February 2, 2015

89 and Looking FINE!

Morning, ladies. I hope y'all are doing well. While I may be tired this weekend was 100% worth it, so I'll just suck it up and get some extra sleep tonight. If you remember my post on Thursday, I mentioned my family was driving down to Tennessee to surprise my 89 year old grandfather for his birthday on Sunday.

We took off right after work and missed most of the bad traffic, minus one small patch, and managed to make it to Tennessee around midnight Thursday evening. My grandfather, T-Bone, knew my parents were coming down but the three sissys were a surprise for him Friday morning. Seeing his smile was pretty freaking sweet and we enjoyed a fabulous weekend celebrating a truly wonderful man.

This weekend I…

 … drove in the car for eight hours Thursday evening.

 … enjoyed a McFlurry for the first time in forever.

 … passed out Thursday night.

 … ate a delicious homemade breakfast Friday morning.

 … accompanied T-Bone to his ROMEO [retired old men eating out] lunch.

 … took over the Applebees bar area.

 … stuffed myself silly on their new fun apps.

 … missed seeing Miss Nikki. We will get our blate one day, lady!

 … played puzzles.

 … went shopping for fun birthday gifts and decor.

 … learned the correct way to prep ribs with a dry rub. #stripthemembranes


 … helped party prep for Saturday.

 … ate a delicious dinner at Carrabas, while enjoying yummy sangria.

 … sang 'Happy Birthday' and celebrated our dear T-Bone.

 … finished our puzzle, woohoo!

… went on a 2.5 mile run with my mama!

 … went out to breakfast at our favorite diner.

 … spent the morning laughing, cheersing and singing with my family. #birthdaypancake

… helped with some yard work. #weusedachainsaw #andanax #andstilllookedcute







… got ready on the fly so as not to give the surprise away.

… managed to get T-Bone over to the party house without him having any idea we were throwing him a party. #surprisesuccess.

 … helped with pre-party prep and party documentation. T-Bone is a pilot, hence the theme :)!





 … spent Saturday afternoon meeting and chatting with T-Bone's friends. It was a incredible afternoon of fun, food, drinks and reminiscing.










 … ate myself silly on the ribs and cake.


 … took crazy pictures, trying to become a better photographer.







 … managed to get a great family photo after an epic fail earlier in the day.

 … helped clean up and enjoyed a few more after party drinks.

 … went home, played more puzzles and packed our bags.

 … woke up early Sunday morning to head home and beat the snow and get home for the Super Bowl.

 … watched the Super Bowl at home in the quiet to decompress after a fun filled weekend.

How was your weekend? Did you like the game? Didi you like the commercials?

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Before I leave today, I have to wish my Daddy a happy, happy birthday. Even though this weekend was all about T-Bone, yesterday was my Daddy's bday and I want to give him a lil shout out today. I love you, Daddy. Thanks for being so amazing!!!

42 comments:

  1. First, that mc flurry!!!!!!!! I need one now! And those pics are so sweet, what a fun weekend celebrating him!! :)

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  2. Oh my goodness - what an epic surprise for T-Bone and he looks fantastic!!!! Happy birthday to your dad as well - I love that picture of him seeing you for the first time- so sweet! Happy Monday! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. Romeo... best thing ever!!!! {Is that a real thing? Or is it just me that's never heard of it?} Also... how do you remember to take all those pictures? I'm so in awe. Because I'll go somewhere and take like 1 picture... and then it's total letdown. But seriously... what a fun weekend :) And yay for a McFlurry!!!

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  4. Happy birthday to your grandfather and dad! Looks like such a fun weekend spent with family - definitely the best kind :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  5. You guys are all so sweet for trowing that party together for him! Sounds like such a nice family weekend!

    I was excited over the Pats win and I am a big Katy Perry fan so I loved the halftime show...However I was hugely let down by the commercials, there were a lot of just plain, old boring ones! Maybe the era of funny ones is over?

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  6. Glad you had a great weekend with your family! Totally jealous of that McFlurry... now I want one! And those ribs look amazing too! Happy Monday!

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  7. Please tell me that pink furry balloon was for your grandfather!

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  8. Your grandfather is seriously THE cutest. That birthday hat with the propeller on it? And his old men eating out group? I die. Too adorable. Love that you guys were able to go down there and make his birthday so special. I'm sure those memories are ones that he will never forget!

    As a side note, LOVING your running pants, lady! Those are so cute!:)

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  9. Awwhh your grandpa must have been so happy!! That's just the sweetest thing. Looks like a great weekend! I haven't had a McFlurry in years, but today might have to be the day that changes. YUM! I didn't watch the Super Bowl, but I think I might have to spend some time youtubing the commercials today.

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  10. These pictures are precious! Happy happy Birthday to your T-Bone!

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  11. Oh how awesome was that party!! So fantastic!! Love all the pictures!! T-Bone is adorable, you are so blessed to have him. Hope your Dad has a wonderful Birthday!

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  12. What a fun weekend. I can hardly get over your cute grandpa! I love his supper club. ROMEO - so cute!

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  13. What a great and fun weekend! I'm sure Grandpa had a blast!

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  14. aww! what a fun surprise for your grandpa, he is totally adorable. glad you all had a great time!
    meanwhile now i want a mcflurry. yum.

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  15. Such a fun and special weekend!! I can only imagine how much he LOVED you all being there :) 89 and looking fine, indeed! Glad you had a great time and safe trip!

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  16. Oh my goodness, how adorable is your grandfather! Love the ROMEO group, how fun!! Looks like he had a great time, so sweet of you all to surprise him! Happy Birthday to your dad as well!

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  17. ROMEO... bahahah! I love it!
    Your Grandpa is probably the cutest little thing ever! I WANNA SQUEEZE HIM!

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  18. What a fun-filled weekend! I went to Carabbas as well (my favorite spot for Italian). I haven't had a McFlurry in forever!! The ribs looks like they come out awesome!

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  19. Can I be a part of this family too?! Your grandfather is sooo adorable and I love the planes theme for him ;)

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  20. Seriously, what an AWESOME weekend! I want to be as cool as T-Bone when I'm that age :) Happy Birthday to your dad, too. I love that wedding photo!

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  21. Awww, I love the planes party theme. Your grandpa looks so sweet. What a special thing for you and your sissies to surprise him.

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  22. Your grandpa looks like an awesome guy! :) What a fun time.

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  23. What a great weekend! It looks perfect. Those ribs look pretty bomb too. Happy belated birthday to your daddy!

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  24. Sounds like such a fun weekend! He is the cutest ever! And Happy Birthday Daddy B!

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  25. he is the cutest thing ever!!! I cannot believe we were in the same place and didn't even realize it until after! SO CRAZY! Next time for sure! So glad you had a great family trip!

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  26. OH MY GOSH... T-Bone is just the cutest!! That smile of his... heart melting :)

    I love he wore that little twirly beanie for the pics :)

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  27. OK. T-bone might be the cutest little old man ever. I just want to hug him!!! :) What an adorable birthday.

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  28. What an incredible weekend! So special and I am obsessed with his hat! haha I also can't stop thinking about a McFlurry now... hahaha

    http://crowleyparty.blogspot.com/

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  29. Look at that table of good lookin' fellas. Happy birthday again to your cute grandpa!

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  30. aww happy birthday to your grandpa! looks like such a great weekend :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    and ps now i want a mcflurry!!

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  31. oh my goodness, your grandfather is seriously the cutest! and i love that you call him T-Bone! what a special celebration. :)

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  32. That's so sweet that your family was able to get together to celebrate your grandfather's birthday! It looks like you all had a great time! I'm sure he was happy to be surrounded by all of his loved ones!

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  33. How cute is T-Bone?! VERY! What a special weekend. Sadly, none of my grandparents are still with us. And, I miss them and appreciate them all the time. Thanks for sharing a special day with yours :)

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  34. What a sweet, sweet birthday! Love "ROMEO." I'm also super jealous of your McFlurry! Happy Birthday to your pops, too! xo

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  35. Sounds like y'all had a great time! LOVE your grandpas nickname!

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  36. You need to teach me (aka blog post) about how to cook a rib well girl! Also how cute is T-bone such a special weekend!

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  37. what a sweet amazing weekend!!! i am sure you made his whole year getting to spend that weekend with him!

    and you and your sister could be twins! i kept seeing pics this wknd and had to double take to see where you were!

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  38. Oh my, you're grandpa is just the cutest! I love all the pictures of him! We just celebrated my grandpa's 95th birthday!!! He still drives and has a cell phone; he blows my mind!

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  39. That McFlurry looks soooo good!! Too funny on the ROMEO!! We have a Romeo group where I live and I had NEVER heard of it until recently.
    Love T-Bone's surprise face! Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

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  40. i have never had a mcflurry!! i feel like i'm missing out. i love the romeo name for that group! happy bday to 2 of the impt men in your life! how precious is tbone?? still loving life!

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  41. Awww how cute is your grandpa! Awesome! I love your leggings in the running pic!

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