Monday, April 9, 2012

An Easter Birthday

When your birthday falls on Easter (and it's not the first time), you may have some low expectations. However, I had a great day. M and I woke up super early for 8 o'clock mass. His first time attending an Episcopal church. We then had breakfast at my parents, including spinach and Gruyere strata, bangers, and hot cross buns. I opened my gift and our Easter baskets, then M and I headed home for a long nap. 

I woke up with enough time to lay in bed while M put laundry in and made coffee. 
He brought me a very large mimosa to put a smile on my face. 


Then it was back to my parents' house for Easter dinner: 
ham, patatas bravas, salad, and asparagus. 


Dad made me a carrot cake from scratch with some divine French butter cream frosting. You'll be happy to know I blew out all the candles!


After dinner, M and I came home and enjoyed several drinks. We watched lots of TV, an episode of Game of Thrones, and ended the night snuggling and watching one of my all-time favorite movies: Newsies
a "Tiger Woods" - Corona mixed with dark rum
Why were we watching that movie? Because M got me the best gift ever! (This is not an exaggeration.) HE bought us tickets to see Newsies on Broadway! He's taking me on May 19th! I can't wait! Ever since I found out it was coming to Broadway, I haven't been able to shut up about it. Let's just say he did a good job of not ruining the surprise! 


Overall, it was a pretty simple, but great birthday! Thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes! I definitely felt extremely loved as I turned 24! And a special thank you to M, for always knowing how to put a smile on my face when I need it most!
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31 comments:

Marjorie said...

Broadway?! How cool!

Christin said...

Glad you had a fabulous day!!!

amy b.s. said...

sounds like you had a wonderful easter birthday!

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was a great day :)

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Yay so glad you enjoyed your day :)
A few things I love:
Your Vineyard Vines coozie-how perfect is that?!
Your handwriting!
And the fact that I recognize your EC planner from that little picture!

Happy Monday, giiiirl!
xo

Courtney B said...

What a perfect birth! I don't know if a birthday could fall on a better day... celebrating your life along with Christ's! Love it!

Christina said...

Yay! What a happy birthday! I'm glad you had a good day :)

Meagan said...

Happy belated Birthday! It sounds like it was a great day :)

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Glad you had a fabulous Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Shannon Marie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I absolutely loved this post. I'm so glad that you were able to celebrate both a very special birthday & Easter! :)

That mimosa looks so good, btw!

poptartyogini said...

Hurrah for a happy birthday. Everything sounded delicious (especially the buttercream frosting). I love broadway shows and how exciting to see a favorite. Birthday success!!

The Happy Homeowner said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day :)

Valerie Griffin said...

so fun!

The Sweet Life said...

I'm so glad that you had a fabulous birthday!!!! Sounds wonderful!!!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!!

SO glad you were born ;) and looks like you had a fabulous birthday. That is the perfect gift from M, he is so thoughtful. I always think that experiences are 100 times better than getting a gift that's just going to get put in a corner and forgotten about. Love it!

Ruthie Hart said...

ummm I want to lick that cake off my screen...and carrott cake?!?! MY ABSOLUTE fav but no one else seems to like it! glad you had a great bday and looks like M spoiled you ;-)

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday. M really spoiled you it sounds like! I've always loved the movie "Newsies" as well. Seeing the musical will be so fun!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

What an amazing and exciting gift! :)

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sounds like the perfect birthdatM

Molly Jac said...

So glad you had a great birthday and Easter :) What a sweet gift!

Meg {henninglove} said...

happy belated birthday amanda!! you look like you are one spoiled girl and very much loved!! wow newsies lucky lucky you!! you better do a post about that for sure. i love the newsies!

Amy Powell said...

happy birthday :) glad you had a good time!

christine donee said...

I can't think of a better way to start off a birthday than with a mimosa. yum.

Meghan said...

What a perfect day! And Newsies on Broadway? I die!

sherri lynn said...

Your birthday does sound perfect! And Newsies on Broadway?!?! What a fun birthday present!!! Glad your day was special Amanda :)

Natalie said...

What an awesome birthday gift! I'm so glad you had such a great birthday...you deserve it!

poptartyogini said...

I think your list is great. You have such special and thoughtful goals. Best of luck on achieving them. I have no doubt that you'll be amazing!

TV's Take said...

Very fun Amanda! That mimosa looks amazing as does your Dad's cake.

Janna Renee said...

The Newsies is one of my FAVE movies! I watched it the other day. Seeing it on Broadway is going to be phenomenal...

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

These photos are great! I'm new here... browsing around and decided to comment instead of lurk. :) I LOVE the look and feel of your blog so far- off to check out some more! Happy week, sugar! xo