It’s finally here- Justin’s birthday post! Two Thursdays ago (August 31st), the love of my life turned 21 and you’ve already seen how we spent most of the week leading up to it. This post is all about the day of and the Friday after…
The morning of his birthday, I made him a gluten-free funfetti cake with vanilla icing. We didn’t have any drawing icing or birthday candles, but I still made it work by shaping out the numbers 2 and 1 with his favorite cereal: frosted Cheerios
I took a ton of pics of him opening all of his presents from me over the course of a few days in the week. I was the one who couldn’t wait for him to open them- he wanted to wait for his actual birthday. I love how happy and excited he looks in all the photos though (:
From top to bottom, I got him a custom print of us from the professional photo shoot on the beach in NC summer 2016 which I think we’ll hang in our bathroom cause it’s small (also got a huge one from the same artist of a different picture of us to put over our bed once I get frames for all of them), a pink “daddy” hat, Pewdiepie merch, yellow denim jacket, a hand soap from B&BW in the scent “white cherry & thyme”, a Lucky Cat, and a marble case by Ideal of Sweden!
I still kept my hair straight and we wore our matching 50-mil club shirts to dinner which was a treat from his parents at Red Lobster. Justin got the ultimate feast and a mojito as his first legal drink- solid choice. I got snow crab legs and they were delicious. He opened all his cards and we had a fun time before heading home for the night!
The next day, Justin got all suited up in his new blazer from H&M (a gift from my dad). He looked SO handsome! I pulled my long-sleeve black bodysuit out of my closet and thank goodness it still fit cause I wanted to wear it with my olive pencil skirt. I finally dipped into Marzia’s natura palette to add more green to my look (more on that in an upcoming post). Then we were off to Tyson’s Corner for dinner at the very fancy Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. The atmosphere was a bit less upscale than I expected, but it was still really nice. It was super dark (the bathroom too), but we enjoyed our evening. Justin ordered the French quarter 75 as his drink and it smelled so good. The food was incredible! We both got the filet, but mine was petite. Our appetizer was a crab stack that had avocado and mango. The side we decided on were these shoestring fries that were so crispy and yummy. They brought out a complementary dessert for his birthday too (:
For my dessert, I went with the cheaper option of a McFlurry at McDonald’s- the M&M’s kind. Then we traveled the two hours back home and basically fell asleep right away. It was a late, but amazing night…