Killer Party and How We Spent Our Anniversary | Why Girls Are Weird

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Killer Party and How We Spent Our Anniversary

So... don't be mad.  But.  I didn't take any pictures at my party.  I had my camera and everything!  But then things got nuts and I was too busy having fun and next thing I knew the night was over and no pictures.  I did, however, get a picture of all the wonderful birthday cards I received.

The party, though, was awesome.  Some of my favorite people showed up (thanks to Ryan, Taryn, Tim, LeAnne, Shawn and Julia) and I met some new people AND had a few party crashers.  We ate good food (including CUPCAKES and I will not divulge how many of those I ate), played so many games (bullshit pyramid, fuck the dealer, Apples to Apples, Catchphrase and categories) and just had an overall good time.

I didn't get to bed until well past two in the morning AND I managed to not get drunk or wake up hungover despite the fact that I kept switching between wine, beer (yes, I was actually drinking beer, total shocker for me) and margaritas.  Needless to say I had a wonderful time, I'm pretty sure everyone else had a good time AND I'm pretty sure I want to have a kick butt New Year's Eve party here.

On Sunday we lazed around with my brother watching football (well, the boys watched football and I wrote a few thanks yous and letters).  We were all feeling pretty worn out from the night before and about all we could do was be lazy.  After Ryan left Dustin and I cleaned up a bit and then had breakfast for dinner (French toast, sausage, eggs and huge glasses on OJ).  One of my very favorite meals!

Monday, of course, was our two year wedding anniversary.  We both took the day off.  In the morning Dustin changed his oil (hey, it needed to be done) and we ran a few errands.  In the afternoon we went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to hang out and take some pictures.

The happy couple sitting on my favorite sculpture Arikidea

A part of the John Ashbery poem that is on the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge

Me posing on the X With Columns sculpture

The famous Spoon and Cherry

Our reflections in the Two-way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth

After playing in the Sculpture Garden we headed to dinner at Hell's Kitchen.  We went to the one in Duluth for brunch on our one year wedding anniversary and our friends Tim and LeAnne gave me a gift card for my birthday so we figured it was fitting to go again for out second anniversary.  We both had bison burgers (which I was astounded to find out are 30% leaner than skinless chicken - who knew?) and we shared a S'mores Cupcake a la mode for dessert.  Not the best picture but here is our delicious dessert. 

I had a truly terrific birthday weekend and anniversary.  It's going to be hard to go back to the daily grind!  I am so thankful for my friends and family for making this weekend so great and I hope we can have many, many more good times in our new home!

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57 wonderful thoughts:

Scientific Housewife

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and anniversary! That smores cupcake looks amazing!


Oh man I know how it is when you have your camera, but you just don't want to stop the fiun to try and get any photos and then whooosh the night has gone!
Glad you had such an amazing night though and also, congratulations on 2 years! You two look gorgeous together. =]


Congratulations & sounds like a wonderful time :) (The two of you look so sweet and happy together!)

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Melissa Blake

How romantic! :)

Aubrey S.

Glad you had a great birthday and a great anniversary.

Diana Mieczan

Ohhh that sounds perfect! Glad you enjoyed it all and those photos look amazing:)...You lucky girl:)
Enjoy this week,sweetie


I hope you meant a truly terrific weekend and not terrified! I'm so glad the party went well and you had a good anniversary. Two years - that's great!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

what a great celebration weekend, happy you had fun!!


"I had a truly terrified birthday weekend and anniversary" - this has to be a typo!!

Sounds like a great weekend - sorry I missed the party - really wanted to be there!

Emily Jane

Oh gosh I HOPE you didn't have a truly terrified birthday lol!!

The pics are lovely, I love that you both took the day off for your anniversary!

Smart Ass Sara

Yay!! I still have never been to the sculpture garden adn this needs to change. When it's warmer. :) LOL!


Happy wedding anniversary. Thats so exciting. I hope you had a fun time. Also, I know excatly what its like to intend to take pictures at a party but for it not to happen. Its happened to me a few times now.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art

Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary!


Happy belated anniversary!! I have always wanted to go to that sculpture garden.

Teenage Bride

You look great!!!!!!

I am soo happy you had sucha n awesome birthday and anniversary

Cafe Fashionista

Awww...the two of you are truly the cutest couple ever, Krysten! I'm so glad to hear that your anniversary was perfection! :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

aweee happy belated birthday and anniversary lovey!!!

PS - i'm having my FIRST GIVE-AWAY - $45 worth of goodness!!!!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Aww lovely and the pictures with the sculptures are really cool!


I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time. It was much deserved!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Sounds like a great birthday and anniversary! Congrats again.


Sounds like a really wonderful time!

I like your smores cupcake with the marshmellow!

We made 300 smores cupcakes for a wedding, but they only had marshmellow frosting. not a real marshmellow!

happy belated birthday and anniversary! :))))

vanessa {+greg}

lovely lovely!! i'm soooooo proud of you for drinking beer ;] your fireplace looks amazing. congrats again! :]


WOW!!! this sounds like a ridiculously fun weekend!!! i really like your bangs :)

and that smores cupcake!!!! oh man.

I'm glad your didn't take pictures, it means you were totally living in the moment :)


So happy to hear you had such a fun birthday & anniversary. I am TERRIBLE at taking pictures during important events. I always feel weird!


Glad to hear you had a good time, both in your birthday party and on your anniversary :)

And that is a cute piture of you two!


oh wow, wondefful photos!

Audrey Allure

Wonderful pictures :) The two of you together are so cute! Sounded like you had an amazing time!

And that s'mores cupcake looks delicious :)

Dancing Branflake

Woohoo! What an awesome weekend! And I love the photos of you and your husband playing around the sculpture gardens. So amazing!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

So many cards... so many friends! And yes I am a huge fan of the Claes Oldenburg spoon... have fun:)


So glad that your new house is great for parties!

I could play parlor games for HOURS!! (apples to apples is especially fun!)

la petite coquine

Frankly, I'm glad you didn't take any pictures-it meant you were having plenty of fun! Your anniversary looks like it was lovely, and I'm so glad you guys got to enjoy each other!

Amber Blue Bird

sounds like a good time..the alcohol gods must have been looking out for you cause I know if I mixed that much I would have been out of commission the next day, glad you came out of it in one piece!


That sounds like such a wonderful weekend and anniversary! Congrats!!

steph anne

You two look so happy together! :) I'm the same way sometimes when I'm having too much fun..I actually forget to take pictures.

Together We Save

Happy birthday!! I love that smores cupcake!!


You are darling! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

kelli g. { bug miscellany }

aaw, so glad you had a lovely weekend!

that sculpture garden looks pretty amazing. :) great photos!


That cupcake looks unbelievable! It sounds like a wonderful weekend! Hope you had a lovely anniversary :)


AND belated birthday!!! your life was quite eventful while i was away!! :) glad it all went so well for you:)


What a great birthday!! Happy Birthday, again!

Oh, My Darling

Oh wow, so much fun and celebration going on!!! Thanks for sharing it all with us!

kelly ann

you two are adorable! and that cupcake looks DIVINE!

Crazy Shenanigans

It sounds like it was a great time! Love the pictures!

Shelley Ann

it sounds like you had such a wonderful weekend! im glad your birthday party was fun and yall had a good anniversary!

Tamara Nicole

Awww sounds like a super fun weekend, and happy anniversary!! You guys are so cute (and dang he is tallll!)

Have a fab week hun

Anna Walker

Uhm wow! That sculpture garden seems amazing!!! :)


I have been MIA but I received your sweet thank you card - yay! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and anniversary!


how fun! glad you had a great time :) happy belated bday


you look GORGEOUS!!!! congrats on two amazing years together!! you look so happy!


My eye instantly caught the name of the restaurants. Hell' s kichten, which is also a program with Gordon Ramsay.

Looks great, would love that dessert as well..mmmm yummy

Congrats by the way on both events!

The Blonde Duck

How wonderful! I'm so glad you had a good time!


Sounds like an awesome party! Love the pics of all the sculptures. That labrinth mirror one was really cool. Glad you had a great weekend! =)


A.) Having fun is way more than taking photos...sometimes. I always walk this very fine line. I love having photos but I'd rather have fun.
B.) We need to hire a professional photographer (that is dirt cheap) to follow us around and document our lives for us. Then we can have fun and have photos
C.) You two are the cutest. I love you both already :)
D.) Sounds like you two had a super fun time... can I join next time?


you are so adorably beautiful. just thought you should know...


I will need those cupcakes now. Happy Anniversary!

Maria Celina

Belated happy anniversary to you guys! What wonderful photos, and I love that cupcake. It looks so good!