Friday, September 16, 2011

SURPRISE Birthday Celebrations!

Friday is here already and I haven’t even filled you in on the events of last weekend!

When Greene and I decided to throw a joint birthday party this year (our birthdays are only 10 days apart), some of our wonderful friends decided to fly into town to celebrate. Gerrick found a cheap flight months ago and booked it immediately, Lindsey Fox (GB’s bestie from Houston) came from her new home of Chicago, and a couple weeks ago, Floff decided to come as well! We were so excited for our three guests – GB and I chatted about everything we wanted to do with our friends and planned the whole weekend out. Or so we thought!

On Friday afternoon, after picking Gerrick up from the airport, we returned to my apartment to relax when my phone rang – someone was at the front door with a package. To be honest, the delivery guy sounded shady (Me: “Where’s the package from?” Him: “Um….. uh…. Amazon?”) so I told him to leave it at the front door and buzzed him in. A couple minutes after that, Gerrick darted out the room, mumbling something about needing a glass of water. As she walked back into the room, I looked up – and Julie was standing in front of me!

Here is the link to the video that she took during the surprise! LET ME JUST STATE FOR THE RECORD: While I may LOOK like I am on the toilet peeing, I AM NOT. The lid was closed and I was wearing pants! I was merely sitting there chatting to Gerrick when she darted out of the room.

Sneaky Gerrick and Anna pulled off the ultimate surprise! After hearing our pals talk about the fun weekend we had planned in LA, Julie decided to book a last-minute surprise trip from Houston. She didn’t tell a soul besides Anna or Gerrick – so in short order we surprised Greene, Lindsey, and Floff as well!

It was such a fabulous surprise to have a whole bunch of my best friends in town for the weekend. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again a million times – I am so thankful for their friendships and love. We may all live in different cities and don’t get to see each other often, but we make it work and stay super close with daily phone calls, emails, and frequent visits! I truly believe they are the best friends on earth!

Some weekend highlights – after the Julie reveal (she actually HID in my trunk when I picked Greene up and popped out, scaring poor GB half to death), we headed out to dinner at Animal and the pals finally got to meet Rami!

I think he may have been slightly frightened by how very loud we were. We get that way when we’re all reunited.

In short order we were all best friends, sharing plates of delicious bacon and laughing. After dinner we headed out to a bar in Santa Monica for a little bit before coming home to rest up for the day ahead!

Saturday was GB’s actual birthday! We celebrated with a delicious birthday brunch at 26 Beach (sushi burgers… OMFG) with all our girlfriends. Anna brought Eytan and he was a HIT! Everyone fought over holding him – I may have earned a reputation as a “baby hog” because I didn’t want to share. (I allowed Julie to hold him for the AEPHI FPC 03 picture below):

Three musketeers and our baby mascot - could you EAT THAT FACE?!

After brunch, we spent the afternoon shopping on Montana Avenue and getting beautified at Drybar before the big night! GB and I had planned a joint birthday celebration at a fun bar in West LA called the Wellesbourne. I wore my fancy new special BCBG birthday dress – and matched everyone else who also wore black!

Cute boyfriend :)

My Allison darling!

With the Fox sisters:

I am ashamed to admit but I don’t have a ton of other pictures from the night itself! I drank too much for probably the first time in ages (remind me to tell yall the new saga of how I’m allergic to alcohol) and didn’t take my camera out a lot but TONS of our pals came to celebrate with us!

The rest of the weekend was spent shopping, lounging, Farmer’s Market-ing, eating sushi, and snuggling :) Julie and Floff both left on Sunday, and Gerr stayed til Monday night. I was so sad to see them go!

It was a fabulous weekend with my fabulous friends. Counting down the days til I get to see them again! And thank you to everyone else who helped me celebrate! Jordan Marisa Rose Birthday Celebrations are officially done for 2011… less than a year until 2012 celebrations begin!


grace - stripes and sequins said...

Love it! You and your bf are too cute. I am so excited bc NYC finally got Dry Bar and it's 2 blocks from my apt! Woo hoo!

Jayme said...

What is that adorbs white dress with the black polka dots/hearts (?) I WANT!

Jordan said...

Thank you! It's from Franchesca's! Funny story - it was my friend Gerrick's, and I wore hers to brunch, and right after we finished eating we went to Franchesca's so I could buy my own!

Jayme said...

Yay, I'll have to check it out! I don't know if we have Francesca's here in Boston :) Thank you!!