Monday, June 1, 2009

My 23rd Birthday Weekend!

Ok... get ready for a long one!!

Birthday Weekend Recap!

Thursday was my 23rd birthday, so Josh took me to San Francisco to go shopping!!! Since I've been unemployed shopping has been pretty non-existent, so I've been saving up for this special occasion, and had a little help from birthday money and birthday gift certificates! So we embarked on our journey first thing Thursday morning and the first thing we saw: A convoy of school buses! Where I grew up kids never took school buses to school, your parents drop you off, so to see a bunch of them all in a line was hilarious to me.

Bus Convoy!

Vrooom Vroooom!
Joshy and I in the Jetta on our way to SF!
There was a car with a video camera strapped on it! Josh thought it was dumb to have it on the outside because the lens will be full of bug guts!
Neat SF house with old car
Downtown San Francisco
The Westfield SF Shopping Center aka Heaven on Earth
Josh being deathly afraid on the escalators. I had to pry my hand from his death grip and run down the stairs to take this picture. I knew once I escaped he wouldn't chase me because he gets so scared on them.
The view of what scares Joshy
The main purpose of the trip was to go to Vera Bradley, one of my FAVORITE stores :)
I walked away with over $600 in VB for only $250!! Yay gift Certificates! I got:
-26" Expandable upright suitcase in Black
-Hanging Garment Bag in Cupcakes Pink
-4 Bow Cosmetic Bags in various patterns (they are discontinuing them!!)
-a SUPER cute Cupcakes Pink Coffee Cup
-Vintage Rose Wallet to match my Vintage Rose Purse

I think there was more but I can't remember it all haha. We loaded it all up in the suitcase for easy transporting, so it worked out perfectly! :)


Holding my bags downtown in front of Urban Outfitters.
A kind passerby offered to take our picture when he saw Josh taking a picture of just me. So here we are with the ATM haha
We also went to Old Navy where I got 3 really cute/really cheap sundresses! And of course we made a stop at Anthropologie so I could get the bag that I have been drooling over, courtesy of Josh's Mom and Sister as my birthday gift! Yay!

Then we made our way back home and went out to dinner at Flavor, which is my favorite Italian restaurant! It is right downtown in Railroad Square, so there are a lot of cute shops and trees and fountains, I just love it!
Josh and I in front of Flavor!
After dinner we picked up Allie and went to Brain Freeze for some birthday fro' yo'! Then we came home and packed because Friday we were heading home to Livermore to visit my family!

Can I just say I LOVE Smart Cars!! I know they are death traps and all, but they are so funny looking, that every time I see one I get super excited, so I had to take a picture of the birthday weekend Smart Car sighting.
Friday night I hung out with my good friends Sam and Nicole, we exchanged gifts because Nicole's birthday was the 18th, and then we went and got some dinner. It was great to see them and catch up! :)

On Saturday, we were going to celebrate my birthday, so of course, that means... BARBIE CAKE TIME!!

Here is my mom getting the initial frosting on Barbie's skirt. Then we had to put her in the fridge because it was too warm and the frosting was melting off of her!
While Barbie was chilling (ha! pun intended!) Josh, Kevin, and I went on a bike ride in the vineyards and then we ate my favorite dinner: BBQ'd cheeseburgers, homemade fries, and milkshakes, it was DELICIOUS! Then after dinner Clay, Josh, Kevin and I decided to go for a walk because we were so stuffed from dinner. The boys all decided we should dress silly for our walk....

Clay sporting his sweet fur hat and walking stick, Josh with a wooden sword, and Kevin in his Motorcycle helmet and gloves, while I was wearing a sweet straw hat (not pictured unfortunately haha).
Kevin got really into it and decided to race some of the cars as they drove by...
he almost won haha
After the walk we came home and I put the finishing touches on the Barbie Cake! Check out the sweet polka dots!
Work it Barbie!
Me and My Barbie Cake Masterpiece
This is what happens when you let your brother take your picture, he leaves your head out. Thanks Clay.
Sadly, Barbie wasn't fully cooked inside! We followed the directions exactly, but for some reason she was a little gooey! Whoops.

My Birthday and birthday weekend were AMAZING! I spent it with my family, friends, and my wonderful boyfriend! I had so much fun and ate way too much food! Oh and I came away with a LOT of great gifts :)

Yay For Birthdays!!

-Katie

9 comments:

Josh said...

I had fun on your birthday and birthday weekend! You just forgot 1 thing, the bum in SF who followed me and wanted some money haha.

Newlywed Next Door said...

Happy Birthday! Looks likea great time. That Barbie cake is so cute!

Mare said...

You had the coolest cake ever and your whole weekend looked really fun.

I share Josh's fear of escalators.

Annie said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend! Family, friends, great food and shopping (my fave)!

The cake turned out adorable! :)

jlc said...

You and your hunny are so cute and well dressed!

Love the cake.. haha and the fact that you ate her derriere! Hahahaha! That pic is priceless!

Life with Lindsey said...

I love your cake! No one has ever made me a barbie cake before ;0( Tear

Debbie said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend, Katie baby, that's what birthdays are all about, celebrating with the people you love and who love you. The picture of Barbie's behind is really funny. I'm with Josh, I don't like escalators and definitely do not like the view in that one picture either!!!! I love you!!!!

~Mom

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

All that shopping makes me jealous! The only thing we have over here is the Smart Car :) However, I'm a little weirded out that you ate Barbie's gooey butt first. :)

Lil' Woman said...

OMG YOU ATE BARBIE'S ASS OUT!!!
Effin perverts! lol
But cute cake and great pics! :)