Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday review for you

As you've already gathered, I had a birthday this past weekend. I don't tend to make a huge deal out of holidays especially arbitrary ones like Valentines Day and (gasp) Thanksgiving, however, birthdays are the one day I think we should celebrate the individual who (get ready for a Hallmark moment) is being gifted with another year of life. I turned 26 on Sunday but B and I celebrated on Saturday as I worked on Sunday, which I'm not complaining about...the weekend was every bit as awesome as hoped. Here are a few peeks for you...
Fresh flowers are a must for every occasion. Luckily my friend Corie understands this and graced me with these orange beauities.

Here's my B looking kind of bored with the fact that I'm taking lots of pictures (I have to practice!)

Here I am before that lovely dinner showing off the antique key B bought me at the Farmers market earlier that morning. You can see more of this artist's work here.
B wanted to take me to lunch, but I think he cooks better than most restaraunts so I requested a special sandwich. He made ham, swiss, and spinach sandwiches on a fresh, sourdough baguette. Add a glass or two of white wine and I am one satisfied lady.
B had Keith from Paper Thin Design make custom portraits of the dogs. I couldn't have been happier. I am holding up Bella's portrait in this picture.
B treated me to a lovely dinner at one of my favorite Athen's restaurants. I wore this dress that I bought for the wedding we're attending later this month.
The back of the dress is one of my favorite parts about it.
You're never too old for a bright, fun, sprinkled birthday cake. Sprinkles are definitely on my favorite things.
See- all smiles. Oh, and thank you , lovely readers, for you kind birthday wishes. They made me smile too.
How was your weekend?
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58 comments:

CTB said...

Great pictures! Beautiful flowers! Fabulous dress! Happy Birthday! I agree in making a big fuss over birthdays. Sounds like yours was amazing!

bananas. said...

oh sh*t! did i ever wish you a happy birthday?! i don't think i did...HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINA!!! it looks like you made out well. love the dress. you look adorable. my weekend was okay...just kept busy working on the house, you know, a little of this, a little of that.

Life Abroad said...

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday weekend filled with beautiful things! Love that key necklace!

Morgan said...

Looks like a great weekend! So happy for you!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Looks like a perfectly wonderful weekend! Love the dress. The cake & the sandwiches look delish, too!

Anna said...

Looks like a great birthday weekend!

Happy belated :)

heisschic said...

what an amazing birthday- B did a great job.

and that dress, oooh lala. I love the buttons down the back... subtly sexy.


with a start like that, it looks like this is going to be a fantastic year for you!

(btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

Haven and Home said...

Happy Birthday again! (it can never be said too much!)

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Beth Cyr said...

Aww, what a fabulous birthday!!! I'm so glad you had such a fabulous day!!
xo
b

ms. less is always more said...

Sounds like an amazing celebration! I'm happy for you that it was a good birthday! I just LOVE birthdays!

christina said...

Waht a wonderful birthday celebration! So glad you had a good day...you deserve it!!! xo

Simply Mel said...

B is one FANTASTIC guy! Looks like you had a delightful birthday...so deserved by your very beautiful self!

Here's to many, many more!

nkp said...

Happy belated birthday, Christina! You look adorable and these photos are fantastic! I love the vintage quality to the images. Whadya do to them?

Looks like you had an extra special weekend. Yay for celebrations!

Mo said...

Looks like an amazing birthday, and what beautiful pictures too!! Happy belated birthday!

Rachel said...

Happy belated Birthday!!

You look adorable in BOTH of those dresses!!

And I do love when my sweet love cooks for me over a restaurant!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous bday celebration you had! Happy belated birthday!!

And I love that dress you bought for the wedding!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh what lovely pics.. Seems like you had a great day!! Happy Belated birthday...

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Aww, happy belated birthday! I totally agree that they deserve to be celebrated to the fullest (also not a huge fan of the made up holidays).

K @ Blog Goggles said...

P.S. That dress is gorgeous! I love the collar!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Looks like a great birthday weekend! That dress is gorgeous on you...and I have a Bella of my onw too! :)

Have a happy Monday!

Gabby said...

So glad you had a fantastic weekend!

Magchunk said...

Happy birthday! You are too cute (Love the dresses!). And B is totally hunky! Nice work :)

naphtali said...

Sounds delightful! Glad it was a fun birthday. Lovely dress btw!!

Hanako66 said...

awwwww, happy birthday! you two are the cutest couple ever...seriously!

Iva said...

Looks like such a fun birthday. Hey did you get a new hairstyle?! It looks great! What a great present, food and a custom portrait of your dog! I will have to go check out paper thin designs. that key is so nice. I love the shot of it! haha B does have a look like 'ummmmmmmm another'? heheh you keep practicing on him :) (not that you need it at all because you always have great pictures!) Lovely dress, thats a great color on you. I love the detail to it. Have a great start to your week!

live a colorful life said...

Wow, B's cute!! (I can say that, can't I?) AND he cooks? (I have one of those too, so I know how nice it is...). Cool stuff for your birthday. I love what you have on in the picture with the antique key. Happy belated birthday.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! You look lovely!

Anna Caroline said...

Hey Christina

I am so happy to see that you had time to drop of a comment :) I can imagine you are busy....tons of comments here :).

Looks like a fab. b-day. I must agree with you, I love my bfs cooking too...he makes smashing noodle soups:p.....

Take care
and btw you looked gorgeous in those dresses. I like your style :)

/Anna Caroline
Design Studio 210

LiLu said...

I love how all the pics look like old polaroids! So cool :-)

Kotori said...

What a fun birthday! Looks like it was a wonderful day... well deserved! Loved all the vintage styled photos!

Melissa said...

You're already a good photographer! :) Happy belated birthday!

Gabbi said...

Happy Birthday again Christina... your birthday sounds really nice and I love how you shared it. I'm with you on celebrating the new year, it's a a great and positive way to view it. I want a kitty portrait of George now!! :)

leni said...

looks like a wonderful birthday!

Sam said...

Red Gerbras, custom portaits of special people, handsome man, homemade lunch, a night out at your favourite restaurant and quirky jewellery!!! Total perfection I think! So glad you had a lovely time - you look so happy and pretty in that dress!

meohmyoh said...

It sounds like you had an enchanted, laid back day :] Just perfect! And B is such a cutie too! I'm glad you had a good birthday, those are important :]

~Macy

flynn said...

really though - how are you getting your camera to do that? those pictures are really nice - the cake one is worth putting up where you can see it more often. glad you had a good one. - f

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So HAPPY!
Glad you had a lovely day...You & B both are the cutest stylish couple! Much blessings Christina...
I totally agree- being gifted with another year of life deserves a CELEBRATION! Gave me 'nice goosebumps' when I read it...Life is so fragile, we need to appreciate more! ~XO*

off switch said...

happy belated birthday! :)

Amy Anderson said...

Happy Birthday!!! Such a cute dress!

A

tanya said...

yay for birthdays!! so glad you had a good time--am LOVING that dress ;-)

drollgirl said...

oh, it looks like you had one fantastic birthday! you are still so young! lucky you!

and i LOVE your necklace and your birthday outfit -- perfecto!! and that sandwich looks pretty awesome too, as does everything!

hope you keep celebrating AS LONG AS POSSIBLE! ;)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great day. B got you some amazing gifts! Love the dress for the wedding too!!!

Little Miss Tiara said...

aww... beautiful orange flowers and gifts! Haha, lol @ B's bored face, though :P boys really should try to be more patient, lol. :D

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (again!) wish you all all all the best! :)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

love, love your dress!

jess@noelmarie said...

Happy Birthday! Love your dress and you two are the cutest couple.

Sanity Fair said...

Happy birthday :) Looks like a fun time - and I love the key as necklace!

shopruche.com said...

Christina! The dress looks absolutely adorable on you! You need to post it up on my Facebook fan page (it needs some loving hehe).

shopruche.com said...

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Being Brazen said...

Happy Birthday (again)...great photos!

Ps - you have the bacon, banana and garlic all on the pizza at the same time. Cook bacon before putting it on the cheese covered pizza -then add sliced banana and bacon - then put it in the oven :) yum

Rachel Follett said...

Happy Birthday! I am going to be 26 next month! You are so very lucky to have such a good looking B(Can I write this?)who cooks and buys you presents! Love all your photos. You are too cute!

GUGAW said...

ooh happy birthday lady! and B is a good lookin cutie! my bloke is an awesome cook too, the amount of times we've been out and eaten food that isn't even CLOSE to the stuff he can make...

Kellie Collis said...

I love practicing my photography on my husband... He also loves it!!

Southern Aspirations said...

Comment queen, you are!
So glad you had a great weekend. And, kudos to B. He did well. Great photos by both of you too and I ADORE the custom dog portraits!

CC. said...

happy happy birthday!!!!

xoxoox, cc.

p.s. ur b is very cute :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I think I wished you a happy early birthday, and now I'm wishing you a late happy birthday (so sorry I missed it over the weekend). It looks like you guys had a lovely day. Those pet portraits are so special, I just love them. Gerbera Daisies are one of my fave flowers. And how cute do you look?! Thanks for sharing your pics with us :)

Blair said...

Happy belated birthday! That sandwich looks and sounds divine! Also love the dress:)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Not sure if I wished you a Happy Birthday, if not, Happy Birthday Christina! I love all your pics - and your hair is so darn cute! Oh my, that dress is so cute, and you're right, the back is so pretty, romantic too! I am envious, I can't wear yellow, since I am so pasty white, I look horrible in yellow.:( You on the other hand look gorgeous!
xoxo

Jennifer Ramos said...

Happy belated BDAY....I loved these pics...!
Is that your BF? ...he's a cutie... :)


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