Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And the birthdayness continues...

First of all, thank you all so much on your sweet comments and tweets again of congrats. It really was a weekend to never forget and I'm so glad I could share it with everyone, woo. I mean my best friend flew in from North Carolina, then I got engaged. I mean what could else could I ask for?

But alas I present The best birthday in the history of all of my birthdays Part II.

Saturday: On my actual birthday me, Matt and Jen made the rounds to my parent's house then had brunch with Matt's dad and ended up at his mom's house afterwards to celebrate a bit. After celebrating with the parents, Matt stayed at his mom's house to watch the draft and Jen and I went off to shop a bit and get ourselves some fancy schmancy manicures.

After our girly day of hanging out we went back to the apartment and hung out with Matt for a bit before getting ready for the night. My sister came and picked us up and dropped us off at dinner (which was so nice of her to be DD all night) while she did her own thing (heck she even paid for dinner, such a good sister). Dinner was fun at Tokyo Wako, their food is so tasty and I was still giddy from having my two favorite people there and being engaged, my gosh I'm engaged!

Once we finished dinner, we killed time a bit before heading over to the wine bar. After that, everyone started showing up and it was a great celebrating my birthday and our engagement with all of my friends. I was seriously in birthday heaven.

some of my favorite girls celebrating my birthday!

ohmygosh guys, we're engaged! haha

Aww me and Jen!

everyone toasting to it all

Kimmy and me having a good time

all the sisters

I've known this girl since 1st grade, love Leticia, love her

the engaged couples, ah, love it

All in all it was a great night, tons of food and drinks and lots of friends. I had a great time celebrating with everyone that came. After the bar a bunch of us eventually made our way back to our apartment and when I walked into our apartment this is what I saw this time...

My sister, while we were at dinner, filled our apartment with 25 balloons and left a present for me on the table. It was so surreal and adorable and cute and fun and I loved it.

We all hung out a bit and drank some more, played music and laughed and ohmygoshed and yeah, it was fabulous. Best birthday ever.

Sunday: Woke up and hung out a bit. Stopped at In-N-Out for breakfast/lunch before dropping Jen off at the airport. I was pretty sad to see her go but then again I am seeing her in a month so it's all good. Afterwards Matt and I made it home and I took a nap (I mean man this weekend was exhausting, but in the best way possible). Post-nap, Matt, my dad, my brother and I headed over to tell my grandma the good news of our engagement. It was fun to have such good news for her.

After visiting my grandma we went to my parent's house later to celebrate my birthday and our engagement with my family. It was so fun to retell the story and have some red velvet cupcakes and champagne, because honestly I still can't totally believe it.

toasting with the family, minus one sister

All in all it was the most amazing birthday I have ever had and I couldn't have asked for anything else. And I'm so glad my family and friends were there to share it all with me!

happy tuesday!


Kyla Roma said...

Aw - you look like you're going to burst from happiness in all of these! Congratulations again, I think your boy has raised the bar really high for next year, hey? =)

kay* said...

i think this was the most amazing birthday weekend i've ever heard of. i'm so happy for you! isn't that weird? how after reading someone's blog for a year you can feel as if you know them and feel genuine happiness for them? i know. crazy! but seriously - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have very thoughtful friends, family AND fiance! (ha! fiance! get used to that!)

Amandaaa said...

you're glowing in those pictures.
the true shine of a newly engaged
lady! wooo.

your birthday celebrations just
kept getting better and better.
if that's even possible! matt did
whip out a ring and get on one
knee and all.

love it all.

Daddy Dan said...

Now that was a great weekend!

I did the same thing as Matt. I proposed to my wife the night before her birthday. I'll have to tell that story some day.

Congrats again! Matt's a lucky guy!

Katie cat said...

Red velvet cupcakes and champagne!??

So much fun - I'm so happy for you!

Julie Q said...

awwww this is such a fun time for you and matt!!!!! you guys are glowing in your pictures

apricot tea. said...

Aw, you both look so happy. You're practically glowing. :]

I hate that I missed out on your party at the Bodega. My sister came up unexpectedly, so Jonathan & I were hanging out with her for the evening. :[ But reading these posts, I feel like I was there!

Congratulations again on your engagement!

Blicious said...

i am literally in tears!! what a sweet story!! Happy belated Bday and CONGRATS ON GETTNG ENGAGED!!!!!!!

so did you meet Josh?!?!?!? hehe

Ali said...

I am SO glad you had such a wonderful birthday!


insomniaclolita said...

You definitely have one super memorable birthday, isn't it your best birthday yet? You're so lovable :)

Anonymous said...

OMAGAD you're engaged!

Birthday of the decade, for sure!

Jane said...

Seriously, Katelin - your stories have made my week. It is so inspiring to see how much love your family and friends have for each other. Congratulations and happy birthday again!

OceanDreams said...

Hi, I'm located in Southern CA as well. Looks like you are having tons of fun! Congrats on being engaged and turning 25. I will be 25 in September and I can't believe it! Enjoy your day.

Auburn Kat said...

I am still just so excited for you! =)

Bayjb said...

Gorgeous dress and congrats again. Such a great weekend.