Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Birthday Weekend Recap

My birthday weekend was great. Nothing terribly excited happened. No big trip to New Orleans...yet. Instead we went down to Lake Charles which is one of our favorite places to go around here.

Since it was my birthday I got to choose what I wanted to do for the day. I had originally thought about going south of Lake Charles on the Creole Nature Trail, but I opted to save that for another day.

Instead it was a day of shopping and good food for us. We went to Target first. (My how I wish Leesville had a Target!) I was looking for a specific lip gloss from Max Factor but apparently Target or at least this Target doesn't carry that, so I had to make do with the awesome pale pink nail polish I found. Sean and I also bought some basic baby stuff for a friend of ours. He and his wife are new parents as of yesterday and they had no baby stuff. He said they could use anything so we got them a diaper genie, which happens to be one of my favorite gifts to give, some bottles, 3 onesies, a couple of pacifiers, and a baby medical kit that had a thermometer, measuring dropper, and a few other things in it. I love being able to do stuff like that for people, it always makes me feel good to be able to help someone. I told Sean I'd keep an eye out for baby clothes at Goodwill too.

We stopped at our favorite sports bar for lunch and a couple of spicy Bloody Marys. If you're ever in Lake Charles stop by Pappy's on Ryan Street. They have a deli on one side and a bar on the other. Usually we just sit in the bar because the deli is so busy and order what we want. The Po'Boys are amazing there as are the Spicy Bloody Marys. I've never been one for Bloody Marys, but these can't be missed. We like to play Buzztime Trivia while we are there too, so I enjoyed an hour or so of that. Few things I find as fun as beating my husband on multiple rounds of trivia! Muah ha ha.

Next up was Books a Million, which also happens to have a deal with AAFES online, so remember that all you military gals! I have never been in such a wonderful bookstore! They had the most magazines I've ever seen in a bookstore. The selection of books was also amazing. I ended up with a travel book about Europe and I bought Sean a book about the history of paratroopers.

We also hit Goodwill and Hobby Lobby. How I miss Hobby Lobby too! I cannot go in that store without buying at least one thing. They were having great sales on summer stuff so I grabbed a couple of picture frames.

We ended the day with a feast at Olive Garden. I had the Tour of Italy and a strawberry bellini and thought Sean was going to have to roll me out of there, I was that full!

I have a feeling that my 25th year is going to be simply amazing!


Lindsay aka Corn said...

Cute frames!

::note to self, stop by Hobby Lobby::

Look's like yall had a great weekend, and a great birthday!

Kristen said...

Happy belated birthday! Can I just say that Target, Hobby Lobby, and Books-a-million are 3 of my favorite stores! My husband and I LOVE Buzztime. We play on the same team so that we can beat everyone else. I'm not gonna lie, we are pretty good at Buzztime. Haha!

loquita said...

Yay Tour of Italy, Target and the bookstore! Sounds like an awesome birthday, glad you had fun!

I also like the part about beating your hubby at trivia -- I need to add that to my TODO list for LT and I. :-D

Jenny said...

I LOVE the Olive Garden. It is one of our favorites. I am glad that you had a good birthday!

Jrzy Army Wife said...

Glad you had a kick ass birthday weekend. Sounds like you had a great time. I agree with Lindsay... cute frames

smilnsigh said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And the same to your Warrior Husband. July 4th, how cooool is that?!?

Thank you for coming by my blog and commenting.

Great summertime pics here!

My best to you and your Warrior Husband. Thank you and him, for what you do for our country. I always say thanks to the family too. They also serve.

Miss Mari-Nanci