished product...I may or may not have been whining a bit that we always celebrate the Super Bowl & my birthday just gets thrown in. My parents were not about to let that happen this year! We had pink cups, plates, & napkins & notice the writing on the cake..."Super Bowl? Nope! Valentine's? No Way! It's Lauren's 27th Birthday!" Haha...I Love It!

All lit & ready for a wish!

Of course there were still a few presents to open!

After the birthday celebration, we got busy eating all the wonderful food. I think this was the best spread ever! Hot wings, stuffed mushrooms, bacon-wrapped chicken bites, cheesy bread squares, rotel & chips, spinach artichoke dip, beanie weenies, & huge fruit & vegetable trays. Oh, and of course homemade strawberry cake & apple dumplings for dessert! Wow...definitely a low-cal Super Bowl party! ;o)

Just a small part of the group resting after all the eating!

My mom broke out some old floor puzzles to entertain the girls!
There were 20-25 people there & we had such a great time hanging out watching the game & laughing at the commercials. Most of our crowd was routing for the Colts, but all in all we were just happy that it was a good game!
The weathermen were thinking we might get a bunch of snow again today...thankfully their forecast was a little off! I'm definitely ready for the snow to stop falling!!!


Mrs. A said...

sounds like a great birthday celebration and I love the new layout!!

Heather said...

Happy birthday Lauren!! Love the cake! What a great weekend you had, love all the pics!

Risley said...

Aw! Looks like fun! I had my birthday cake during our super bowl party! Fun! Fun!

Lindsey said...

The cake is so pretty!!

Jennifer said...

Glad you had such a great weekend and birthday! (o:

Alissa said...

What a fun birthday weekend, great cake yum Macaroni Grill.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Looked like so much fun! and love what your Dad wrote on the cake, so funny! great pics=!