Saturday marked a big day for my sweetie- he hit the big 3-0! For about 2 months I have been plotting to figure out details on how we would celebrate this milestone, as you only turn thirty once. Jordan continued to express his need to NOT have a real celebration, but I ignored this request. I like to surprise him, as I have done something special to give a small surprise for the past couple of years. He works so hard for us, and never takes time to do things for himself really.. so I decided his 30th was going to be special- whether he liked it or not!
His mom and I planned to have the usual family birthday dinner, or at least thats what we told hime we were doing 🙂
Andrea at Slightly Askew Designs outdid herself (as usual, and most definitely expected.) The banners and invites were created from her talented brain.
Bree and I spent plenty of time planning and prepping for it- we had a great time together, for sure!
For the record, those little fluffy paper balls are the devil.
Blue, brown, grey and silver was the color scheme. We did burlap accents as well.
I provided a slew of baby/childhood photos to Andrea- hoping she would be able to do something with them.
The banner was amazing- so many fun pictures to look at! Such a hit at the party- Jordan had a good time looking at all the memories.
The appetizers 🙂
Chile BBQ Meatballs, Pizza Pinwheels, Homemade Salsa, Fruit and Yogurt Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip
We were full before the main course!
I got these mini chalkboards from Stephanie at All Things Grand off Etsy. Oh the glories of Etsy:)
Dickey’s BBQ delivered Jordan’s favorite meats- Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage and Sliced Turkey Breast.
Bree made Slow Cooked Maple Pinto Beans AND the Potato Casserole..Good grief woman.
Dinner is served!
We, of course, sang Happy Birthday to my sweet Pumpkin- he was making sure to hear harmony from some of his fire house buddies. Smartie Pants that he is.
Marble Cake, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Raspberry
..and Jordan’s requested Banana Pudding. Bree and I filled these little cups for half the evening the night before 🙂 Jordan was conveniently at the fire station.
Our Supper Club friends came out for the ‘surprise’ Jordan actually had an inkling that I had planned something.. so, we walked in after seeing Trav and Jac parking. The look on their face was almost as priceless as the surprise look that was supposed to be across Jordan’s face.
Travis thought they had blown the cover, for sure!
Almost the complete group- one, very important person, missing here.. Thank you Ash for sending Jarrett solo- we LOVED that he came, but missed you SO-OO-OO much 🙂 We needed you during the debate over the timeline of our SC.. how long have we been doing this?! All of us would agree that you would know the exact date it all started.
Oh, and I don’t think I have ever formally thanked you for instigating my best friendships 🙂 But, this post is dedicated to the birthday boy.. so, back to Jordan!
Umm, hello? GQ, much?
Luke and Stephanie.. looking forward to plenty of high heels and sports coats for the Ole Miss games 😉
Flatwear? At a tailgate? Apparently yes!
Jacqueline- we have to start planning our outfits.. and we MUST get Jordan a sports coat. HA!
Jordan also got a healthy dose of fire house LOVE!
Thank you, Sanderson’s, Lambert’s, and Clayton’s for coming to celebrate Jordan
Mason and Jordan- best friends since high school- 10+ years and still closer than ever. Love this kiddo!
The Massey’s, plus a Vineyard
My sweet lovie is 30 years old- and more handsome than ever. I am so excited to see what the next thirty years does for his looks.. a selfish desire of my own heart 🙂
Life doesn’t get much better than this- Happy Birthday, Jordan!
I love you!
March 5, 2012