Sep 19, 2011

Bountiful birthday

So my birthday turned into a birthday weekend, which morphed into the best birthday ever. It started with Chipotle with my sister, and brunch at my apartment with some of my best girls. I could tell you about it...or I could just show you. (Warning: photo heavy post!)
Yes those are strawberries, marshmallows, and rice krispie treats - and yes they were for the chocolate fondue that was the dessert portion of the brunch.
Oh these? Edible acorns. And by edible I mean hershey's kisses, nilla wafers, and peanut butter. (The brunch also included homemade vanilla whipped cream. Yeah. My friends are amazing).
After a mimosa or two, the mister and I visited with my fabulous in-laws (who made me delicious ice cream cakes!), and I prepared for the birthday adventure tradition that happens every year with my best friend Megan.

We went to the Botanical Gardens in D.C. and beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it. The weather was perfect - and the colors of all the different flowers and plants were amazing!
The most relaxing part of the gardens was the Southern Exposure area, but the most beautiful part was the orchid room. Seriously people, these pictures don't do it justice.
(The sign says lipstick plant - get it?)
Beware: Brain Cactus is one of the endangered species of plants...I don't want to wonder why.
After we finished touring the gardens we walked over to the Capitol - and what's a trip into D.C. without a weird (although quite peaceful) protestor?
(Big building. Little Becky).

The weekend was capped off with dinner at my parents, and when I got home I just sat for a few minutes marveling at how loved I felt. Thank you for all the emails/tweets/comments - it meant so much! I have a feeling this is going to be a great year.

How was your weekend? Happy Monday!

15 comments:

Lucy The Valiant said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!

It looks like an awesome time. Love you dearie!!

AshleyD said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had so much fun!

Megan said...

I'm so glad you're birthday weekend went so well! :)

Annie said...

Sounds like perfection! You absolutely deserved it!

Sarah said...

I am so glad you had a great birthday weekend - and I hope to hear more when I see you this coming weekend. Can't wait!

Lauren Margaret said...

Happy birthday weekend! :)

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

What beautiful pictures!!!! I'm so glad you had such a great birthday weekend!

Also? I am so jealous you're so close to DC. I have never been (embarrassing) and I can't wait to be a total tourist someday and do/see everything!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That sounds like a GREAT weekend! I'm so glad your birthday weekend was everything you'd hoped for and more :) You look beautiful in those photos, by the way!

Kyla Roma said...

I'm so glad you had such a fun birthday weekend, it looks amazing! Let's be real- you had me at fondue ;)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Sounds like fun! And... I LOVE the brain cactus.

ashleyTIA said...

So glad your birthday was wonderful! This post makes me want to visit the botanical gardens again soon. :)

Stevie said...

Happy birthday!!! Looks like you had such a fun time. You look so happy and beautiful!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That looks like an absolutely amazing birthday weekend. I am glad you felt loved and adored. That is what birthdays should be all about. I love the tradition you & Megan have! So fun. You are just simply glowing in those photos. Makes me miss you even more!

HC said...

So glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Your pictures are gorgeous...and so are you :) Here's to a wonderful, less stressful, year 28!

Mandy said...

So much fun. You look fabulous, friend.

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