Kyle’s Birthday Recap!

Hi there, lovelies!

As some of you might know, this last Friday was Kyle’s birthday! Kyle's birthday!Since it was the start of a weekend and we both didn’t have much work to do, we were able to plan out  a great day and a night out with friends to celebrate! Here’s a recap:

Kyle’s birthday shenanigans started off in the morning with him opening up the presents I got him. I know, I know, first world problems, but I always find it difficult this time of year because there’s Christmas, Kyle’s birthday, and Valentine’s Day all in quick succession and boys can be really hard to shop for. I ended up getting creative and got him a panini  press and cookbook. If you spend more than a day with him, you’ll quickly figure out that Kyle is a bit sandwich-obsessed and is a big fan of tinkering around with machines (that’s a mechanical engineer for ya). 

DSC_1981Luckily, he LOVES it and has made four paninis in the last two days. He even has his friends bringing over sandwich making material to his apartment to borrow it and they all rave about it haha! I’m sure that thing is going to get a ton of good use. 

DSC_1986After Kyle opened his gifts and tried out the press (holy smokes was it tasty), we both got dressed and headed out to get in a good workout at the gym. Along with doing 30 minutes of cardio and a full body weight lifting routine, Kyle showed me a fantastic ab workout on an incline bench. It’s safe to say that my muscles are feeling a bit immobile at the moment. 

Also, did I ever mention that I randomly discovered that I can do pull-ups? The last time I tried a couple of months ago, I couldn’t even get up half way, and now I’m able to do two in a row! Progress! 

After the gym, we came back home, showered, and I sat down to do a bit of work before our reservation at a Thai restaurant for dinner. We had ten of our closest friends with us and took over the small place! IMG_1536 IMG_1547The boys were intent on making Kyle show off his chest hair… Don’t ask me why, I don’t know either. IMG_1549The boys ordered a ton of dishes to share, while I stuck to the classic Beef Pad Thai. It was beyond delicious and I can’t wait to go back to that authentic, hole in the wall restaurant!IMG_1543 IMG_1538After dinner, we headed out to grab some ice cream at McConnell’s. If you’re ever up in the Santa Barbara area, you have to get a scoop or five. While it’s pretty pricey, they churn up the most delicious and unique flavors! IMG_1552 IMG_1553Then, after our ice cream run, we headed back to the apartments to get ready for a night out of dancing and more fun with friends. IMG_1557I hope you had a great birthday, Kyle! You’re such a wonderful, loving, intelligent, and fun guy and I love you with all of my heart. I feel so blessed to have you in my life and can’t wait to celebrate another birthday with you next year!IMG_1530

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  1. says

    I had to laugh when I read people have been bringing sandwich materials over to use his panini. How funny!

    Anyways, it sounds like Kyle had a wonderful birthday celebration. He’s one lucky guy to have such a sweet lady by his side.
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  2. says

    What an amazing birthday, I bet Kyle had a blast! And I love the panini maker. My parents weren’t using theirs so Jay and I adopted it a while ago and we’ve been putting it to good use. It provides us with lazy and delicious Sunday meals.

    By the way: I love your blue dress, lady! The laces are so beautiful.
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  3. says

    Happy belated birthday Kyle!! (: I feel the same way about Andrew! Christmas, his birthday, and valentine’s day in less than 3 months?? It’s hard to find presents. You did great though- that panini maker is such a great idea. I want one! (;
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  4. says

    Happy late birthday to Kyle! :)

    It sounds like you two had a really fun time! Haha, I know all men love their sandwiches, so a panini maker and cookbook must have been perfect!

    Congrats on the pull-ups!

    Thai food and ice cream, always yummy. :)

    I’m happy to hear you two had a great time!
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  5. says

    Happy belated Birthday, Kyle!
    Could you two be any cuter as a couple? And I also feel I need to go shopping with you because all of your dresses are gorgeous :)!
    I also hear you on buying presents for guys in general and when their birthday is sandwiched [pun may or may not have been intended] in between Christmas and Valentine’s Day? Tough times! The panini press sounds like a great gift, though. Plus, it’s always a win if you get to benefit from it, too ;).
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  6. says

    Any guy who loves to cook is a good man in my book!
    I didn’t even mean for that to rhyme – ha!
    Loved reading this and seeing the photos – how fun! Happy birthday to your kyle! And the blue dress is amazing on you – especially with the heels!
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  7. Autumn Wieland says

    Happy Birthday Kyle!
    Wow it looks like you have a great group of friends who know how to have some fun! :) and that panini maker is awesome! We have one and it perfects for saturday lunches and using up scraps of meat and cheese and such!
    and WOOT WOOT on the pull-ups! that rocks!