Monday, August 20, 2012

My Birthday Weekend


This weekend was extremely busy for me. I had to go school shopping, celebrate my birthday, and pack for school. I leave this Tuesday which just makes me wonder where the summer went. This weekend was filled with wonderful memories and I wouldn't change anything about it if I could.


My Aunt Jill stopped by with my cousin's son, Ryan. He is a little over a year and a half. I'm glad I got to see him before I move because I miss him so badly while I'm at school.


She dropped off a gift bag full of these quilting goodies! A magaziene on 100 blocks, some pre-cut fabric squares, pre-made christmas blocks and "The Quilting Answer Book". I love the Christmas squares because I can quickly whip up a Christmas quilt for winter when I'm home on 

Thanksgiving Break. Also, I have a feeling this quilting answering book is going to become a good friend of mine. My Aunt said I'm easy to shop for because she just gets me what she would want. This is ironic because my other Aunt said the same exact thing to me this weekend, too! They have completely different interests so, I must be very versatile. 


This is my favorite block from that block book, so far.


Alec had some beautiful flowers in a vase delivered for me. Last summer when he surprised me with flowers, I cried. Luckily, there were no tears this time. He knows I love flowers (what girl doesn't) and always makes sure to add a few roses, my favorite. This was the first of a few surprises from him this weekend.


Next up, my Mother and I went out to lunch with my Grandma and Great Aunt. My Grandma got me a few things but, this note pad set was adorable. She even got me a pink pen and mini-note pad for my purse. She knows I am a to-do list kind of girl.


Then, Alec and I went clothes shopping for school. We got a lot of great things but, I have a little bit more shopping to do. 

Alec surprised me on my birthday by taking me somewhere without telling me where. He even drove me in circles so I was disoriented. We ended up at Sonnenberg Gardens for the day. I've been wanting to go there all summer because I am in love with any and all gardens. Unfortunately, my camera died as soon as we got there. This is probably for the better though because I walked hand in hand with Alec and enjoyed each moment, instead of holding my camera and trying to photograph everything. I can't say enough how beautiful it was. Alec knows me well. It was the best surprise.


Now, I'm spending some extra time cuddling Meowzers before I leave her, and packing way too much stuff for my dorm.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What a great way to spend your last few days before heading off for school! It's been awhile for me, but I remember the bittersweetness of the start of school--the excitement and the anticipation, but also sad to leave friends and family behind. The quilting stuff looks so neat and those flowers are just beautiful! What a thoughtful guy you have!

    Love,
    S
    the Reverie blog

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  2. Ooh swag! Edie Eckman right? I have the Crochet Answer Book and it's a necessity. Gotta get the Knitting one. Had no idea there was a Quilting one.

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  3. YAYA! I am so happy your birthday weekend was lovely <3 I can't wait to see you in ONE MORE DAY.

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  4. Aw what a lovely Birthday you had, lucky girl x

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