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March 23, 2011

For dog lovers only

For anyone who has met our dog, you will remember that she is kind of a scaredy cat. So, imagine our surprise when we took her to the dog park and she did the obstacles!!! They have a little fence and a hoop and I thought it would be fun to get her to try to jump over/through them, but I did NOT think she would do it. Since she did it, we decided to take some videos so that everyone would actually believe that it happened!


The other doggie in the video is Daphne's good friend Molly. Molly's owner Shannon and I are currently working on our synchronized dog walking routine. The dogs are really great at making complicated zig-zag patterns for us to untangle. :)

March 06, 2011

Mustache Bash

What better way to celebrate turning 26 than making all of your adult friends wear mustaches to your party?

I LOVE theme parties. In fact, I really can't remember a time that I've thrown a party and there hasn't been some sort of theme. So, when it came time to plan my birthday party I knew it had to have a theme. Many people have asked me where I got the idea for a mustache theme, and the honest truth is that some of my cool friends had one once and I thought it seemed rad. So I went for it! Little did I know that our friends would be so into it. One guy friend actually grew a 'stache just for the occasion! My husband surprised me by shaving my initial into his face (M is for Manda)

I even had a mustache cake! One of my old co-workers (and good friends) made this beauty for me! 

My awesome friend Lisa showed up with the same 'stache and the same color of eye shadow on. We're meant to be besties. :)

My current co-worker Tessa, and her hubby Drew showed up to celebrate with us. Fun fact: Tessa and Drew have the EXACT same wedding anniversary and dating anniversary as Jay and I. Small world.

Also making an appearance was my book club! I adore these girls and am so glad that they are my friends. I look forward to book club every month!

My friend Kat shares my love of goofy poses, and completely ridiculous movies. If there is a "bad" movie out there, chances are not only have Kat and I both seen it, but we both LOVE it.

One final note about the night... I treated myself to a haircut and style and went to the mall to get my make-up done. The only other time I've done that in the same day was for my wedding. I have to say that I felt so beautiful! It was so nice to have something completely different! I LOVED my new look!!!

There are LOTS more pictures and a LOT more friends came to have fun. Check out the rest of the party pics by clicking on the link below!