Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of the best birthdays I’ve had in years!

This past Saturday was my 25th birthday & it was a total successful marathon of total awesomeness! I was so stressed because I didn’t know if I fit everything I had to do in but it worked & rocked. The day began when I awoke to see my mom making one of the most beautiful birthday cakes I’ve ever seen. My mom is a cake decorater too among her many talents. One of my birthday presents is that she signed me up for her cake decorating class she is going to be teaching at my high school. I want to learn how to make a rose out of icing & with the new apartment I can totally have the space to practice! =) Here’s the cake she made me:


I’m still in awe over it. CJ arrived early in the morning & we started out the day with my now favorite way to start a Saturday morning. Mimosas. Ohhh wonderful mimosas. Hehe. It’s basically champagne & orange juice but damnn it’s good!! We head over to his friend’s house whose birthday was also the 7th. I impressed CJ’s friends because we at least stopped by & showed that we cared that it was his birthday too. CJ brought his water balloon launcher over to the guy’s house so that was hilarious. Onward we went then…

My condo development was having their annual block party too so they all sang me “Happy Birthday” which was made me laugh because a lot of them were very drunk. Well they didn’t have to drive anywhere so good for them getting drunk. Hehe.



Cj got me one of the coolest gifts that had just enough sentimental value to bring a big smile to my face. It’s an electronic photo frame & he put all the pictures from our trip to Chicago on it & picked out music that we both like & it was just soo nice. I mean we’ve only been dating like 2 and a half months, I didn’t expect him to get me the biggest gift ever but what he got meant a lot because he took the time to put all the pictures & the music together. It was really sweet.


The other half of my gift was a trip to the restaurant called “The Melting Pot”. Anyone ever hear of it? It’s a fondue place that seriously O.M.G. amazing!!! We had the two cheese fondues; swiss & cheddar & then the chocolate one for dessert. I think they rolled me out of there because it was too too good not to finish it all! Cj was a complete gentleman & let me know that he had one more surprise for me. I knew we were going to a local bar & I invited some friends but he invited all our mutual friends so it was a really cute lil party! Here are some highlight pics! =)




It’s so nice to date a guy where things add up to something. All the people I wanted to be there showed up & I learned who some true friends are & made some new friends this night. I’m absolutely exhausted from all the running around but this new life is pretty fucking cool. I’m liking it. I’m curious to see where it’s going to go next! Til Tomorrow…

33 comments:

A Perfect Peach said...

Melanie! Happy 25th - what a fun year it will be! Looks like a lot has happened for you since I have been MIA and I can't wait to read all about it! So glad to reconnect over here - thanks for the baby congrats! 9 more weeks to go.

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh my goodness--I went to the Melting Pot for the first time this past weekend, and WOW!!! I was with three other girls, and we had the swiss cheese fondue and the spinach and artichoke, then for the "main" course I split a vegetarian pot with one of the girls, while the others opted for the Mojo broth with meat, and then we had chocolate peanut butter for dessert. Complete with a couple glasses of wine, it was AMAZING! Next time I'm totally skipping the middle course and sticking with the cheese and chocolate--those are the best parts anyway, haha!

Happy birthday a few days late from a fellow Leo. :)

carissajaded said...

Ahhh Happy Birthday! Mine was also this weekend and was pretty badass... but it looks like you had a kickass time too. I also just started dating an amazing guy who I actually really have high hopes for so I know how you feel! I hope you have a wonderful year! And I'm excited to see where both of our new lifes go!

P said...

I'm so glad you had a nice time! And that cake is so pretty! Hope it tasted as good as it looked!

Shibby said...

Happy belated birthday :)

Looks like you had an awesome time! That cake looks so good it'd be so cool to be able to do something like that, have fun learning :)

The Shanner of Attention said...

yay! looks like you had a fabulous time! :) we have a melting pot where i live and i like to go about once a year. if i went anymore, i'd probably be 3 dress sizes larger! hahahaha!

Sugar said...

Glad you had a great day doll. you deserve it. BF sounds like a great guy! How cute is he?
and the Melting Pot? mmmm I love that place!!!

Firebolt said...

Happy 25th, Melanie!!!

**hugs**

Looks like you had an awesomesauce birrthday!
Have a wonderful year ahead :)


xoxooxox

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad you had a great birthday!!!!! That cake is absolutely beautiful!!!!! You will have so much learning how to do all of that!

Oh I love love love The Melting Pot!! We always go there for our anniversary and I look forward to it all year! :D

Cafe Fashionista said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, Melanie! You have so much to celebrate this year - CJ, your new condo...everything is perfection! :)

Meghan said...

You had such an incredible day! I love it! CJ sounds like such a keeper - what a thoughtful gift! And The Melting Pot!!! What an awesome place!

ag. said...

happy happy birthday! sounds like a wonderful day to celebrate turning 25! my sister-in-law's fave place is the melting pot...give her any special occasion and she will be there!
PS my bday is a week after yours! :)

Abby said...

That's a beautiful cake! And it seems as if your boyfriend is amazing. Happy belated.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Happy Belated! I'm so glad your birthday rocked. And it sounds like your boyfriend is super sweet--what a thoughtful gift!

Fashionista- I am your fashion mannequin said...

happy bithday.. nice blog (:
xoxo

Jennifer said...

That is the sweetest and coolest way to celebrate a birthday!
Happy birthday, again!

And I'm glad things with you two are going so well!

Hippoleetoe said...

Happy 25th Birthday! It seems to have been filled with soo much !

I've been wanting to try the Melting Pot forever ! I must go now!

Together We Save said...

Happy Birthday... I love The Melting Pot... wonderful!

Leah said...

Happy birthday!

Krystal said...

happy belated birthday! it sounds like it was amazing, i'm glad :)

drollgirl said...

well happy birthday! 25 looks good on you! so glad you had so much fun. keep on celebrating that birthday as long as you can!

Geof said...

Happy B-Day and I love the Melting Pot. Funny thing is that is where I went for my b-day a couple months back.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Happy Birthday! Stay lovely as always!! fondue place is a perfect venue to celebrate~ YUM*
xo

Barry said...

God it's so nice to see you enjoying life Mel. Big happy sigh from me. <3

I left an award for you on my blog.

x

amy said...

happy belated birthday!!

Bathwater said...

We have melting pots out here too. Glad you had a good day, I really want cake now, I'd like anything sweet at the moment.

Lady Grey said...

oh the cake is gorgeous!
Glad you had a fabulous birthday : )

Join the Gossip said...

Glad you had a great birthday!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm so glad you had the perfect birthday! Your bf sounds like absolute sweetie. I adore that photo of you two. Cutest. Couple. EVER!!

That cake your mom made is gorgeous too, by the way. Its better than a lot of "professional" cakes I have ever seen. :)

Sending lots of hugs your way! I hope this weekend is just as magical for you. xo

the southern hostess said...

Happy belated Birthday, lovely girl!

Heather Taylor said...

I'm happy that you had such a wonderful birthday! That cake looks so delicious and beautiful!

Diana Mieczan said...

So happy you had a wonderful time and you look sooooo pretty:) That cake is amazing:)
Glad you had a blast:)

Hugs

911 and the Randomness.. said...

I'm so glad you had fun! The melting pot is amazing!!!!! And CJ is so cute! He sounds like an awesome guy.

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