Thursday, April 23, 2009

Catchya on the Flip Side

Jon and I are going to make like a baby and head out!

We are off tomorrow morning bright and early for good ole' Ireland. We're setting the alarm for 4:00 a.m. and have to be at the airport by 6:00 a.m.
Jonny already purchased the tickets for the Guinness Storehouse so that we don't have to wait in line! I am so excited to be so cliche' and drink a Guinness in Ireland. I can't wait!

I have almost got the bags completely packed. Everything is in, except for what we need to use for tomorrow morning to get ready. In a little over 12 hours we'll be on our way!!!

Something very exciting!! I got birthday packages in the mail yesterday!

I want to THANK my wonderful friend Valerie. I receieved this awesome plaque from her as a gift for my b-day.
With this I also received a wonderful card. I absolutely love this plaque.
As you can see it reads "Rejoice," and next to it there is a bible verse,
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. " Psalm 118:24
She's such a wonderful lady and I am truly blessed to have her as a friend.
Thank you so much Val, I have the perfect place for it in my home.
Thanks you so much for thinking of me on my birthday!
You have made my day!

I also want to thank my best friend Lisha.
She sent me a birthday gift as well from one of my favorite boutiques in Norman, Francesa's!

I adore this dress, it's super funky and bright. I can't wait for it to be warm enough so that I can wear it! Thank you so much Lish, as always I love it, you know me too well ;)
She also got me a couple of tank tops which you can NEVER have enough of!

I am expecting three more packages. One from my mother and two from my dad. I think I might miss them before we leave, but it will be even more exciting when we get back to have birthday surprises waiting for me! There's nothing like stretching a birthday out for weeks so you can really enjoy it!

Tonight we are going out to dinner with our friends Sarah and Deaner! We heart these guys!! They are so much fun and I am so glad they were able to meet up to celebrate my birthday.
We are eating at the Brauhaus Castel. It's an amazing German restaurant and brewery. So I looked forward to some fattening German food and having a lovely Heffeweizen to wash it all down!
We're going to miss you guys this weekend!

I look forward to catching up with everyone when we get back! Even though it's only four days, I'll miss blog land!

Have a great weekend everyone!


The Purple Carrot said...

Have a WONDERFUL time!!!!! : ) Happy Birthday!!

Unknown said...

ok..first off, the opening sentence to this post is absolutely hilarious and made my morning!! :) hahaha! And LOVE that scripture on that sign...and that DRESS?? ooooo, I wanna be your neighbor and borrow it! ;)

Have a WONDERFUL TRIP!!!! And an even Better Birthday! :) Bloggy land will miss you, but you def. deserve such an awesome trip! Byeeeeeeee!

Brahmin in Boston said...

Ooooh... looking at the title I thought that this was the reason for your dizzy spells :-) My bad...!

Have a wonderful trip and an equally wonderful b'day!

d.a.r. said...

Have a wonderful time!!!! Happy birthday!

Candice said...

Hope you have an amazing time in Ireland!! I'm so excited for you:) And I love that dress - it's adorable!!

Grand Pooba said...

Have a good time! And drink an extra Guinness for me!

(Way cute dress!)

valerie said...

I was sure hoping you'd get your little gift and card in time for your birthday. It's pretty hard to judge how long it will take. ;)
I'm glad you like it. That's one of my favorite verses and one I try to remember to recite every morning.
I love that dress!!!
Y'all have a great time on your trip. We'll miss you too, but look forward to detailed reports and of course pictures galore!!
Love ya,
P.S. Tell Jon hello!

Megan said...

Yay! You are going to have such a great time!! Have a great brithday weekend! And I LOVE that dress! That boutique is one of my favs!

Liana said...

you're going to have such a fun time, im jealous of all your travels!! have a Guinness for me :)

Gleatie said...

I can't wait for that hefewiezen either! And that Guiness sign made me so jealous!!!!!

Kelli said...

Have fun!! I can't wait to see all of the amazing pictures! :)

msprimadonna67 said...

Celebrating in style--that's the way to go!

msprimadonna67 said...

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and following my little family along our journey!

Impulsive Addict said...

Did you get my gift yet? It should be arriving any day now. You're gonna LOVE it! HAPPY BIRFDAY!

BTW...I hate you for being so worldly. There. I said it.

Lindsey said...

LOVE that dress!!!

Have the best time! I'll miss ya!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay!!! have so much fun! happy birthday, so fun that it is getting stretched out! i'm cracking up at your opening quote, haha!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's a really pretty dress!!! Have a great time on your trip!

e said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great trip and safe travels!

jlc said...


Cute gifts!!! I hope you know that you're loved! In and out of the blogworld!

Unknown said...

Well git going girl! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful pictures and hear about all your cool adventures:p Have a wonderful-wonderful time and Happy birthday!

Unknown said...

It is not cliche to drink Guinness in Dublin. It's a smart move. The best Guinness in the whole world is the stuff you find in Dublin. Love the dress too. Totally my colors. I may have to steal it next time I'm there. Happy Birthday Steph!

Emily said...

what a great friend and adorable dress! love it:) Have sooo much fun and cant wait for you to get back and see pics:) have a great time:)

Urban Gypsies said...

Happy Birthday! Your blog is looking so dang cute!!!

JennyLee said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have a great time in Ireland!!!