Monday, February 4, 2013


One of the great things about living so close to family is being able to see them on a semi-regular basis. We're about 45 minutes from David's parents and about an hour from mine. Well, this past weekend we were able to celebrate David's birthday a smidge early (a week) with some of his fam!

We started the day catching his cousin's basketball game. It was a hard-fought game, but unfortunately this tough group of 10 and 11-year olds lost. Cameron still had fun, though!

Afterwards we hit up a local restaurant for lunch. When we finished, David's aunt insisted we slip into this little boutique in the shopping center. Thirty minutes and $40 later I was the newest owner of a pair of TOMS ballet flats. For all you TOMS fans out there, I highly suggest investing in a pair. They are extremely comfortable and offer great support for those of us always on our feet!

 What's a birthday lunch without a celebratory treat? We wandered over to the local cupcake shop for a sweet treat. Ever seen Cupcake Wars on the Food Network? Well, this shop won! We tried a hazelnut latte (my favorite!), a peanut butter cream cheesecake, a red velvet, a chocolatey chocolate, and a crab cake. You read that right, a crab cake cupcake. It wasn't as bad as it sounds. It was very dense with cream cheese frosting, and the crab taste was more of an aftertaste. They also had a chicken wing flavor!

On the way home we stopped at IKEA to pick up a bookshelf to aid in cleaning up the office. Here is the before. . .

It's still sitting patiently in it's box. I'll keep you posted on that adventure!


  1. Awesome! Happy Birthday David!!! -Sam T.

  2. I still haven't bought into TOMS yet. I need to. I know I'll like them, but it's so hard spending $40 on shoes. Maybe for my birthday ;)