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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Happy for lots of reasons!!! First, even though my birthday was officially yesterday I have decided that since it fell on a Friday it really is a birthday weekend. Anything to keep it all about me! I am such a brat! Anyhoo, this is the biggest reason why I am happy today...

This new little piece of wonderfulness is my new 50mm f/1.4 lens that I treated myself to with birthday money and gift cards!!! I have been coveting this lens for a loooong time!!! And now I have it in my hot little hands. And with the launch of my Project 365 blog, 365 Daze to 40 , yesterday this couldn't come soon enough. I am so looking forward to learning to use this lens and hopefully take some fabulous photos.

My birthday fun actually started Thursday! My awesome co-workers surprised me with a cake in the office during the day, then that night we all got together for drinks. Our friends Ed and Renee came with us, too, so I had a great night with people I enjoy. I may or may not have had a few six drinks that may or may not have left me feeling a bit hungover on Friday....

~* me with Shawn, Sarah, and Keith *~

~* the boss man *~

~* Keith ... and my hubs in the background pretending he doesn't know us! *~

~* me and Shawn *~

~* Renee, Tom, and Sarah, who is clearly enjoying her margarita!!! *~

~* Renee and Tom ... would you believe Tom is 73?!? He is one of the chauffeurs!!! *~

~* Ed and Renee *~

Friday, my actual birthday, Kevin took the day off so we could be together! We ended up sleeping in a bit...it was a late night! We had a nice relaxing day just being together. Just getting to spend the whole day with him and our little Bailey made for a great birthday! He gave me this ......

I am soooooooo excited!!!!!! I have wanted one of these for sooooo long!!!!!!! Soon there will be a lot more videos here on this blog! Hey! Maybe every now and then I will vlog instead of blog!!!

Friday night was spent with our family, the people we love most in this world! We had a FABULOUS dinner! My Mom makes this amazing seafood casserole with lobster, shrimp, and scallops that I love and she surprised me with making that. I was entertained by my sweet nephew, then he helped me blow out the candles on my cake. I love my family so much!!!

~* My little Jonathan *~

~* Jonathan showing me how I should meditate...what is he trying to tell me?!? *~

~* Playing with Papou! *~

~* My sexy hunka man meat! *~

~* I love how my parents do everything together! *~

~* My beautiful Mom!!! *~

~* Seriously! Could my dog be any cuter?!? *~

~* This kid just does me in! *~

~* Father and son ... so sweet *~

Oh! And speaking of my brother, can I just brag about him for a minute?! The other day he was on the highway early in the morning heading to a job when he saw a guy, on a freakin cellphone, lose control of his car and flip over! He was trapped inside. My brother pulled his truck over right away and got the guy, who thankfully was not badly injured, out of the car by pulling him from the passenger side window! The guy wouldn't have been able to get out on his own. Thank God a spark didn't catch his gas tank or something! My brother was the only person to pull over to help. I have always known he is a hero ... now others do, too! I am a damn proud big sister!!!

In a few hours our friend Joe is coming over and we are all heading out to dinner together for yummy Greek food!!! Right now my sweet hubs is playing a new Wii game he picked up and I think I will go join him. Before I do I will leave you with these ...

Ohhh baby!!! Yummm!!!

Bow chicka bow wow.....


Terri and Bob said...

Happy birthday Kristen!

Wow, that is so cool of your brother to help that guy. In Missouri you can be nominated for Heroes Award. One of my parents just received it.

Your presents are awesome! I am wanting a flip camera too! Too cool!

Hope your day was wonderful!

Staci Lynn said...

Looks like you had a helluva birthday!

Drag it out girl!

Aunt of 14 said...

You just made me SNORT!!! I was enjoying all those pictures you posted and reading your post and the very last picture of Kevin and that Bow Chicka Bow Wow just did me in, hehehehe. You're so funny :)

Now please explain the flip to me. I have never understood what it was.

Christa said...

I am so glad you had such a good birthday!! And you got the lens that you really wanted!! I have a flip..that is what I use for my videos...it is really nice! Looks like you had a fun night with your family!! And I love those pictures of Kevin at then end...we have such handsome husbands don't we?:):)

Tammy said...

Happy, happy birthday, baby sis! I am not gonna comment on the utter HAWTness of your honey, lest it mar a beautiful friendship, but da-yum!!!!!

And I LOVE that pic of him at drinks, cuz yea, he is TOTALLY trying to act like he doesn't know y'all heathens!!!

Love you muchly, chickie!!!


Beth P. said...

Yay for new camera things! It sounds like you had a wonderful day - Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday weekend to you!!!! Happy Birthday weekend to you!!!! May the festivities continue on!

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Lookls like you had a fabulous Birthday. Well deserved to such a fabulous person!! I love seeing pics of your family, Kristen. Jonathon warms my heart and your parents give me hope of happily ever after. Love that!

Hey, left you a bit of something fun to do on my blog. Join in.

I wish you so many blessings in this last year of your 30's.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely time you are having. Hooray for you! Your family is lovely and it sounds like you were just surrounded with love and festivities. Your brother sounds amazing... I wish you a wonderful year!

carma said...

Happy belated birthday :-) and bravo to your brother for helping out the guy who flipped his car. We need more people like this in the world!!

Kathleen said...

Kristen, How I would love to meet you. You are one of the warmest people I have ever met. I love the fact that your family is so importent to you. Sounds like you had a terrific birthday bash. You went to Chili's, how yummy is that? Your brother is a true hero...Congratulations to him for being the man he is. So, Happy Birthday! Hugs, Kathleen

marnie said...

Hope your birthday weekend is still going strong, Kristen!! As always, love the pics of your family...they are so damn cute!!

Congrats to your brother because I know people just never know how their help is going to be received.

Can't think of a more deserving person for a fantastic birthday celebration.