July 22, 2014

Birthday Weekend: Erie Fun, Niagara Falls & Great Friends

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all have had a chance to enter the awesome giveaways announced yesterday. I can't wait to see who the lucky winners are!

I had an amazing birthday weekend and thank everyone for the love and wishes on here, twitter, instagram, etc... I want to share some pictures of the fun we had and tell you what we got into.


Friday night we didn't have plans but Chuck came home from work and asked me what I had in mind. I said I would like to get a hot dog and curly fries from Sara's at Presque Isle and ride some coasters at Waldameer. It's so nice to have such fun things nearby. Erie is by no means a huge city, but it's home and I love it.

Saturday we had plans to go to the beach and have a picnic. We wanted to play volleyball, relax and fly a kite. The rain ruined that part but Chuck suggested we go to Niagara Falls instead. We made the 2 hour trip across the border and had a lot of fun! It was cold and a little rainy there too, but we did a bunch of different things and had a great family fun day. 


Ethan was in LOVE with was pretty amusing. He kept saying "I want to live here. This place is so awesome." I haven't been to the Canadian side of the border for a really long time, but to me it felt like a much smaller version of Times Square. There were neon signs and shops everywhere and thousands of people. 

We had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe which was SO cool. Again, I haven't been there in years either, but we had a blast. Ethan loved the atmosphere (he's a huge animal lover) and we had a great time. 

We checked out the beautiful Falls while visiting of course too and rode a HUGE ferris wheel with amazing views. Definitely a birthday to remember.

Yesterday was my official birthday. It was perfect. We slept in from our long day Saturday and enjoyed the day. We had plans to go to Hibachi and it was delicious as always. A few friends joined us and made it a perfect day.

Ethan picked me some gorgeous flowers and told me that he would "take all the pictures I want since it was my day." He knows the way to my heart! 

A few fun presents that I received from some pretty amazing friends. My friend and bridesmaid Elisa surprised me with one of the coolest gifts EVER! A "Cupcake Carousel" complete with delicious cupcakes inside. I am a CUPCAKE FREAK and love everything about them. I am still confused as to why there is no cupcake emoji (more on that to come in another post). Pretty awesome gift!

My friends Jessica and Joel who are also in our wedding got me some wedding themed gifts which was so fun. A beautiful purple necklace--wedding colors! They also got us a cute sign to use at the wedding which is adorable and so sweet. 

I am very lucky to have such gracious people in my life who do all these nice things for me. It was another great birthday full of sweet memories I will cherish forever.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

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  1. How fun!! I want to go to Niagara Falls! My grandma went and said it was amazing!!

    1. It was a blast. You should definitely check it out some time :) Lots to do!

  2. So happy you had a great birthday weekend and day! Sounds like it was one for the books! :) Glad you enjoyed your gift!