Thank you for all of the birthday love yesterday! It felt really great to just take the day off and spend it with my man! My mom surprised me Thursday night with a bike and some accessories (more on that later) so Dustin and I decided it was necessary to take a ride together. I honestly haven't ridden a bike in like 15 years, but once I got over my butt hurting I was good... and also learned that I'm pretty out of shape.
We later headed up to the beach in hopes of enjoying the sun, but it started to cool off and wasn't really "beach weather". If only we did this Wednesday instead! We broke a 100 year old record when temps reached 27°C! It was like summer, absolutely amazing!
The beach was empty but there was a nice fog happening just over top of the sand that was pretty cool. We hung out there for a little while together and enjoyed the view.
Soon after these photos were taken I noticed this:
So I made friends with a seagull instead...
And then we left.
We did some shopping and I spent way too long in the cosmetics department. I'll share my grabs with you later!
Now back to the bike thing. Seriously, my mom is the best ever. I was talking to her on the phone Wednesday night and then I hung up to take my dog outside. As I step out onto the front porch I see this sitting there:
A brand new bike! And a tire pump. And a birthday bag full of goodies. And pink streamers. Yes, streamers! At first I thought Dustin did this for me because that very same day he actually went to the store to get me a bike but was told to come back the next day because they weren't put together yet. He had no idea what I was trying to say as I exclaimed... "what?. omg!.. bike... front.. BIKE!". Please note that my mom lives over an hour away. I called her back immediately and she laughed! I had NO idea she had this waiting for me. She apparently drove it all up here after work, dropped it off, and went on her way back home. Somehow without me even knowing! It was such an awesome surprise!
All in all it was a fabulous day. I loved reading all of your birthday wishes, they made it all that more special :)
P.s. I'm skipping Self Portrait Saturday this weekend. I think I'm going to start doing it every 2nd week instead due to the ups and downs of turnouts. This will give you more time to prepare. So the next one will happen next weekend instead and it will just be an open submission, no theme!