Despite suffering from allergies for two weeks now, I couldn’t have had a better fun-filled sunshining weekend! I don’t typically do random shares but I thought I’d do that today.
Tuesday my Dad had knee surgery and I hung around the house a lot to help him out. Ever since I had a blood clot I am so paranoid other people have them too so when he was complaining of the worse pain he’s ever felt, I was convinced he had a clot. He did not, thankfully.
On Wednesday my Grandmom helped me put together four spinach and cheese quiches for a birthday brunch I was having for my 30th birthday on Sunday.
Friday my Mom stayed home from work and we worked on the gardens. I spent about 5 hours doing the garden on the front of the house which I snapped on Snapchat (justjacq on Snapchat)! She did the side garden where we plant a lot of herbs and the back garden where we plant more herbs and veggies. After I was done I cooked everyone dinner, took a quick shower, then made a special Whole Foods trip to purchase a vegan cake for my cousin Kerri. Her birthday is April 16 and she was coming over for my birthday dinner and I wanted to make sure she had a cake too! Then I headed to my cousin Emily’s to work on things for a baby shower she is throwing. Finally, I crashed in bed.
Saturday my Mom and I cleaned the house and got things ready for my birthday dinner. My brother, his girlfriend, and cousins Emily and Kerri were joining us for a taco night. We made beef, fish and shrimp for everyone to make their own tacos. It was a big hit and so yummy! My birthday cake was Tiramisu from Olive Garden. So good. Did you know you can buy an entire cake from Olive Garden? Kerri was surprised by her cake so I was really glad I made the special trip for it!
Sunday about 25 friends were coming over at 11 for brunch. I originally invited everyone to go out to brunch but I honestly didn’t expect so many people to be able to come! My Mom suggested it would be easier to have it at the house and I’m happy we did that because people ended up staying until around 5! We picked up bagels, fruit, and pastry from Panera, heated up the 4 quiches I had frozen earlier in the week, roasted potatoes, microwaved sausage, and my mom Made bacon the night before. We have a huge 25 cup coffee maker so we busted that out and my Mom put hot water in a carafe for tea. There was tons of champagne and orange juice and cranberry for mimosas. We couldn’t have asked for better weather even though quite a few of us have burns! I didn’t get a big group picture and I’m pretty upset about that! It was such a fun morning and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. And I have learned that I am definitely a brunch party person and not an evening party person. I have no energy in the evening!
Now, because of all the outdoors time and fun I had, I am back to being sick again with allergies. But I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my 30th birthday celebrations! (my actual birthday is the 28th for anyone who hasn’t sent a gift yet 😉 )