Long Weekend Celebrations

What an action-packed weekend! Thankfully we have a short work week ahead. A friend from Boston was in town visiting over the long weekend so we definitely kept busy showing him a good time around Orlando. It's always fun playing tourist in your own city as he did the same for us when we went to visit him in Boston back in June.

Friday night was a casual happy hour, live music, and dinner close to home.

Angela and Natalie from Blondetourage, a local Orlando band, entertained us with rock and pop cover songs.

We spent all of Saturday at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure followed by some bar hopping at City Walk in the evening.

On Sunday we celebrated K's birthday brunching at Ace Cafe with a group of friends and then had a little bit of a Sunday Funday bar hopping downtown Orlando.

Thankfully we had no work on Monday but I was up early preparing for K's birthday celebrations part 2. We invited friends over for a BBQ/Pool party.

The party favors...

Baby Emma stole a beer from the cooler..

 Alex saying goodbye to Lola before leaving for the airport...

Happy actual birthday to K today and happy 3rd birthday to my sweet girl! Both born on September 5th.

Hope you enjoyed the weekend and cheers to a short week ahead!

Joining the lovely Biana sharing my weekend whereabouts.


  1. Aww Happy Birthday to your Mr. and sweet Lola!!! Love listening to bands and seeing you get your Beer on, lol!! Your smiles say it was a great weekend and I am sooo glad pretty lady!!

  2. ha that's so cute that K and lola have the same birthday. what a fun weekend you guys had! reminds me i need to get back to universal. love all the photos! did you like ace?

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby and Lola. That is so cute that they share a birthday!! I have never been to Universal but it looks like so much fun.

  4. Happy Birthday, K and Lola!!! Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend! I know I am glad it is a short week this week too.

  5. What a fun weekend! Happy Birthday to K and Lola--those party favors are SO cute. I have a bunch of donut ones :) Here's to a great and fast short week for you!

  6. Y'all definitely enjoyed your long holiday weekend to the fullest! Any chance to visit Universal is always a good thing, and I love the party favors that you gave out for the second part of K's birthday fun! I hope that your short week is starting off great!

  7. happy birthday to K!!! And I love your party favours!!!

  8. Aw ! so cute you through a little Bday for your pup! Looks like a fun weekend! I need to travel to Florida next and see all the cool spots like Orlando/Disney/ etc! I haven't been since I was in grade school!

  9. What a fun celebration! Those party favors are cute! I seriously need to get to HP world.

  10. Happy Birthday to K and Lola! What a fun celebration of birthday and friend in town! Being a tourist in your own city is the best. I want to go to Harry Potter World so bad!

  11. LOL Lola is my favorite!! Love her cute face. Happy (belated) birthday to both K and Lola!!!