Birthday Weekend Wrap-Up

Birthdays are a big deal in my world. I am a huge birthday diva and insist on celebrating a birthday week. Yeah, it happens.

Cory is no such diva.

But because it’s hard to celebrate a birthday on a Monday – darn that work thing – we did most of the celebrating this weekend 🙂

On Saturday morning, we ventured into DC and visited the Spy Museum!

Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed inside. Let me tell you, though – is a very huge, very cool museum.

We learned so much about spies! I’m considering dropping out of my counseling program and starting a career of espionage. How does Special Agent Lunchbox sound? 😉

After the spy museum, we stopped by our favorite DC fro-yo shop!

Cheesecake fro-yo for lunch makes for two very happy campers 😀

We spent the afternoon lounging around before getting dressed up for birthday surprise #2 – dinner at Texas de Brazil! I don’t know about you, but I love getting a little dolled up and going out to dinner.

We tried our best to play around with the self-timer just for this little blog 😉

We’re looking in to hiring a personal photographer 😉 We just don’t have the self-timer skills.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Texas de Brazil, it’s literally a meat fest. Men walk around with huge skewers of meat like this

(Taken with my phone, sorry for the poor quality!)

And just keep slicing you pieces until you say stop. I did not partake in the meat fest, as their “salad” bar is top notch. Salmon pieces, cheeses, breads, olives, pastas, veggies…

I mean, how many salad bars have you seen that look like this?

I made two trips during Cory’s meat extravaganza. While I didn’t take the meat-route, I did eat an alarming amount of cheese and bread. I really think the restaurant should invest in stretchers to roll people out of there. We were stuffed!

Now it’s back to reality for the next 8 hours before I head over to Cory’s for more birthday celebrations – his parents are coming to town!

Happy, happy birthday, Cory! I hope 25 is the best year yet! 

Let’s chat – When’s YOUR birthday? Mine is October 5th! 

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30 Comments on “Birthday Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. Cory says:

    1. Thank you for a great birthday weekend. I love you.

    2. I’m pretty sure your picture of the Spy Museum is full of information about the guy on the phone. Ms. Espionage

  2. Those look like amazing fro yo buckets 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. That salad bar looks absolutely amazing, more restaurants should invest in salad bars that well stocked! My birthday is coming up: June 7th 🙂

  4. love your dress! you look fantastic 🙂

  5. owlmazing says:

    lol Special Agent Lunchbox just cracked me up! Aspy museum sounds really cool. Cheesecake frozen yogurt sounds awesome! and that is an epic salad bar, seriously.

  6. You two are adorable! Ps I’m kind of a bday diva myself. I insisted my boyfriend and I have a special dinner for my half bday. (I think I’m going crazy in my old age)

  7. Cait says:

    aww looks like a great time! i love birthday WEEKS. glad cory had such a great 25th! Mine is coming up on July 29th! woohoo

  8. czechvegan says:

    I love the quote by Albert Einstein, so true!! Special Agent Lunchbox? LOL:)

  9. Trisha says:

    In Utah we have two places like that to eat! they have THE BEST salad bar ever

  10. Meaghan says:

    I’m a total birthday diva too! Haha to the point I drive some of my friends nuts. My birthday is coming up on June 13.

    The spy museum sounds so cool! I kind of love that they wouldn’t let you take pictures, makes it seem even more top secret spy-y 😛

  11. Parita says:

    You two are so cute!

    I am a January baby! Not much of a birthday diva when it comes to my own but love celebrating everyone else’s!

  12. Fran says:

    I’m with you on the birthday week 🙂 Mine is in March and I try to stretch is out for as long as possible

    Looks like you two had a great time!

  13. Katy says:

    Mine is September 2 so I usually get a long weekend thanks to Labor Day! 🙂

  14. I sadly never made it to the spy museum when I lived in D.C. (despite my obsession with all things CIA thanks to the TV show Alias) I have heard about that restaurant! I’m jealous. 🙂

  15. Looks like such a fun celebration!!! That spy museum sounds awesome…and fro yo is always a good thing! I’ve been to a brazillian restaurant before where they walk around with all the meet skewers! It is so interesting!

  16. cbrady3 says:

    Oct 21st! great month

  17. I have a birthday octave. I have never lived close to my grandparents as a young child, so we had to have more than one occasion, plus school parties, girl scout parties, dance class parties, etc. So yes, I understand the whole birthday Diva! My boyfriend, who is 1 of 11, does not understand the octave, and keeps trying to tell me that a birthday is ONE day! Ha, what does he know???

  18. My birthday is September 22nd and I also insist upon a birthday week:) I’m going to DC this summer-do you think the spy museum is worth a visit?

    • Colleen says:

      Yes! It was really neat. It’s not cheap though – $20 a pop! I’m sure there are other fun things to spend that kind of money on haha 🙂

  19. Jenny says:

    Glad to know I’m not the only birthday diva. All I need for my birthday is a drink and music. I must go dancing or else! 😀 Lovely dress, you look smoking!

  20. Brittany says:

    Ya’ll are so cute! And i love getting all dressed up 🙂 So fun! My birthday is March 9th!

  21. Jessica says:

    I just recently found your blog and I’m really enjoying it! I too am a birthday diva and now that I am 31, celebrate for the entire month! lol…

  22. kristisn says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the spy museum. Hopefully I’ll get there one day!

  23. July 12th is my birthday. Can you please send me some froyo for my birthday seriously?

  24. Aw you guys are adorable! Happy birthday to your man!

  25. applesnoats says:

    okay that salad bar looks like heaven..i love when they have so many choices!
    and you guys are so freakin cute!!!

  26. Love the idea of having a birthday! Sounds like a great idea to me 🙂 The restaurant sounds great and you and your fiance make a very cute couple!

  27. You and that fro-yo both look gorgeous!


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