Big Plans!

Well, I mentioned on here for my February goals that my birthday is this month! I have been getting less and less excitable over my birthday the last few years and not because I'm depressed about aging or anything, it's just not the same as when you were a kid. It tends to be just another day that you have to wake up, go to work, do the dishes, yada, yada, yada, with a birthday cake or dinner thrown into the mix. No biggie, that's just life, most people don't throw huge birthday parties for themselves every year as an adult unless you are one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills {not-that-I-watch-every-single-episode-including-the-two-reunions-and-the-two-upcoming-lost-footage-specials-starting-Tuesday-night or anything}.

But I digress. This year, however, is exciting, because I will be 25 years old on the 25th of February!! Ever since I was little I always thought that would be my coolest birthday ever. I used to wonder where I would be and who would I be when I was turning 25? Married? Children? Dolphin trainer at Sea World? Some of those have panned out, some will, and sorry Flipper, it's not you, it's me. 

With all that said, I always knew I wanted to have a party for that birthday. Well, after giving my husband reminders of this infamous party he was going to have to throw for the past 6 years my tune kind of changed this year. We have so many friends scattered far and wide and I knew it would be complicated for him to find places for all of those people to stay so I just told him that we could either have a party or we could do something just us, but still special. My sweet husband loves his time alone with me {we have a weekly date night that we don't miss} so he opted out of the party. 

It started out with him letting me know I would be going away with him on a trip for 3 days and to not book anything on those particular days. But where was I going?! He wouldn't tell me, for weeks! Oh, but he teased me. Finally, after my excellent skills of coercion-I should have been a lawyer-he told me. He's taking me somewhere I've always wanted to go. I am going on a surprise trip to Savannah, Georgia!!!

We will take turns about Forsyth Park {seen above}, tour the historic district, walk the streets filled with gorgeous southern, historic architecture and eat really good food! I cannot wait to see all the homes and streets covered with that sleepy, romantic Spanish Moss.

And I cannot tell you how happy I am that I get to go to The Lady and Sons restaurant-a Savannah landmark now.

I probably won't bump into her there, but I will be stalking keeping an eye out for Paula Deen all over Savannah! It sure would make my whole birthday if I got to meet this sweet, sassy, southern lady that I love.

So, I do not write this whole post to boast about my trip, but to ask for suggestions. Daniel nor I have ever been to Savannah and while he has a few things planned that he won't tell me about-yet-I was wondering if any of you my lovely readers have any suggestions? Hole in the wall restaurants, activities, shopping, hidden nooks in town somewhere, a place for a romantic stroll after dinner, anything! So please, if you do, leave it in the comments and I will be eternally grateful. 

Now, I'm off to make some potato skins for our Sunday school class' Superbowl party.


  1. I love Savannah, it's so gorgeous. Spanish moss trees are my favorite. I've only been through the day, and I've only spent time at the Riverfront area. But I do know you have to make reservations for The Lady and Sons, because I was naive enough to think 'oh we can just walk in!' Let me know how it is. She just opened a restaurant in Cherokee, I'm dying to go! Have fun girl!!

  2. I'm hoping we can get there soon, you know me, I try to go to the mountains anytime I can too! And yes her restaurant is in the casino, and it really isn't that expensive. It probably wont be as bad in Savannah, last time we were there it was the middle of June and I guess the other thousands of people wanted to eat there too, which didn't even cross my mind!

  3. Ok 3rd comment! I found mine at Barnes and Noble, my BAM didn't carry it. I really love it, to me it's a better Southern mag than Southern Living. Plus this months issues had those cute Avetts on the cover! Check out their site: gardenandgun.com

  4. Oh, how exciting!!! I LOVED Savannah, but wish we'd had more time to explore. :) The chocolate shops are YUMMY if you like chocolate. And yay for February birthday's! Mine is next week.


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