A Birthday Weekend

A Birthday Weekend

I love when my birthday falls on the weekend because that usually means we get to celebrate all weekend long. On Friday night, Cory got home from work and asked if I wanted to start my birthday weekend with a present, or end it with one. Of couse I said I wanted my present right that very second. He surprised me with a gorgeous watch I had been lusting after. I can’t believe he remembered after all this time (I think I can thank pinterest).

On Saturday, we drove into town and I chopped my hair off after going without a cut for 5 months. I feel like me again. After we were done at the salon we headed over  to Water Ave. Coffee Company for a latte. After wandering around the neighborhood taking polaroids for awhile, we decided to head on over to  The Ace and get our monthly photo booth strip (I think it’s one of my all time favorites).

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

We headed home for lunch and to watch ‘Groundhog Day.’ Then we got dolled up, headed back into the city and had dinner at Bar Avignon: an appetizer of pickled figs and artisanal cheeses followed by pork cheeks bourguignon with mushrooms and buttered house noodles and seared steelhead with citrus-fennel slaw, potatoes and caper aioli.

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

On Sunday we slept in (heaven) and I made a list of 26 things I hope to accomplish by the time I’m 27. After some debate we decided to have brunch at Woodsman Tavern. We feasted on their honey vanilla brioche beignets with pear thyme jam, potted egg with creamed greens, biscuit with country ham and apple butter and a side of peppered bacon. Then I had a love affair with the gorgeous flowers outside of Woodsman Market next door. Oh, Spring, I can’t wait for you!

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

We made our way over to Portland Center Stage and saw a matinee of ‘Venus in Fur.’ Ginny Myers Lee and David Barlow were fantastic. The show is playing through March 10th, so please go see it! After the show we were famished and after a quick burrito, we walked over to our final destination, my favorite ice cream shop, Salt & Straw. They even gave me my ice cream on the house, how sweet is that!? Cory and I shared a scoop of the Oregon Kiss and a scoop of The Pirates of Trinidad. We have already decided we are going back to try out a few more of their seasonal flavors on Valentine’s Day.

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'A Birthday Weekend' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

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Thank you to my family and friends for making this birthday one of the best ones yet! 26, you are going to be absolutely wonderful.

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8Comments

  • Vickie / 5 February 2013 11:37

    looks like a wonderful birthday weekend 🙂

    gorgeous watch & your photo booth photos are always awesome!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 6 February 2013 4:33

      It really was! Probably the best birthday I’ve ever had. Haha, we prize ourselves on taking photo booth strips…

  • hena tayeb / 5 February 2013 8:12

    Happy Belated Birthday.. birthdays should always be on the weekend.. mine is tomorrow and the husband is working late today so that he can come home on time tomorrow..

    • endlesslyenraptured / 6 February 2013 4:29

      Haha, I couldn’t agree more! And happy birthday to you! That’s so great he is working late so he can be there for you tomorrow! My husband works nights so I was thrilled that my birthday happened to be on the weekend so we could actual go out together…

  • gee / 6 February 2013 3:22

    beautiful images, very first one deserves its place : ) love it

  • janice // two after twenty / 6 February 2013 2:52

    I love the eclectic feel of this post. Absolutely love the shot of the sandwich too – yum!

    PS Your blog header is the cutest.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 6 February 2013 4:43

      Oh, thank you so much Janice!I love the word eclectic and I think you perfectly described what I was trying to organize. I think our header is pretty darn cute too, haha! Thank you…