My 40th birthday was February 10th. Seth started planning a wonderful birthday trip to Charleston MONTHS ago. We had committed friends attending (including Heather flying in from LONDON!), yummy dinner reservations, a tassel making workshop for the girls, and childcare covered. Charleston is my favorite city, and I couldn't wait for the getaway.
Until James was diagnosed with the flu the day before we were supposed to leave. The flu has been rampant! James had Flu B, which they say isn't as bad and I think he had a pretty mild case. He felt bad for one day and basically ran a low grade fever until Friday night. He stayed confined to his room and no one else got it, thankfully! (but he FaceTimed the crap out of everyone he knew to call!)
We ended up ditching the Charleston trip (and no lie, after all the cancellations were made I had a good cry). Seth encouraged me to go, but it just didn't seem the same without him. Plus... at this point, we didn't know how severe James's flu was or if anyone else would come down with it!
The weekend turned into basically a girls' trip to Atlanta. In hindsight, this was even better.
Laura, Heather, and I ate at Two Urban Licks. I have always heard of this restaurant
and it did not disappoint.
Reunited with my bestie! Heather left her London babies for 10 days and spent a week with her parents and the weekend with me. How lucky am I to have her in my life?
We went to Johnny's Hideaway after dinner for some dancing and people watching. OMG, the people watching was fantastic! I officially turned 40 here and we were calling the Uber at 12:05 a.m.
My birthday morning! Melissa sent me with premade Mimosa mix. In case you can't read the shirt it says "40 years of being classy, sassy, and a bit smart assy"
We hit Ponce City Market all day on Saturday! I can't think of the last time I could leisurely shop with girlfriends!
Love this girl. Laura hopped on board the change of plans and threw together all kinds of fun things for the weekend!
We all enjoyed a charcuterie board
After this we got blow-outs and our make up done!
Laura getting glammed up
Heather sitting pretty
Ready for make up!
I had never had a blow-out! Look how curly my hair is!
We felt so pretty! (although Heather and I did wipe off half of the foundation... it was a little much!)
We had dinner at Noku in Roswell. Bert, Melissa, Scott, Deana, Mel, and Seth joined us! Seth was a rockstar throughout this. He stayed with the kids and I know he was just as let down about the turn of events as I was. He seriously put so much effort into the Charleston trip and I know it's disappointing to have to cancel. He also took Adelyn to the Father Daughter Dance prior to dinner.
She chose to eat at Chic Fil A and then they went to the dance. Seth's parents kept the kids so he could join us for dinner.
Adelyn with her friends at the dance
Deana gave me the "Vintage 1978" wine glass
We went to hear a band and dance at Pastis afterwards. This random dude stood with Deana and Scott for awhile.
All of us went to breakfast Sunday morning at Tupelo Honey Cafe. YUM!
Luckily, I got the day with Heather. Her flight didn't leave until 7 pm so we went to Krog Street Market, drove around Virginia Highlands, and shopped around Atlantic Station. This picture is at laughing at these giant wine glasses. Gosh, I love and miss this girl!
My parents came in town a couple weeks later since they couldn't come when James had the flu. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Branchwater. I love celebrating my birthday all month long! :)
Seriously, if this is 40 I will take it. I look forward to this decade of loving my family and friends.