I mentioned last week that our best friends were in town for spring break so I got with them and we decided to have a small surprise birthday dinner for Matthew on Thursday night.
Fun fact: I have NEVER been able to surprise him with a birthday party/dinner. He usually doesn't know what all is planned but he always figures out I'm up to something. He called me when he got off and I was running around trying to get dinner together and he could tell something was up...lol I'm a terrible liar. I haven't given up hope yet though lol I'll surprise him one day!
I found that cute "celebrate" banner in Target's dollar section a few weeks ago!
For dinner I made Three Cheese Italian Rigatoni Pie and it turned out really good! That is the perfect dish to make for a small dinner party. We had 5 people and there was only a little bit leftover that I took for lunch the next day.
For dessert I made cookie dough cheesecake,
Matthew LOVES cheesecake. His groomsmen cake at our wedding was a chocolate cheesecake lol. He loves his mom's cheesecake, although I haven't mastered her's yet, I wanted to make a cheesecake. I found a cookie dough cheese cake through one of the Tasty videos and decided to make it. It was pretty good, definitely not his mom's cheesecake but it was still good. The crust is cookie dough and then I dropped balls of cookie dough on top before I baked it.
We played a game and sat around and chatted for awhile before calling it a night. They all stayed the night and it was our first time having a group of people spend the night. It was so fun!!
Friday, on Matthew's actual birthday, we went home to Murfreesboro after we both got off for the weekend. We celebrated Matthew and Nathan's birthday and his parent's 30th wedding anniversary!
The reaction I got when I tried to make a picture of the birthday boys...#twins
Nathan got a drone for his birthday so we all went outside to watch him fly it. He attached his GoPro to it and it was pretty interesting!
Their birthday cake!
And of course we got a group picture, it was the first time we had all been together since Christmas!
We made dinner for his parents to celebrate their anniversary. The boys grilled steaks and we had grilled zucchini, carrots, and green beans! It was all delicious. There was a lot of commotion going on in the kitchen, but it was so fun!!
The steaks were SO good
Sunday we went to church at our home congregation and it was good to see everyone again! We came back to his parents house and had crockpot roast and it was delicious.
It was a fun weekend and I had a blast celebrating Matthew all week and into the weekend. It was also warm all weekend and it made me SO excited for summer!!!! :)