Friday, November 29, 2013

My Birthday Celebration Continued

As I mentioned in my birthday post, I was able to celebrate my birthday multiple times over the past week since we had a late Thanksgiving this year.  It's always fun to spread the birthday cheer over a few days!

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This year, the one thing that I really wanted to do for my birthday was to get together with my some of my girlfriends.  I haven't been able to see them all at once in a long time!  In fact, the last time the Fab Five (Eliot, Katie, Katie, BJ and I) were together, was this past New Years Day.  It was definitely time to correct that.

I really wanted to go see the Hunger Games: Catching Fire with the girls.  Eliot and I had seen the first one when it came on Netflix.  After devouring the three books within 48 hours, I was completely hooked!  My friends also loved the books and first movie, so we've been planning to go see the new one together for a few months now.

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Note: I know that Hunger Games isn't Disney, so if you're not a fan, feel free to stop reading from this point forward!  This particular birthday was mostly Hunger Games themed.  If you are a fan of both, please continue reading!  I went on Pinterest to find a few Hunger Games and Disney related pictures to add here and there.  As I've mentioned before: Disney, Harry Potter and Hunger Games are all my weaknesses. Disney is definitely the predominant one.  Anyways... you get the picture.  Now back to the story!

Image Source: Pinterest Pin.
We decided that we'd get together last Saturday.  Before the movie, we gathered at Eliot's and my house.  My friends gave me my birthday gifts.  Kathleen got me an awesome pair of Mockingjay earrings to wear to the movie.  They are so small and cute!  

Katie and BJ got me a Christmas Pascal who is adorable.  He is so cute with his red stripes and Santa hat.  I love him!  They also got me a Hunger Games lanyard with Peeta and a District 12 Tribute bracelet to wear to the movie.  

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My best friend Katie got me two beautiful pairs of earrings from the jewelry store she works at.  She also got me a pink dream box and a stone elephant made of Adventurine. She knows all about my job hunt and my self-employment dreams.  The Adventurine helps to bring career success, creativity and imagination.  My dream box and I definitely have a date to add my career dreams to it!

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After opening presents, the ladies went to the local IMAX movie theater.  (Eliot and BJ stayed at our house and played video games.)  The movie was great!  Catching Fire is my favorite book in the series, and I was not disappointed.  It's so hard when you make a book into a movie, but I felt like they did a great job with it.

Katie, me, Kathleen, Jenn and Katie at Catching Fire!!!
Once we returned from the movie, we met up with the boys and went to Longhorn for dinner.  Katie and I got our favorite: the watermelon margarita!  Yum!!!  After that, we said goodnight to Jenn and Kathleen and BJ, Katie and Katie spent the night at our house.  We had Tim Horton's for breakfast the next day, and then everyone left.  Eliot and I had a quiet afternoon at home; but after taking a short nap, I was restless.

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I basically begged Eliot to go see the movie again with me Sunday night.  And then I saw it again on Tuesday with my cousin Karen who was unable to attend on Saturday.  

Me at Catching Fire Sunday Night with Eliot.
Ok, I'll admit it.  I'm typing this post while "watching" The Hunger Games with my Dad. Eliot and I told him that we'd go see Catching Fire with him over Thanksgiving weekend. (In my own defense, that was before I realized that I'd have already seen it 2 more times...)  So now, after tomorrow night, I'll have seen it 4 times in 8 days.  Oie!  At this rate, I'll singlehandedly help fund Mockingjay Part 1... and maybe even Part 2.

Image Source: Pinterest Pin.
I did get one more mini birthday celebration.  My cousin Kaitlin and my cousin Matt's wife, Samara, also have November birthdays.  Each year we have a small gift exchange for us girls.  This year, my Aunt Sherrie and Uncle Moe gave me this awesome Disney mug!  It looks like it's a vintage one!  I love all of the characters on it, and it reminds me of when I first went to Walt Disney World as a kid.  I'm thinking that I might put it in my office on display with some of my other Disney items.

I had an awesome 29th birthday celebration!  Here's to a great last year of my 20's!  °o°

Note: I had to source these photos with their Pinterest pins because I couldn't find all of the original sources!  But I did try!

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