Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Soirees, Surprises & Cupcakes

Let me be honest right now, there was no running this weekend. Gasp! But, after TWO birthday soirees, a little wine, pasta, a few beers, and the most DELICIOUS little cupcakes ever made a run is definitely in order.

It all started when Husband told me we had to go out at 5 p.m. on Saturday night when my birthday celebration wasn’t scheduled to start until 9 p.m. Hmm. Yup he was up to something. We drove downtown and end up here.


Love the swanky W hotel – my new home for the night. (Thanks Mom, for keeping the kids *winks*)

After checking in he whisked me away again and didn’t tell me where we were going. We pulled into Atlantic Station where I assumed we were going for dinner – until he broke out a blindfold. Yikes! Cautiously playing along, I let him lead me into a building … onto an elevator … and outside onto a patio where I heard 20 of my family and friends shout, “SURPRISE!”

My dear friend Shameeka, The Broke Socialite, hosted this lovely surprise soiree at The Atlantic Residences. I’ve never had a surprise party so I couldn’t stop smiling.


Husband and Me

Me and my sister, Nicole

My Mama and my Auntie Kristi
My Dad and his Daughters

The Gals: Christie, Yvette and Shameeka

The Guys: Eric, Napoleon and my cousin, Rick

Around 9:30 p.m. We left party number one to head over to Shout for party number two. Husband and I made a quick change and were ready to get our dance on. We had a private cabana on the top level of the club and partied under the stars. Too. Damn. Cool. Big hugs to my favorite (and only) sister, Nicole, to Husband and to my Dad for hooking up such a wonderful celebration.

We ate ... (OMG!)

We partied ... (Yes, we got our groove on!)

We posed ... (Nicole, Wanda and I spent two weeks together overseas filming the Travel Channel's "Great Cruises: Why Not the Mediterranean?" The Atlanta Girls reunite!)

And we played ... (The camera got us doing our best Tiger faces!)

So I didn’t run and I didn’t really eat right, ahem, but I had the most FABULOUS 40th birthday. For real. Don’t worry, my running shoes are back on and clean eating restored because that bikini cost too damn much to only wear once.

Winks & Smiles,

11 comments:

Marlene said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday! Glad you got spoiled. Those cupcakes look DEVINE and you looked absolutely gorgeous!!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! What a perfect way to celebrate! I agree, you look beautiful and sexay :)

The Happy Runner said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a GREAT, fun time!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great way to celebrate your birthday!

kat said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a great day.

Christie-The ChatterBox said...

Glad I could be a part of your fabulous week.

Losing in the City said...

happy birthday.. i love surprises.. looks like you had a great time :-)

Wifey said...

Thanks, Ladies! It's truly been a wonderful birthday. 40 is Fabulous! Smiles!

Shelley said...

How fun! You are very obviously adored by many - what wonderful celebrations of YOU! :)

MizFit said...

THIS
MADE
ME
GRIN!!!!!

Krystal Grant said...

Soooo much fun. I hadn't danced like that in a long, long time.

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