Sunday, November 22, 2009

Let's get it hoppin'...we're in Miami....

...For those of you who know the song - for those of you who don't, you're not missing anything. But this is a total party town, so while in Rome... we'll live it up for my birthday I guess. I don't usually drag out the celebration quite this much, but since my birthday is on a Sunday this year, we did a lot of our partying on the days leading up to my birthday. Friday night we went to this fun Greek restaurant in South Beach with insanely loud music where there are belly dancers and you dance on the tables and they throw napkins all over the place. Being as it was my birthday celebration, they kept making me get up on the table (more than anyone else in the whole restaurant, come on!) Luckily I was joined by good friends.










































What I like to call "bishops gone wild:" :)





















Um, and just to prove we weren't the only ones dancing on the tables, as I realize it looks from these pictures, here you can see it seems to be a real hit for girl's night out and bachelorette parties.





We didn't actually hear a word from our friends pretty much the whole time we were there because it was so loud, but we sang along to the music at each other, stood up and leaned over to yell in each others ears occasionally, and communicated in other ways I guess. Here's Rich with the crab that squirted about 6 feet and almost took Ryan's eye out. :)




















I guess I can definitely say it's the first time I've been sung to while standing on top of a table in restaurant full of people for my birthday.




















Then, lucky me, New Moon came out on my birthday weekend so Saturday night we got a bunch of girls to go out and see it. It's nice it coordinated with my birthday cause it makes me feel so loved that everyone wanted to come celebrate my birthday! (Or Jacob's six-pack. Whatever.) And we had no shame being a bunch of 20 and 30 year-old women being first in line at the theater.
















I was so happy this movie did not disappoint! So much better than the first one.




















Then we shopped around Lincoln Road and went out to eat. One of our friends knew the manager where we went and he was so sweet to bring out a whole tray full of shots for all of us - and even a non-alcoholic "mommy shot" for our pregnant friend. I felt bad explaining that we actually didn't drink and so the sweet guy brought out a whole round of "mommy shots" for all of us! Here's to our first shots!




















Then Sunday was finally my real birthday (told you I really dragged this out this year). My talented cake decorating friend made me a cake after an actual piece of artwork! Romero Britto is this famous Miami artist who has sculptures and art all over the place that are really cool, check it out:

And my cake:


How awesome is that?! (It did start out up on it's side, but poor Megan said it was a bit of a disaster!) I feel so cool to have such a unique cake!
































Seriously, I hope you all have as much fun on your birthdays as I did on mine! It was definitely a memorable one. Which is nice because let's be honest, there's not much cool about thirty-one. Thirty was ok cause it's like - oh, you were just barely in your twenties. But thirty-one, you are just definitely in your thirties.

16 comments:

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

LOVE it all! I love the table-top dancing (they had a Greek restaurant like that when I went to Orlando in July...a Florida thing?). You must have learned your moves from Cash! :) The cake is amazing, and I'm glad you liked New Moon. Happy Birthday!

Chadlee said...

You know how to party! Nice birthday weekend!

Anonymous said...

So, so fun! You would never have had such a fine time in Bountiful!

xoxocyhunsaker

Tyler Jorgenson said...

Looks like you celebrated your 38th birthday in style. Happy Birthday.

duck said...

What a fun party weekend!!! Hope you had an absolutely fantastic birthday!!! Seeing all the girls out at new moon made me really miss you guys.
happy birthday!!!

Jenilee said...

Wow what a weekend. Happy Birthday. I totally agree about New Moon. Great Movie.

SuburbiaMom said...

Happy birthday!! What a fun celebration--all of it!!! And 31?!? Puh-leez!! I didn't realize you were one of the youngest Fu-gals. Hello-o-o--some of us are more than a year older than you!!! ;)

Laurie Jones said...

Are you sure you weren't drinking?! That place looks pretty fun. 10 years ago I might have gotten up on that table, but I am not sure if I would now-maybe if I looked as cute as you up there. I am glad you had a good birthday!!

I am glad you liked New Moon. I am going on Sat. I was hoping it would be a lot better than Twilight. There were quite a few times during that movie that I would just bust up laughing cause it was so lame.

Melanie said...

What a weekend! I love to sting out the birthday! Your cake was awesome! And you always look great.

Krista said...

Happy Birthday...You did look pretty comfortable up on that table...are sure you haven't done that before??? You look fantastic for a 31 year old and a mother of twins (and cache)!!!!

Julie said...

That looks like a great birthday! WOW! How fun! What a great group of friends you have!

Julie

Megan said...

Love these pictures. I also love that you call is bishops gone wild. So funny. So today I totally saw that exact statue. Crazy. It is just over on Bay Harbor islands. Crazy huh. I snapped a picture of it. i was so excited. Glad you had a fun birthday.

Rich said...

We had a fun time - again my apologies to you and Ryan for the Crab Leg Super Soaker.

Corinne said...

Wahoo! Happy birthday! That looks like a seriously funtimes :)

Lofgrens said...

How fun!!! I have been dying to do something fun and crazy like that for a while. I just lived vicariously through your incredibly fun and outrageous weekend!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Rachel said...

How fun! Wish I was there!!! Really!