We’re still recovering from a fun birthday weekend over here, eating leftover donuts and wishing Saturday + Sunday could have lasted a little bit longer. I just have a quick birthday recap today, mostly for my sake and without the usual overload of pictures because I was pretty good and putting technology away for the weekend and just enjoying time with my favorite people.
The weekend started off on Friday with LOTS of cleaning because at 8 am Saturday (my birthday) a production team from Kroger showed up and turned my house into a studio and we spent a few hours filming segments for their new holiday web content. It was a good excuse to get out of bed + get dressed (and lets be honest, sleeping in until 7:15 is still a treat these days because Ben got up with the baby sometime after 5). The whole process was lots of fun and the sweet crew even brought me flowers.
After filming I rushed off to church for a few hours to work with the young women on a music video + eat LOTS of donuts. When we wrapped up the shoot (a lot of filming all the way around on Saturday), Ben and I left Lincoln with a sitter and we headed out for an afternoon and dinner date up in Toledo, about forty minutes north of Findlay. We did a little shopping before going to Mancy’s Bluewater Grille, which was actually a recommendation from the film crew that morning (and I figured if Oregonians recommend seafood, it has to be good, even if its in Ohio). The food was incredible (they fly in all their seafood fresh from Honolulu + Boston), and we were so full afterwards we skipped out on the movie and opted for an earlier night snuggled in bed with West Wing.
This week on the blog I have some style, some motherhood, and some entertaining (thanksgiving already?) coming your way, but in the meantime I’m going to go indulge in another leftover donut. Happy Monday!