Hello again to my faithful followers, all 6 of them ;) I have been a bit MIA lately. I remember last year writing about one of my new years resolutions being to blog more...well that didn't go so well haha. Maybe this year I can try it again (even though it is already 1/4 into the year and this is my first post :/ )
I recently celebrated a milestone birthday, the big 3-0. I can't say that I was thrilled to let my 20's be a thing of the past, but it has proven to be okay so far. I had originally planned this over the top, 50 Shades of Grey themed "dirty 30" birthday bash for myself. Everyone was going to wear gray, have masquerade masks on and we were going to celebrate eating foods that reminded us of the books and the characters that made the book so interesting ;) Submissive Subs, Bow 'tie me up' pasta, red room of pain velvet cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, soft limits taffy, hard limits candy, you get the point. Well finally I decided, why am I throwing my own party and causing myself stress on my own birthday!?!?! I called the party off and planned on just having a stress free, low key get together with friends and family.
On the Saturday before my birthday, we had some friends visiting from out of town and my friend Jaime and I went to get our nails done. My husband made the appt, which was a little odd, but I didn't think much of it. When we got to the nail salon, the nail tech asked to look at my nails. I wasn't quite sure why she needed to see my nails as I had planned on just getting a quick mani/pedi. She kept pushing getting fake nails to make them longer because I am a biter :) I had just taken a set off and my nails were still thin from it, so I didn't really want to damage them more. Finally Jaime said that Todd insisted I get the fake set. I text Todd asking why I had to get them, because this was MY birthday weekend :) He told me to stop being difficult and to do what he said. I had a nail color all picked out and the tech came out with a printed out nail design based on one of the 50 Shades book covers.
From what I was told, we were going out to dinner as a family to celebrate my upcoming day. I thought maybe he just wanted me to have a piece of the book I loved so much since I wasn't doing the big party. After my nails were dry, the tech led me back to the waxing room. My first thought was, OH GEEZ, NOW WHAT!!!!! Inside the room, she told me to change into a purple dress that had been left there for me (for anyone who hasn't read the books, Anna's favorite dress is purple). On the box of shoes that were also left was a note saying: "Put this on and meet me at home. -Mr. Grey". Then I got to thinking, maybe he is taking me to Seattle ;) I put the dress on and Jaime and I headed back to our house.
When we got back to the house, I did suspiciously look around to see if there were any cars I recognized haha. There weren't of course. When I opened the door, to my surprise, a huge SURPRISE was shouted at me!!!
It took me a while to take everything in. There were all of my closest friends and family, wearing gray, in masks ready to celebrate my 30th. As I looked around, I saw the vanilla and red velvet cupcakes, little wine with gray stripped straws, chocolate "keys to the playroom", submissive subs, sea salt chips, bow "tie me up" pasta!!! Everything I had envisioned for my own party was right in front of me and I didn't have to do any of the work! It was fabulous! My mom put together all the little details of the party, with help from my hubby, aunt and close friends as if she had been in my head! I could not believe all the details and work that they had put into it!
We had a fabulous evening and I felt so special that I got to spend it with all my favorite people! Hope you guys enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed telling you about the party :)
Until next time,