Celebrating Rachel’s Birthday!

Celebrating Rachel’s Birthday!

My sweet friend Rachel turned 30, and we had BIG fun for her!

For starters, our “circle” got together for dinner.  My mom was gracious enough to host us (so I didn’t have to clean my house!) and I cooked dinner for us.  We had LOTS of fun talking, laughing and being together.

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Rachel was laughing SO hard when we sang to her!  I made food from her Pinterest board, including this birthday cake cheesecake.  It was GOOD.

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That weekend, we headed to Hot Springs for some fun.  My family is there, so mom and Remi drove down with us to spend time with them (more on that later).  Rachel and her husband got a lake house and we got together with some of her other friends and family.  We started with the horse races, which are always a favorite!

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I was SO glad Tyler got to come with us! It was a fun weekend together.

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We didn’t bet on much, but I did win one race! Woop!

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After the races, we changed clothes and went out for dinner. It was a funny dinner- Tyler took a bet to eat an entire macaroni and cheese ball in one bite.  Goodness.

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After dinner, we hung at the lake house.  I got Rachel a birthday shirt, because everyone deserves a fun birthday shirt!

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Her husband decorated the game room for her birthday!  There was pool, karaoke, shuffleboard…lots of fun!

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Rachel and her husband totally rocked “Shallow.”  And since it was just us, we all just basically took turns on the mic all night.

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I mostly karaoked and played shuffleboard, but Tyler stayed at the pool table.

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Later that evening, we did cakes.  Rachel’s friend made her a cheesecake and her mom got her a cake from Rick’s – a bakery in NWA.  Yum!

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After cake, we played games and then at 11 pm, Rachel was like “there’s only an hour left in my birthday!  Let’s hit the hot tub!” SO WE DID.

It was a bit cool outside, but it was good in the hot tub.

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After the hot tub, we got into dry clothes and sat around the fire pit. This lake house was AWESOME and had everything you could want.

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And the view was GORGEOUS when we got up the next morning.

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We had to do the post-fun-Saturday thing and hit up Waffle House. A good choice.  Of course, I picked some winning tunes on the jukebox for us.

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It felt a little like being back in college. Fun with friends, a late night and Waffle House.  Love this man!

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It was so fun to get away for the day/night and celebrate Rachel!


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