Monday, January 24, 2011

GOLDEN Celebration!

My golden Birthday Celebration was awesome! 22... I had always dreamed of turning 22 because THEN it would be a golden one.

Our weekend was a lovely one of celebrations and I felt SO blessed. It started with tradition... Breakfast in Bed!

Josh's family has always done breakfast in bed and it is my favorite. Joshy made me my favorite - Banana pancakes!


After a delicious breakfast in bed - we ventured out into the COLD and did some fun thrift store shopping for PROPS for my photography business. Man, we scored big! I loved all our finds. I may just do a post on them soon :0)

We also did some shopping in uptown to some fun stores like Urban Outfitters, HeartBreaker, Everyday People. It as so fun and a surprise, because Joshy isn't much of a shopper ;)

We spent the night in downtown Minneapolis and went to my favorite restaurant for dinner - The Spaghetti Factory. It was delish!! I got the baked lasagna... mmm...

It was so cute too because we ran into Hannah (a friend of my sis-in-law Laura's!) She's too cute... should have taken a picture with her!


I got a fun candle in my icecream and sung too by the fun waitress/waiters. Cute!

On Sunday... my mom, dad, sister & Josh had planned a fun get together for our families. It was so fun! Here are an overload of pictures... I have the BEST family ever!!

 

I had been wanting to have a Baked Potato Bar party for awhile. It screams winter in MN to me :0) Soo... my family made it happen for my GOLDEN bday. It was so yummy and fun!


And, if you didn't know... my mom is the most creative woman I know!! She can make anything look great & fun! She decorated our whole house with PINK & GOLD decor. It was beautiful and so fun :)

Even Rosey was decked out ;)

Livi helped me blow out my candles.... she is the cutest little 1 year old niece ever!

So many fun presents! My mom is making me a golden PEARL ring for my golden birthday. Se creates custom jewlery... amazing! This is just the wax mold, the real deal is coming soon!


Such a fun way to celebrate my GOLDEN birthday! I am so thankful for a fun family and awesome time with my husband. What a wonderful memory... God is good!

This year -- I know is going to hold some amazing things and I can't wait to watch it unfold.

20 comments:

Lauren said...

So so Fun! Glad you had such a fabulous golden birthday weekend!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Aww what a fabulous weekend you had! I LOVE all the pictures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY!

Jamie Leigh said...

It looks like you had an amazing birthday weekend! So happy for you!!

Amanda said...

so glad you had a great weekend! those 22 balloons are stinkin cute! and the breakfast in bed idea is fabulous. you look adorable! hope this 22nd year of life for you is the best yet friend! :) xo

Jenny said...

Your birthday looks absolutely amazing! The pictures really show the love everyone has for you! Happy Birthday Ria! <3

Miss L said...

looks like tons of fun! Happy Birthday!

Cherry said...

Happy birthday Ria!! :)

Suze said...

what a wonderful birthday you had! happy late birthday!!!!

Hillary (First Yr Wife) said...

Happy (late) birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful day! What a sweet family you have to do so much for you. :)

P.S. I keep hearing such great things about the spaghetti factory, it makes me really want to try it out one day soon!

Joni Lenzen said...

Oh cute pictures Ria!! You captured the excitement and joy of the 22 year old Golden celebration . . . and by the way . . .you certainly have a wonderful husband who treats you like a Queen!! He is amazing!! Love you lots . . .looking forward to making that wax ring into GOLD and diamonds!! <3 love you

Breanna Veth said...

Looks like you had an amazing time!! And I am so excited to see how that ring turns out! What a fun present :)

Girl of The Grove said...

What a great birthday! : )
Love the breakfast in bed and potato bar. Such a good idea.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!!

Casey Miller said...

Happy Belated Birthday RIA! Looks like a great weekend of celebration. I loved the decorations that your mom did. Her creativity definitely passes down to you with what I read and see in your blog!

Emily said...

LOVE your birthday pictures and post-and so glad you had a blessed day!

Shani said...

Oh happy birthday beautiful! I miss and I love you!

Sarah said...

22! You are young, girl! And so adorable! Glad you had such a good birthday! Your husband and family look like they made it a special one!

Laurel Lee Creativity said...

sounds like an awesome day!

Laurel Lee Creativity said...

sounds like an awesome day!

Appleshoe said...

So glad you had a fabulous birthday you youngen you. Have a fabulous year to go with it :)
Take care.