Can I just say that I don’t think I could have crammed another thing into my birthday weekend :) I’ve never done a whole weekend for myself before. It was really neat to actually do what I wanted to do for a whole weekend and not feel bad about it.
I had given RJ 2 tickets to the Carolina game at the Cup on Saturday. It was my congrats you survived another block gift :) He works so hard in school and doesn’t get a lot of time off. I really wanted him to enjoy his week off. We’re both Carolina baseball fans and I knew that he’d only been able to catch one or two games so far this season.
He asked me to tag along with him and I was more than happy to oblige.
I went to church Sunday morning. I can’t tell you how much this new church is blessing me! Y’all know I’ve been struggling the past few months with whether or not I was where God wanted me to be. I can tell you after attending this church for 4 weeks that it is indeed where I am supposed to be. I finally have a peace in my heart. We had a great Sunday school lesson. Ryan’s been going over God’s Challenge for your 20’s. I came in on week 5 of 9 so I’ve got to get the other weeks and catch up. It’s so awesome to be hanging out with other 20 somethings who are going through the same battles and struggles I am. They have made me feel more welcomed and included than I’ve ever felt at a church. I get up on Sunday excited because it’s church day. That hasn’t happened in a long, long time.
After church, I met RJ at Starbucks..we’re slightly addicted to Starbucks. I changed clothes super fast..yes it can be done! Then we were off to Columbia to watch the Gamecocks take on the Tennessee Vols.
It was a gorgeous day, so RJ opened the sunroof up and we enjoyed the sunshine.
It was a struggle to stay awake on the way :) RJ drives a BMW and it rides smoother than a Cadillac in my opinion. We both have quite diverse taste in music so we took turns choosing. I must say he was a trooper to humor my country music. He typically prefers rap. He gave me a rap education..and I discovered that I actually like rap! I guess when it’s not blaring into your ears and thumping under your rump (the only way my brother plays it) it’s actually alright.
I had been raving about eating at D’s in Columbia. Since I won the bet at the Carolina Cup, we decided we’d go there. BUT! Much to my dismay..D’s was closed. So we headed to a Chinese restaurant up the street. Lunch was so much fun. It was great to be able to catch up and hangout one-on-one. The Chinese restaurant is across the street from the stadium so we got to people watch a little bit before it was time to head into the stadium.
We got into the stadium a little early so we walked around and enjoyed the batting practice. I’m fortunate to split season tickets with one of my friends so I have the same seats each game. We settled into our seats and I crossed my fingers that there wouldn’t be any screaming children behind me. It was a really fun game! USC led the entire game and we didn’t switch pitchers until well into the 7th inning. Poor Tennessee didn’t score a single run..unlike Saturday’s game where USC barely beat them 9-6.
It was a little sunny and we might have forgotten to put sunscreen on. Thankfully RJ blocked most of the sun for me :) His poor face was a little pink when we left the game and needless to say by the time we got back home it was really red. (I felt super bad! I had sunscreen in my pocketbook the whole time.)
On the way home he introduced me to Juicy J and quite a variety of other rap artists. I introduced him to a few of my favorite songs..what does the fox say, I wanna marry my stalker and Everlast. It was fun! We talked and laughed. I think it’s probably one of the most fun weekends I’ve had in a long time.
We decided to stop for ice cream. Okay, I kind of asked if we could because I really, really wanted some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (which I found out was RJ’s fav!). Needless to say, he was sweet enough to humor my random whim and we ended up at Sweet Frog. I introduced him to strawberry poppers. They are in my opinion the most amazing thing to put with froyo. Sadly, Sweet Frog no longer has my chocolate covered sunflower seeds, rice cakes or mango poppers. I was really disappointed. But my orchard cherry and NY cheesecake froyo was still good without them :) It was the perfect ending to a perfect day!
My sunburn is pretty mild compared to RJ’s. Just my right cheekbone is burnt :) But nothing a little makeup magic couldn’t cover. (Thank you stage makeup class!)
So my lovelies, I’m officially a year older and you know what? I’m perfectly okay with that!
Here’s to hoping this year is as amazing as this weekend was!
One Really Happy Lemon