July 7, 2011

Happy (Late) Birthday To Me!

Again, I apologize for the lack of posting this week. I'm hoping to get back on track soon!

I flew back to Memphis on Tuesday and my sweet husband was actually waiting inside the airport when I got there instead of picking me up curbside. Okay...he was only in there because I told him I like it when he is there waiting on me, but it was still sweet :) And the Delta App let him know when I was landing so he hung out in the cell phone lot before parking, so we still made it within the 30 minutes of free parking :)

Yesterday was my 27th Birthday! I celebrated with an all-day client meeting(JUST what I wanted. How did they know? ;))...okay, it ended early and they let me leave around 3:30 so it wasn't terrible. I tried to do some shopping but came up short. When I got home, a gift from my friend Kelly was waiting for me:

Image from Amazon.com

The commemorative 75th anniversary printing of Gone With The Wind. I actually have a copy, but it is my grandmother's hardcover from the 1950's. The binding is coming apart; I keep it with my other GWTW memorabilia on a shelf at my parents' house. Plus, Pat Conroy wrote the forward to this; I love his writing(despite the somewhat sick twists his stories have).

J gave me a big canvas print of Turner Field he found a Target for me to hang in my office. I can't find a picture online! But it will be great to fill in the white space I have going on there.

He also surprised me! I knew we'd go out to dinner and he was very insistent on Tuesday that I pick a place RIGHT NOW. He suggested Mellow Mushroom or (my fave) Sekisui. I couldn't figure out why I had to make a decision at that moment, but I picked pizza. Last night when we got there, two of my good friends and their husbands met us there! I was so surprised. It was nice to have friends there to celebrate with.

All in all, a good day. I loved the Facebook posts and texts and calls. I also love the gift card from my in-laws and new Nike shorts & InStyle subscription from my parents :) I love birthdays!


Newlywed Next Door said...

Happy belated Birthday! July 6th is an awesome birthday! :)

Ally Garner said...

Happy Birthday Lauren!! Wow, your hubs gets major points for sweetness. And how thoughtful was that to arrange dinner with good friends. Well done JR!

I literally gasped when i read about your GWTW bday gift. What a treasure! Pat Conroy is one of my fave authors. No one writes so descriptively like he does. That's an amazing edition to have, What a great birthday! Glad you had a fun first married Birthday :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Hi cutie! Thanks for stopping by my blog--sorry it's taken me so long to pop over to yours, I've been crazy busy! Gone With the Wind is on my "To Read" list with a ton of other books and I'm actually about 3/4 of the way through Pat Conroy's South of Broad now. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Second comment--thanks for your tip today about that nail polish brand--I will definitely be checking out edgy colors like that more often!