Gretchen’s Birthday Weekend

I’m a little delayed on my weekend recap but hey – better late than never, right? On Saturday night, I went to a Mardi Gras gala charity event for Big Brothers Big Sisters. My company is a pretty big sponsor so we had a table at the event.

Heather and I

Heather and I

DNC table

DNC table

I spent Sunday morning baking a delicious carrot cake for Gretchen’s birthday. Instead of going with the traditional “Happy Birthday Gretchen” on the cake, I decided to go with an American flag which turned out better than I expected. My artistic skills definitely aren’t the greatest…

Patriotic carrot cake

Patriotic carrot cake

The girls and I headed up to Gretchen’s place to celebrate and we went on a super fun nighttime zip lining expedition. Although several of my friends are or have previously been zip line tour guides, this was actually my first zip lining experience. It was so much fun! We were completely decked out in glow sticks, happy birthday crowns and mardi gras beads so we looked pretty amazing.

Gretchen and I

Gretchen and I

Alex and Jen

Alex and Jen

I got Gretchen this awesome Neve silk wool base layer for her birthday and she informed me yesterday that she hasn’t taken it off since Sunday so I think it’s safe to say that she likes it.

birthday girl looking sharp

birthday girl looking sharp

The celebrations continued post-zipping and we had an awesome time. There were about 947 people crashing at Gretchen’s and although we had a bunch of air mattresses, I somehow got stuck on the floor. Not really sure how that happened but I survived.

Nora surrounded by air mattresses and sleeping bags

Nora surrounded by air mattresses and sleeping bags

I wasn’t sure what time we’d get home on Monday so I took the day off and tried to be somewhat productive. I finally signed the lease to my new place which was both productive and exciting. I’m officially moving on March 9th! I seriously need to acquire some boxes and start packing this weekend.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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