Too old to party?

I'm back from a weekend full of shopping and eating. I am totally exhausted!! I could barely function today but it was a birthday celebration that I will never forget. It was the best birthday EVER!!

We left early Saturday morning for Buffalo and didn't get to our hotel until 11pm!! We were so tired but wired from a great dinner and amazing deals. We hit the outlet mall first and spent only four hours there and then rushed to meet the group for dinner at The Cheesecake Factory...after dinner we were keen to hit Target since it closes at 10pm. My girlfriend was looking for some Turkey Spam so we decided to try our luck at Tops which never closes.
We staggered back to the hotel by 11pm but still stayed up until almost 1am chatting and giggling like school girls. We got up early to hit Target and the mall again and then back to the outlet mall. We wanted to be home early but as we approached the border we were shocked at the line up. It would have been at least a two hour wait. We decided to ramp off and have dinner before heading home. Ponderosa was the restaurant of choice...brought back fond memories of my childhood since there are no longer any in Toronto. After dinner we headed to Target to walk off that bloated feeling everyone had and to kill another hour before daring to go back to the border. We didn't get home until 11pm.

It was my first time away from the hubby and kids ever! It was definitely strange not having to worry about anyone else...thinking about what the kids might like to eat...nice to do whatever we wanted without a schedule.

So much fun that we are thinking about making this an annual trip. It's funny when we were in our twenties a great time meant eating out and then dancing 'til the wee hours of the night. Now we get our pleasure from eating and getting the best deals. Whatever makes you happy, right? Well below is what made me so happy for under $200!!!
Five pairs of running shoes for the whole family, pair of jeans, welcome mat, towel rack, two towels, variety of Goldfish crackers, three cans of tennis balls, and a huge bag of soaps and air fresheners from Bath and Body Works.


  1. Wow! That's amazing! I'm really happy that you had such a great time. Wishing you many more.

  2. I had to laugh to see that on YOUR birthday eating and shopping spree you got running shoes for THE WHOLE FAMILY! Such a MOM thing to do...thinking of others when it should be all about you!!

    Sounds like it was a great time...some thing I would totally do too.

  3. Happy Belated birthday, gald youhad a good time, quite a haul for the money!