Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Turning a Quarter of a Century

On June 18th I turned 25…a quarter of a century!!  It was hard to believe because,  it was like yesterday I got the keys to my green VW cabrio on my 16th birthday.  The party came to happen while on a late night fishing trip at the mouth of the Suwannee for some tarpon.  I always wanted to have a big bash, but never said anything about it.  My friends Torie and Christina helped me orally plan it all out,  all “Adam” had to do was put it all together for me …haha!  We found the invites  at Hobby Lobby and they had all the colors I loved for the tables.  I think they were perfect and all my friends laughed when they got the invitation in the mail and complimented Adam on his invitation skills.  Now we hadn’t had a big “ta da” at the house for some time.  The house and yard had been a bit neglected so a party meant WORK time.  We borrowed the pressure washer from Adam’s dad and I LOVED IT. I am not much for working outside, because I grew up in a house where my dad paid someone to do that kind of stuff.  It was a very rewarding job because, once your done pressure washing you see the difference.  Now I won’t say my body wasn’t bad sore the next day, but then I walked out the front door and smiled at my hard work.  We worked in the yard and dug up trees, cut back limbs, planted flowers, weed eated, and blowed!  I learned how to use a pole saw, weed eater and the blower too!  Who knew  how much knowledge I would gain by my 25th!  Check out the track hoe we used to dig up trees.   Adam used it, but I had to get my picture on it.  Yes, I look like a bumble be with my yellow shirt and black short, but they match my yellow bee boots! 
Now we had some professionals come in an fix up the front of the house to give us some curb appeal, but that will come in another post.  Once we finished up the yard it was time to get the party started.  Annie got here prior to the party when I was running around doing last minute things and took pictures which I am so thankful for.   Hear goes….lets start with dessert its the most important part of a birthday party!  Torie and Jimbo ordered me a cake from Betty Cakes in Ocala, Florida, who did their wedding cake.  It was delicious and I could go and order another one sit eat the whole thing myself right joke (that’s another post)!  My mom and dad were able to come up from Tampa and join us for the festivities.  My new love in Tampa is the Peanut Butter Cake from Wright’s Gourmet, so mom picked up a small cake so I could indulge!  Yumm!   
I love yellow and green they are my favorite colors, so I wanted to incorporate lemons and limes into the table scape.  Thankfully Annie and my mom have all these wonderful glass display dishes I was able to use for the lemons and limes.  Adam and I got a pedestal beverage dispenser for our anniversary  so we used that for some sangria and Torie let me borrow hers for the sweet tea.  We ordered food from Backyard BBQ in Newberry, Florida.  Oh it is making my mouth water as I think about it…RIBS, BEANS, GARLIC BREAD….YUM, YUM, YUM!!   On the food and drink table I was able to use the sweet frames that were used for our sisters Kelsey’ sweet 16th a few days earlier.  At her party they had her pictures in them but,  I put in a piece of paper with what each item was and they turned out so cute! 
DSC_0422DSC_0421 Now that you got the set up lets get the real party started!  It was great to have everyone come and celebrate with me!! I will never forgot my 25th.  I even blew out 25 candles in one breath!  The cake was amazing I had two pieces that night and much much more later on that week.  
What a great night we had!  I am thinking come February 10th we will have to have one for the hubbster!!!


  1. it's an understatement to say the party was a "success"! :) It was great and everyone had a great time! and Yay! for your first LiveWriter post! :)

  2. Fun party! Makes me want to be down there with you guys. Yall always know how to party! :)
    And what is LiveWriter and do I need to do it too?? :)

  3. Happy Birthday, Lauren!! 25 is a great year! I can't believe I'll be 27 in August. Man, time flies! All the decorations looked beautiful! Looks like ya'll had fun! :)

    Looking forward to seeing you NEXT WEEK!!

  4. I am so glad that your birthday party went so well!!!