Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Mayhem - Ice Storm and Birthday Weekend

Things are finally starting to come back to normal at The Pink Potpourri HQ. Power is restored (THANK YOU LORD!) at our house, we've had a wonderful week of sleep around in gracious homes and a great birthday celebration!!!

I was going to post a little "special giveaway" on Thursday in honor of my birthday, but with no power, that was difficult. Oh well...always next year...

Here are some pictures of the past week. Just a glimpse of what's been goin' on...


This is the tree that fell and pulled down the power lines in our back yard, and broke the gutter on our sunroom. What a blessing that that was the extent of our damage!!!



What do you do when you have a whole week off of work??? GO SLEDDING! But sadly, if my 28th birthday wasn't enough, the sledding experience just proved how old and out of shape I am getting. I about collapsed after walking back up the hill :( And check out my Flyer wooden sled...I bought that sucker for $5 at a garage sale a few years ago!


Friday we headed to The Resort (my parents/grandparents house) for some electricity and birthday celebration! My sister is an art teacher at a middle school, so we went and ate lunch with her and visited her classroom! I got the ever-famous Friday Pizza in the lunch line!

Friday night, Hubby took me out on a surprise birthday date! He took me to dinner at Carrabba's, strolled through Arhaus furniture store, went ice skating (I've been trying to go with him for the past 6 1/2 years!) and went to see New In Town with my sis and her husband. best birthday date ever!!!

And finally, my sister has started extending her artistic skills into cake decorating, so she made me this cake for my birthday. Any idea what it looks like? THE PINK POTPOURRI!!!

Well, its good to be back to the blogging world. I look forward to catching up with all of you!!!

19 lovely comments:

Nancy said...

Wow. Looks like you certainly made the best of the nasty weather. And I LOVE the cake! Happy belated birthday!

The Shillingburg's said...

That cake is so awesome!! Glad things are getting back to normal for you guys!

Kelly said...

You poor thing. Glad your electricity is working again.

Happy Birthday! Your sister did make you a beautiful cake. I saw some other ones she made on her blog and she makes me want to go to a cake decorating class.

Lindsey said...

Yikes that weather sure looks scary!!
Cute pictures!

mom said...

Yeah for warmth! You had an exciting birthday week! Loved having you all here and playing so many games. The cake looked and was fabulous...only 1 piece left...Look out! There may be a ruckous in the kitchen later on!

Happy for you to have things back to normal. We enjoyed our extra time with the fez! God Bless, Love, mom oxoxoxo

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you're power is back on after all that ice! Those pictures are crazy!

I still remember friday pizza lunch at school - call me crazy, but I kind of miss cafeteria food.

And your cake is gorgeous too! Glad you had a great birthday!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Those pictures are amazing! Wowza. Looks like you had a great birthday! :)

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

1. you & yours snow - so cozy & exciting!
2. Your sister is reeaaallly talented - that cake is amazing!
3. I AM SO EXCITED - I never win ANYTHING! What should I do, email you maybe? Thank you so so much! :)

Melinda said...

Yay for getting your power back! That sounds about like what we experienced last year. How did you like New in Town? I've been wanting to see it.

Andy and Kelly said...

we had so much fun with you guys!!! i'm glad we got to surprise you at the theater! the movie was SO good! we're having a "girl's nite" here on friday and are going to see He's Just Not That Into You! :D should be fun. i'm going to try to go a little early, though, as to not get ambushed by my "posse" again :/ ho hum!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That cake is gorgeous!!! I love it. Happy late birthday!

angie said...

Happy Birthday. Your cake is to die for. So cute.

I'm so glad that fallen tree didn't do more damage, although no power for an extended period is NOT good! Sledding is best when there is someone with 4 wheel drive to take you to the top of the hill. :)

Carrie said...

Wow that was bad glad your power is back on! Beautiful cake!

Happy belated Birthday!

Mrs. Potts said...

I just found your blog through Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers - you have a new follower. Your sister is very artistic - I loved the cake! Now my brain is set on Strawberry cake - since that is what it looks like.
My in-laws are stuck in the storm that just came through KY. I hope you're staying warm!

erinkern said...

Ha, love the cake!

HeathahLee said...

Happy late birthday, Allie! Wow, y'all have had some year! First the wind damage, now an ice storm! I'm glad you at least have power now.

Love that cake!

Pleasant Drive said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy belated Birthday. Sorry about your power and gutter. The ice pictures are really pretty, (even with the destruction in them.)
28 really isn't too bad. Wait till it's you 37th and you try that. Ughhhh!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

What an awesome cake; she did such a great job...it looks yummy too!

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