Weekend In The Mountains, Part I

So Ian turned the big three-three this past weekend, and we celebrated in the mountains of Boone, NC.

Friday night after work, Ian and I headed to his family's house (same place where we got engaged).  We got in around 8:30 or so ... just enough time to grab some groceries, get settled in at the house, pour a glass of wine, and get cozied up to watch Dateline.  And then get hit with the realization of -- wow, we are officially old.  Whatevs, we loved it.  :)  No better way to spend a Friday.

Saturday morning, we started getting ready for our friends to arrive in town to celebrate with us.  Saturday was Ian's actual birthday, and I'd brought up his present as well as the birthday cards that arrived in the mail earlier that week.

His mom, my mom, and I all went in on a big surprise for him ....

An iPad!  He is so excited to use it for Angry Birds work.  And now we can use Face Time when I am out of town!

Then we had a little coffee break on the patio.  I've officially made the switch from Coffeemate's Pumpkin Spice creamer to the Peppermint Mocha creamer ... which comes in a sugar-free version!  Okay, so I know I'm ingesting chemicals out the wahzoo, but I try to ignore it.

Look at him looking all studly in this picture.  He was actually on the phone with his sister, you just can't see the phone.

And then we got ready for our friends to arrive in time for brunch.  I made two bacon cheddar quiches and cinnamon rolls.  The house smelled wonderful and we were ready to start celebrating!

More pictures to come tomorrow for the rest of our mountain weekend recap.  Including some pictures that Ian sent me from his phone with the subject line "My Gun Wielding Wife." 


  1. What a happy birthday! It sounds like a great weekend!

  2. Is that a Raiders hat????? My husband would get along so well with Ian. He's a HUGE Raiders fan. Can't say I have the same affection for them but whatever makes our boys happy right?!?!

  3. I hope you had so much fun in the mountains this weekend! You were in my neck of the woods! Looks like y'all had a fabulous trip!

  4. This post makes me so happy and jealous. I have been dying for a mountain getaway! Oh, and super cute that you and Ian's mom went in on his bday present together. So sweet!

  5. HAPPY sounds like such a great weekend! JCW is also all about Angry Birds! Now I am craving cinnamon rolls...yum. xx

  6. It looks like you had so much fun! I love the picture on the porch, it looks gorgeous out! So jealous that you got to spend time at the mountains! (and happy birthday to your hubby!)

  7. Love this! Looks like you spoiled him rotten, and we haven't even seen the whole weekend of celebrations!

    PS did you finally get an iPhone???

  8. My bf just got an ipad as well and I am so excited to use facetime! So glad you had such a great weekend! :)


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