Phew!!! I am exhausted. This past week and weekend have been crazy busy and so much fun! So for today’s weekly Monday post I am going to share my latest happenings and lessons learned.
Let’s start with last week:
Wednesday was my 24th birthday and I was glad to celebrate it by relaxing and listening to the much needed rain. I am not one to have big parties or go all out for birthdays. So with it raining all day it was right up my alley. The Bearded Guy bought me a cookie cake that had cute penguins on it and unfortunately I don’t have a photo of it because we devoured it when he brought it home. I just love cookie cakes. My momma used to buy me one every year for my birthday.
Friday was great because I got to have dinner with my parents and some of their friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Mom and Dad got me an enormous book about crafts. So stay tuned for future posts on the different crafts I try out. They also got me a Sandra Lee cookbook. I am super excited because she is my favorite Food Network chef and this week The Bearded Guy and I are going to try out some of her recipes.
Saturday was The Bearded Guy and my first trip to Ikea! We desperately need furniture in our quaint apartment and Ikea is the perfect place to get quaint furniture. So we waded through the large crowd and picked out our furniture. We decided to buy the items online little bit by little so I will post pictures when it all comes together. We also got to eat at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner! It was soooo good! The Bearded Guy had an Oreo Cheesecake and I had the Reese’s peanut butter, chocolate fudge, and carmel cheesecake.
Sunday was a day in the sun for sure! Ever so often The Bearded Guy’s work has people come over from the sister companies. This week a few guys came from the sister company in England. We found out that they had never really been on a boat. So The Bearded Guy’s boss invited the British guys and us out on his boat. It was so much fun watching the guys jump off cliffs, water ski, tube and knee board. Through out the day I picked up a few phrases from the guys. For instance “up and out” means you are ready to do anything and everything. Another phrase I liked was “kick about with the lads” which means you are playing (futball) soccer with the boys. We really enjoyed telling them all about our town and how they should come back with their families for a holiday. Maybe The Bearded Guy and I could go over there!
1. Everyone should visit Ikea at least once! When looking on the website (ikea.com) some of the sofas look extremely comfortable but when you actually sit on them at the store they aren’t. Also they have awesome display rooms! You can walk through a set up of a 375 sq. feet apartment and see how to live simply and fabulous. The Bearded Guy and I determined that we could definitely downsize to a 375 sq. feet apartment if we weren’t living in our 700 sq. feet apartment.
2. Always wear sunscreen!! I don’t think The Bearded Guy and I put on enough sunscreen because we are extremely burnt from Sunday’s boat adventure. I highly, highly suggest you soak yourselves in sunscreen and always reapply when getting out of the water.
Well that is all for now. Here are a couple photos:
Dad, Mom and me at my birthday dinner
The Bearded Guy and me at Ikea
The Bearded Guy and me on the lake ( this was before we got super sunburned)
Shout out to The Bearded Guy’s momma! Happy Birthday!!!