Rivah Birthday Celebration

Happy Friday y'all!

I know I seem to say this in every post now, but I really don't know where the week went!  This week especially flew by but I don't mind because I have a super fun weekend planned!

This past weekend was also a great one--Bryce turned 25 on Sunday so we went to the river (aka RIVAH) to celebrate!

*Warning:  Prepare yourself for a fun-filled, picture heavy post!!*

We packed our bags and headed out early Friday afternoon.

CWC's house was pink and green perfection!

All throughout the house were the perfect nautical touches:

This bucket full of koozies came in handy over the course of the weekend!

I absolutely LOVED these monogrammed, bamboo director's chairs!


This proved to be the perfect reading nook!

The view was impeccable.

Once we poured some drinks, we decided to explore a bit...

Life is DEFINITELY better on the River!

As we explored, Hurricane Irene's destruction became evident.

Bryce and I went through a long photo shoot in hopes of snapping a good picture.  Let's just say he had a little too much birthday spirit in him to focus!  I do like this this one, though!



This is what life on the rivah is all about!

That night we enjoyed a delicious  meal cooked by our wonderful host, CWC.

We had burgers, twice baked potatoes, and grilled asparagus!

After a  yummy meal and a few more drinks we all hit the sack!  The next morning I made my hash brown quiche for breakfast and we also enjoyed mimosas, fruit, and banana bread!

YUM! I will have to share this recipe sometime!

Our main event of the day Saturday was heading to the nearby town of Urbanna in search of Bryce's beloved oysters.  

We found lots of evidence of oysters, but weren't able to find anyone to sell them to us!

Later that afternoon it rained and I thought it was the perfect time for an afternoon snooze...

Bryce obviously had other plans!

After prying me off the couch, we did a little fishing!  

CWC and Bryce have been friends since kindergarten...I guess all I can say is that boys will be boys!

gorgeous afternoon on the water

I was the winner of the day catching two catfish!

That night, Bryce and I headed back to Urbanna to have dinner just the two of us.  We also enjoyed a nice walk through the charming small town afterwards.

Sunday morning we said goodbye to the river and headed to brunch at Something Different.

It was the coolest little restaurant and shop--the chairs were stacked crates with cushions on them!

I enjoyed a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant with cold lemonade (served in a mason jar, of course!).

Sunday when we got back, I gave Bryce his present:  an oyster themed gift basket (detailed post coming soon!) and that evening we went to a birthday dinner at Brio with his parents.

Oyster Lover with his Oyster Basket!

Getting ready to make a 25th birthday wish!

All in all, it was a good weekend spent with good people!

What did you do last weekend?  Any fun plans for this weekend?  Any memorable birthdays you'd like to share?

Have a great Friday and weekend!!


  1. Fun! All the photos of you and Bryce are hilarious! :D

  2. What a great house and birthday celebration

  3. How fun! It looks like the perfect birthday celebration! I love going to the river!

  4. Last weekend..Telluride.CO.
    This weekend...my Heavyweight fights his 3rd pro-bout in Hamilton NJ....guys coming in for that....limo to the Arena.
    Sunday is my B-Day....brunch at Cricket Club after squash....Chinese dinner and movies Sunday night...OK...too much info? Well...you asked...
    That waterfront location looks spectacular.

  5. I mean...you two are absolutely adorable! Seriously...maybe the cutest couple I know. Haha. Seems like y'all had a fantastic weekend and the hashbrown quiche....umm, i'm gonna need the recipe to that ASAP! You look fantastic. Glad to see you're doing great. :)

  6. Oh my goodness, this looks like such a fun weekend! You two are seriously ADORABLE. I love it! And go you for catching two catfish!!

  7. I LOVE going to the Rivah, its so good to get away and relax! If Bryce loves oysters you should go back to Urbanna in the fall for their oyster festival, my parents always go and rave about it! And I Brio's pasta vodka, so yummy! Looks like the perfect weekend!

  8. Awww! Such happy birthday celebrations! I love it! I can't wait to see all about this oyster basket. M loves oysters too! And so do I...

  9. Such an amazingly cute couple!

    Also, how have I not noticed that Bryce has such a cute butt before!?!! Lucky girl!

  10. Love all the pictures! Sounds like such a fun wknd :)

  11. Looks like an awesome weekend! Can't wait to see more about the Oyster basket!

  12. Oh my goodness, so fun!!! I love weekends like that! And yes, you HAVE to share your quiche recipe! It looks fab!

  13. The oyster festival in Urbanna in the fall is so fun! You have to go!

  14. This just looks like so much fun, I'm jealous!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  15. How much fun!!! I cant wait to see the actual goodies in his bday present! You are so sweet!

  16. Love the bucket of koozies and other nautical decorations! What a fun idea for a birthday celebration!

  17. Dang, what a birthday weekend! It looks so fun. What a lucky boy, love his birthday basket :)

  18. the rivah is no place 4 naps lol


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