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Birthday Weekend Recap

September 29, 2014

This post is coming to you way later than normal. I’ve had a busy weekend and just finished wrapping up a pretty darn good 28th birthday!

Friday
My coworkers helped celebrate my birthday early with a DQ ice cream cake. It was my request because I hadn’t had one for years and options are limited when regular cake just isn’t my jam. It was delicious but I sure didn’t feel good afterwards. Why can’t ice cream cake be paleo?

Layne picked Liam up after supper and I headed off to a new indoor shooting range to blow off some steam before going for a beer at State and Main. I have to say, shooting indoors is MUCH louder and I kept jumping every time a gun fired. I ended up home and in bed before midnight which frankly was much needed.

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Saturday
I took my time getting out of bed Saturday morning before heading to the market. It was a much chillier morning than I expected, but nothing a little coffee couldn’t fix.

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Afterwards I stopped by the pop-up art gallery my mom was a part of for Culture Days before running some errands and going home. I decided to abandon any responsibilities for the day and chose to crawl into bed to catch up on last seasons Parenthood episodes that I missed. My errands may or may not have included buying a giant bag of dinosaur candy to indulge in during this time.

Before long it was time for me to bundle up and head over to a local park to volunteer with Nuit Blanche, an interactive art event. There was live art, musical entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens and more. The event was seriously so cool and I had so much fun running their social media feeds. I ran into a bit of trouble when the cold kept killing my battery (and my hands!) but other than that had a great night out. I came home just before midnight to have a long hot shower, layer on the clothes and watch another Parenthood episode before falling asleep.

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Sunday
My internal alarm woke me up far too early Sunday morning so I reached for the laptop for…you got it, more Parenthood before getting ready for the day. Liam came home just before 11 and we immediately hit the road to my parents. He fell asleep halfway there which meant we had all afternoon to hang out without a nap. It was a nice relaxing day for me with a nice dinner for my birthday. I actually enjoyed watching Liam’s reaction to my birthday pie (again, don’t like cake) candle and helping me open my gift.  I can’t wait for his birthday in a couple weeks!

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Mom and Dad spoiled me with a Polar heart rate monitor and a pair of one piece pyjamas I’ve been dying for. I know, I’m a nerd and that’s ok. Kids know what’s up with these one pieces jammies though!

We packed up and headed home shortly after dinner because frankly I was tired and I know Liam was too. Again, I abandoned any sort of responsibility, blogging included, to watch another episode of Parenthood and go to bed. Does anyone else watch this show? Can anyone make it through an episode without getting teary eyed if not full on bawling? Sheesh.

Monday
I was spoiled with so many texts, tweets and Facebook messages all day, not to mention, Chedda Heads made me a special bacon, brie and fig jam sandwich for lunch! He’s seriously the best (and I STILL promise I didn’t tell anyone else that all day if you’re reading this Rich!). I also got the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers, a gift card for some workout gear at Believe Fit, candles and bath stuff and homemade perfume. Seriously so spoiled.

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I stopped at Famoso to pick up dinner for Liam and I after grabbing him from the day home after work. Because really, I’m not cooking dinner on my birthday. The babysitter came over at bedtime and I headed off to my first ever aerial yoga class with some girlfriends. It was so much fun! I kept giggling through it because it was just so different than anything I’d done. I’d love to go again! We went for a drink after which may have included a round of shots. I mean, what’s so wrong with shots on a Monday night, right?

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Considering I wasn’t that excited to celebrate my birthday this year (because I’m too excited for Liam’s instead), I’d say it turned out to be a pretty good time. I even managed to treat myself to a new scarf from Urban Cowgirl Designs.

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And guess what? The lovely Linnden from Urban Cowgirl decided to help me spread some of the birthday love and give away a Snow Leopard scarf and Black Knotted headband to one lucky winner! Winner will be announced on Friday!
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I have a feeling the next year should be a pretty good one! 

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Tawnya
    September 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Sounds like such a fun weekend!! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I totally meant to text you earlier today and then I worked all evening!

    I love that infinity scarf and yay for a giveaway! 🙂

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    September 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Sounds like a great weekend. Happy belated birthday. I love Parenthood, such a great show. Makes me cry everytime though.

    • Reply
      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      I know, I cry every time, but it’s just so good!

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    Jennifer
    September 30, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Happy birthday! Sounds like it was fantastic.

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    Lindsey
    September 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Sounds like a great birthday &-weekend. I need to try those macaroons!
    Thanks for having me join you last night, it was a ton of fun!
    Love that scarf too!

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Seriously thanks for coming! So much fun 🙂

      I will text you if I see the booth this weekend!

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    laura @ scribbles and sass
    September 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

    that sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday. i’ve always wanted to try arial yoga, it looks so cool.

    p.s. fashion things! please let me win 😉

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      You definitely should find a class in YYC. It was so cool!

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    Tami
    September 30, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I have watched Parenthood from the 1st episode. I love it, They do just seem like a regular family with all the same trials and tribulations that go along with a big family.

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      I think that’s why it makes me cry so much, it’s just so relatable!

  • Reply
    Leigh
    September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Sounds like you had a great birthday!

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    Brie
    September 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend celebrating. Love yours and Liam’s matching beanies – so cute! I need matching ones for me and Sully! And aerial yoga?! I didn’t even know this was a thing, but now I totally need to try it.

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      I got them from Slouch Headwear online. I want some more fun colours, mainly for me, because Liam isn’t a fan of wearing his :p

      You MUST find an aerial yoga class to try, SO fun!

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    Kaella
    September 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

    It sounds like an awesome birthday weekend!! I’m so happy you got spoiled–you deserve it hun!!! Shots are always a good idea…Monday night or not 😉

    You and Liam are the CUTEST in your slouch hats!!!

    AWESOME giveaway!!!! 🙂

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you! <33

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    Pam
    September 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Sounds like a great birthday!

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    Crystal
    September 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Happy belated birthday! The aerial yoga classes look like fun but super hard!

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      Becky
      September 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks!

      I wouldn’t say it was hard, but it was very different letting yourself go without fear of falling on your face, haha.

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    Breanne
    September 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds like a great birthday weekend! Happy belated!!

    You’re so lucky to have had that special Chedda Heads Sammy! That fig jam might just be what dreams are made of!

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      Becky
      October 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      It really is!! So good!

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    Alison
    October 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

    What a great birthday!! I am kinda jealous!! ha ha I wanna try that yoga, so fun!! I want to treat myself to one of those scarves! LOVE yours. I love your matching beanies!! so cute – look you found something to match with!

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      Becky
      October 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      yup! too bad he has NO interest in matching with mama!

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    Alycia
    October 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend!!! I’m sure it’ll be your best year yet!

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    Luetta
    October 2, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Your birthday sounds like it was awesome!! And the aerial yoga, super cool!!happy birthday sweet girl!!

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      Becky
      October 3, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks so much!

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