Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Birthday Do-Over!

So, if you have kept up, you know that my bday was kind of a bust. So this weekend, my wonderful family made it up to me! Let's start with my Girl's Night!!

Shane and Tara planned a night where the girls would take me out to my favorite Mexican restaurant!! I was so excited and I love them for doing this for me!! Tara even got me a Cookie Cake - MY FAVORITE!!!

Me opening a present from Jessica - Some gorgeous champagne potato pearls!! I am not one of those women that "glow" when they are pregnant, so just bare with me over the next 7 months =)!
Me and Jess - showing off my pearls!!Claire checking out the matching earrings!Tara and MomTara and Jess!Me, Mom, Tara and Claire (Nicole couldn't make it that night...boooooo clinicals =)) Me and Amanda at the restaurant...and my virgin margarita =) Claire being cute with Nonna =)
Then Friday night they had my family birthday party!! Once again, a mexican theme with the cutest cake from Ricks!! Please excuse how tired I look in these pics, I am ready for bed at 6 every night =).
All of us - oh these are not flattering of me, but oh well...Me and OO loving some cake!!Claire was just chilling that night...
Then Saturday night, Shane took me to one of my favorite restaurants, Ruth's Chris. Shane's parents watched Claire and Owen for us. We also took Brooke and Mitch there for their bday since we had to miss their parties (their birthdays are just a week before mine) due to the many illnesses in our family. We had such a good time and the food was AMAZING!!

This picture cracks me up - I got all ready and could not decide on which boots to wear. The verdict was the red cowboy boots, that me and Claire liked, Shane voted on others. Claire saw me get my camera to take with me and said "Mama let me take a picture of you in your new dress and those awesome boots...and your big belly". Thanks Claire!Brooke and Mitch
Me and Shane
Now to the good stuff...my presents from Shane and the kids!! On my birthday weekend, pink eye and all, Shane took me out to pick out a new breakfast nook table and chairs from the kids. They have kind of trashed my other one and they wanted to replace it =). They just delivered it today and here it is...It is is pretty much the same as the last one, but I added a black leather bench for the kids...I LOVE IT!!
Our first dinner at it tonight...Claire was asleep and would not wake up for dinner so she is MIA!
Check out the grape and orange crush...you know that you are in a house with a pregnant woman when you have that =)!
Then that night Mom and Jake took the kids to the movies and Shane took me out for dinner to Shogun. I had no make up on and my eyes looked terrible, but he was so sweet to still take me out =). The best part, he took me ring shopping and bought me this...
I have been wanting to start collecting heirloom jewelry to give to Claire (and maybe this baby) one day. I am in love with this ring and wear it on my right hand. It is an Aquamarine stone surrounded by diamonds and champagne diamonds!!! I picked it up this past Friday and have not stopped staring at it =)! I think it is my Birthday / Valentine's Day / Pregnant for the third time gift =)! Claire did surprise me (thanks Nonna) with this cute box to keep my rings in for my birthday =).
My birthday turned out wonderful!! It is great to be 28!! Much love to all my family and friends that made it so special!!

18 comments:

Maggie said...

Rachel, you look beautiful!!! Don't you even worry about it, girl... you are ADORABLE!!!

Awesome pics, love the ring, and the kiddos are so cute!! O and the cake cracks me up, haha. Loved your cake - Rick's is the BOMB!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! I feel so special that I got to join in part of all the celebrations!

And you do glow! You look beautiful! =)

My name is Megan... said...

you look so pretty! you have a baby glow!! So sweet of your fam to have a do-over birthday...you deserve it! love the ring :) xoxo

Mojito Maven said...

you still look so beautiful even with the pink and I LOVE the aquamarine...one of my favorite stones ever!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

You all are so adorable!! You look great! And you got some amazing gifts! Love that table and of course the ring is awesome!

Meghan Appleberry said...

I'm glad you finally got to celebrate your birthday! And that ring is gorgeous!

Kristy said...

I think you still look great!! The comment about the boots and belly was funny. Such a kiddo thing to say! ha ha ha
Lovin that ring, too!!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Very beautiful ring! Yay, for good Birthdays!

Sarah said...

What a great birthday you had!!! I love the ring and the ring box : )

CAMoore said...

LOVE the ring! Sounds like you had a great birthday celebration!!!

You are blessed!

Chad & Ashley said...

What a birthday!!! How fun! I loved everything you got! The funniest part is the "ORANGE CRUSH"
drinks because I CRAVED Those while I was pregnant too! It was the SLICE that did it for me! How funny us pregger woman are! Can't wait to see you this week! Love you!

Tara Gibson said...

love claire's comment so funny! your ring is insanely gorgeous! I am so glad you had a great re-do birthday!

Carolyn said...

I love the new table and RING!!! GORGEOUS!!! I hope you had a fabulous birthday (and by the looks of it, you did) :)

writing4612 said...

Loved this post ! I can remember doing Valentine's for my class with my mom, but we didn't do treat bags. We had lots of parties at school on that day though.

I'm sure you did love that ring. :) Owen is looking a lot like Shawn. He did before, but you can really tell he is growing up.

Jessica said...

Love the ring!!!!

Lane said...

Wow!! Girl you cleaned house this birthday! :) I LOVE the new table!! And the ring...OMG!!! GORGEOUS!! What a good idea, Claire will love that!

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous ring! And I love that leather bench...so cute!

Brooke Bertalan said...

I have so much to say, I don't even know where to start.

First, I am so sad that I was sick for the girls party at Las Fajitas! (spelling??) (Cookie cake is my favorite!) And then again for your Friday night do-over party. :(
Second, Ruth's Chris was awesome. Thank you so much for taking us there. We loved the food and the company was pretty great too! Did I make Shane laugh in the picture of you two? Haha. I think that is a great picture of ya'll. You look so happy.
Third, the picture of you and Owen with him enjoying some cake is so perfect. You both look awesome in that pic, (and did you purposely perfectly position your right hand in that pic to show off that gorgeous ring???!!!!)

Lastly, That cake looks awesome!, What a cute box to keep your rings in!, Those pearls are gorgeous! (Can't wait to see them in person), and I love your new table with the leather bench! What awesome make-up parties you had!!