Triple Cakes

Good morning and welcome to Monday…. Not to rub it in or anything, but I have NOTHING to do today. 🙂 I love when this happens. I had a very fun and busy weekend. Here’s what you may have missed:

There are a few more things I need to fill you all in on.

SATURDAY NIGHT:

Saturday after my shower I went into Boston for a 90’s concert! It is no secret that I love my 90’s tunes so I was pumped for the opportunity to travel back in time for the night.This particular concert was part of the Summerland Tour. We saw performances by

The crowd was primarily those who grew up in the 90’s and they were rocking out! The best part of the evening is that we got free tickets and a photo pass through MAME Magazine. Teresa let me man the camera so I watched Sugar Ray and Everclear about 2 inches from the stage. 🙂

For the most part all the acts did a great job. Everclear was a bit off, but the lead singer is in his 50’s now. However the real show stopper was Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray.

He absolutely rocked it out of no where! He even sang a few 90’s covers and really got the crowd pumped. It was a blast, and I was instantly transformed to that 9 year old girl listening to my metallic purple Walkman.

SUNDAY MORNING:

Yesterday Nolan and I ran a few errands, and unpacked all our loot!

We received so many amazing gifts! We are currently planning to have a party to use all our new trays and party-ware!

With Nolan’s help I also finished all my Thank You notes!

SUNDAY NIGHT:

Every year Nolan’s family hosts a triple birthday night for me and Nolan’s two younger siblings. Our birthday’s fall right in a row, the 24th, 25th, and 26th. This year, my mom came for the party! Here are a few highlights!

The three birthday people!

Nolan and I with our moms!

Me and all 4 of Nolan’s sisters!

Blowing out the candles!

The triple cakes!

MY PLATE: Steak Tips, baked potato, mixed veggies and a salad.Yes I realize that I had steak tips both nights this week, and no I’m not complaining. 🙂

I also had a nice slice of ice cream cake. 🙂

I am so lucky to be marrying into such a great family. Only 68 days to go!

Question:

Growing up, what was your favorite band?

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey all and happy July 26th! Why is July 26th special? It’s my birthday!!

This particular birthday is hitting me hard for several reasons.

  1. I am realistically about 1/3 of the way through my life.
  2. This will be my last birthday as Catherine LeBlanc.
  3. I will officially be in my mid 20’s

I am a total sap and I could easily write 1000 words on how amazing my life has been thus far and how much I have changed but instead, picture montage time.

July 26, 1987

Unfortunately, I was born with a ton of issues, so all my baby photos have tubes and IVS in them. I honestly cannot imagine how difficult it was for my parents to have their first child have so many unexpected problems. I was born with TEF,  (tracheoesophageal fistula) which means my trachea (breathing tube) and my esophagus (food tube) were fused together, so eating and breathing were sort of a problem. I wasn’t able to come home from the hospital for about 4 weeks, but I “fought to stay alive” as we say, and here we are!

July 26th 1988

July 26th, 1989

I know, I’m adorable.

July 26th 1993

I never actually did ballet but I looked damn good in a tutu.

July 26th 1999

I may have been a part of a girl band when I was growing up called 3 wishes. Our costumes were on point.

July 26th, 2005      (18 yrs old)

Sassy!

July 26th 2008              (21!)

From what I remember, it was a great birthday!

July 26th, 2011

Nolan got me one of my favorite gifts of all time last year!

This year, Nolan got me the perfect gift! He found a local Groupon for a sushi making class for 2! Does he know me or what? 🙂 We have been wanting to take a cooking class / learn how to make sushi for years now and we never found a good opportunity. I cannot wait! Nolan also surprised me and  took the day off to spend with me! What a guy huh?

I am currently planning the perfect Katy Day!  I am not 100% sure what we will do today, but there will probably be some great food and frozen yogurt involved. 🙂

Question:

Do you have any birthday traditions?