Happy Monday! I hope you had an incredible weekend! Mine was sooo good. My birthday was this past week and I took the whole week over with birthday adventures. My brother's birthday was also last week so we went out for our traditional family birthday dinner to kick the week off. After that, the whole week was filled with surprises, I'm a lucky girl. My gorgeous husband not only planned an entire night out with friends he also gave me a gorgeous violin, something I've wanted for a long time. Here are a couple photos of some birthday surprises: a painting my sister had done of my wedding bouquet and a birthday bouquet from Bradley. I love flowers! This year's birthday was definitely the best yet. I love having it in January. It starts the year off with such a bang, I can't wait to see what this year brings. I have so many plans for lucky 2013. Want to see more of what I did this week? Follow me on Instagram @therachelbrandt. Resolution update: Two weeks in and still going strong! How are you doing?