Belated Birthday Weekend Post

Wow.. my birthday was already 6 days ago, but I've been super busy. Since then,  I celebrated my birthday (as much as I could considering the circumstances), traveled to Connecticut for the services, and got home and back to work. 

On my birthday, both H and I took the day off which is what I needed after receiving really hard news the night before. I wasn't really in the mood to get motivated to do anything, but we packed up the car and headed to the beach. We were there for all of an hour (at the most) and thunderstorms started rolling in... nasty ones! 

.. So we packed up and went back home. I got ready to go to dinner, and went out for Mexican which is my favorite! We enjoyed 2 for 1 margaritas and yummy food. 

Then, we met up with some of our friends for drinks. One of our friends just landed her dream job so I was relieved we'd be celebrating her and the focus wouldn't be on my birthday. But, as soon as I walked in everyone started singing "Happy Birthday" :-P

Crappy iphone pic of the ladies

... then as we left the bar I remembered that the Hunger Games dvd came out at midnight so we made our way to the closest Wally-Dump and stood in line (yes a line!) to get our copy. While we were standing in line, an employee came around handing out Hunger Games themed cupcakes. Yes please!

Get in my belly!

The next day was the pool party to celebrate me and our friend Casey's b-day since we're only a day apart. I still wasn't in the party-going mood but I had been looking forward to the pool party for a few weeks and everyone encouraged me to go and have a good time. I'm glad I went, but being that it was my party, it probably looked odd that I was sober and kind of quiet the whole time. I was trying to make the best of it, but just in a funk and sad. But we have a great group of friends who made it a fun day and there were a lot of laughs.

I played 2 rounds of floating beer pong and lost both :(

Oh how I love cake!

Then it was time to pack up and fly up to Connecticut for a few days to spend with the family and pay our last respects to the wonderful man that was my grandpa.

I tried on my brother's hat from his dress blues uniform. I could be a marine right? How about no... I wouldn't last the first 5 minutes of boot camp! So proud of my lil' bro.

 The 6 cousins, it's been forever since we were all together since we're spread out all over the country. 

Back at the house we all got together and took another picture, this time with our grandmother. My mom's going to frame this pic in one of those "grandkids" frames from Kohls and give to her.


  1. so sorry for your loss again kate! :( that is so sad but that is good you were able to go and see your family! I hope you have an amazing weekend girlie! xoxo

  2. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa:( On a happier note...Happy Belated Birthday!! Newest follower:)