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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The day Rian turned 30



Rian recently turned 30, so I took my strapping Irish-Native American boyfriend on a road trip as a birthday treat. We ended up in a small Irish town, Weston, Missouri, which was founded in 1837. The small historical town is the perfect getaway for any couple or family.



We kicked off the evening with dinner at an 1847 Irish pub. The little cabin was lit with oil lamps. Since it was a rainy week day, Rian and I were the only ones there.



Then, we walked around town, hand-in-hand, stopping in the antique stores and admiring the scenery.










(This is the town's actual police station. I felt like Barney Fife would come running out any minute).



Overall, it was a lovely trip and a romantic birthday celebration. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for Rian, since turning 30 is a milestone and he has been kind of depressed about it.

PS. I finally got wireless in my apartment, but it works on everyone's laptop except MINE. Huh. So, we're having a technician come back to the apartment on Monday so he can figure out how to install wireless onto my eight-year-old piece of crap laptop. Sigh. There's always something, isn't there?


PPS. I miss you.

43 comments:

Angela said...

What a gorgeous couple you two are. :D Happy Belated Birthday to Rian !

Madeline Weber said...

great pictures! very nice
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM


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mariahsmile said...

Rian is a cutie! Sounds like a fun trip that I would like to take :-) P.S. Glad you are following me now!

JUST ME said...

Sounds fun. Everyone loves a little romance. ;)

The Owl's Closet said...

Happy bday to Rian!! What a great way to celebrate his bday! Lovely pics, Jen! Thanks for sharing it with us:) Yikes, sorry to hear about the internet problems. I feel ya, the internet keeps cutting in and out here, too ugh! Hope ure enjoying the weekend!

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ching said...

you two look great! happy bday to your boyf! :D no worries, 30 is the new 20.

DiamondsandTulle said...

What a sweet outing for you to take him out and cheer him up. 30 IS a huge milestone! Happy Belated Birthday to Rian!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Under the Fluorescents said...

wow all the pictures are stunning! i want to go there! thanks for the comment, subscribe to my blog if you enjoyed it :)

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Patricia Snook said...

Wow J! A Massive happy birthday to Rian! The buildings look awesome, what a fun, and very romantic trip.

xoxo

Emilie said...

Wauw gorgeous pictures :) Happy birthday for your boyfriend! I would love to go there ....
Great post!


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daisychain said...

what incredible pictures x

Sherin said...

Happy Birthday to Rian.
I love that little town: it's so adorable and authentic. We definitely don't have any of those in England.

Alice said...

happy birthday to him :p
so nice pics :)
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Leia said...

Happy birthday Rian! It sounds like such a fun birthday treat, and that town looks so quaint and cute. I love that picture of the two of you (and your cute little retro box bag!)

Leia

Flash! said...

thank you hun!!!! great pictures! we are followers now! keep in touch!
xoxo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

You are such a charming couple.
Happy birthday to your boyfriend.Have a nice weekend to you both.

Couture Carrie said...

Happy Birthday to the BF!
You are such a handsome couple!
Fun pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

TOPCOAT said...

What a beautiful place! Hope he had a great birthday, and you make a lovely couple xx

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Sandy said...

I've been so happy to see more positive posts lately hun and that things are going better, or at least your outlook is more positive. Good on ya!
What a great "turning 30" gift. Thoughtful as always. Enjoy the day luv!
I've missed you a lot.

Audrey Allure said...

That sounded like such a wonderful & peaceful getaway :)

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Jasmine Lee said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm following you too! I'm sorry that you got laid off hopefully you get another job soon. I would love to talk to you more bout journalism ... I'm always interested in hearing more from people in the same field. Email me if you get a chance! obsessedfashionista@hotmail.com

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Josie said...

What a fun trip! Happy birthday to Rian!
xo Josie
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Kristin said...

Sounds like a fabulous getaway!

Dina's Days said...

Is this when I told you that I threw up in my mouth because you guys were being so romantic (kidding btw) looks like a lot of fun, I like doing stuff like that it's different and more exciting than just going out to eat.

btd. said...

Wow, what an interesting vacation place to go to. Awesome! You guys look so cute together. Happy Belated birthday to him! :)

Miss Gray said...

Wow looks like ou had a great day!!
You look fantastic :)

I hope Rain had a wonderful birthday!!

20 York Street said...

Awww, that's so sweet! Happy Birthday to Rian! You both look so adorable together!

big hugs!

SMASH said...

You two are so sweet together. I'm glad you both had a blast on your little getaway, Happy (belated!) birthday Rian!!

xx
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Melanie's Randomness said...

Aww HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rian!!!!! What a beautiful town & a great idea hun to lift his spirits!! =) Hopefully you'll get your wireless working!! =)

Eszter said...

Sounds like a trip I'd love to take, Weston seems like the kind of place I imagine raising a family in :) nice pics.

jamie-lee said...

You are both so cute - and looks like a lovely weekend x

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Christine Lilwood said...

What a beautiful pics ;DD

Bonnie said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! You and Rian make a lovely couple and how fab is it that you thought up a great way to celebrate his BD.

Guess there isn't a lot of crime in Weston with that vintage police station.I read your You've Got Mail post and it was hysterical! Maybe you can do another one?

~Bonnie

Abi said...

Great photos. Sounds like a beautiful weekend getaway! I love discovering little historical towns like this one.
Hope your laptop cooperates, and your internet gets up and running soon!

Missy M said...

ah happy birthday to your BF! Your such a sweet couple x

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh this is truly one of the cutest ways to celebrate one's birthday; what a fabulous idea, Jennifer. I'm so glad the two of you had a great time!

By the way, I LOVED your last comment! We so need to go shopping together - we would totally paint the town pink (it's a bit better than red, don't you think?). :P

Lara Woodbine said...

Aww you too sound really happy together. I was smiling as I was reading this post as I could picture what you looked like. When I'm older thats the kinda thing I would like to do (:

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x

rebecca said...

that sounds so romantic!! <3

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Tights Lover said...

Happy Birthday to Rian! Sounds like a fun way to spend the 30th...I love road trips...not to mention Irish Pubs!

Loved the photos...especially the police station...ha!

Mumbles said...

I've never been there
but it looks so nice
the pictures are great
hope you had a nice time

Marley

gleenn said...

That's a very sweet birthday present, a very romantic treat. You two looked very lovely on the last photo.

Oh, and yay! for the laptop and wireless. Hope the connection would work fine soon. :)

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