Thursday, September 09, 2010

One Year Older and Wiser too!

Did I mention that I turned thirty? I wasn't expecting anything big, but I was in for plenty of surprises.  It turns out I was in for more of a birthday week than just one day.  First off, my mom came and spent the day with me.  We played, she watched the boys so I could go out to lunch with friends.  I got to pick a restaurant that I've been wanting to try (Blue Lemon Bistro). You know how I love exploring the city.

I have really pretty friends and I take really blurry phone pictures.
My mom and I got to stop by our favorite consignment shop (Emilie Jayne) and even made a photobooth run with the boys (although the photobooth was too full of money to accept any more). Then my dad flew back into town and we all went out to dinner at another restaurant Larry and I had been curious about (Nacho's Libre.  It's hot pink and the owner's name really is Nacho).  It was a pretty fantastic day.

The next morning I was spoiled with gifts.  Cake plates and baker's twine from my mom.
Bowls that I've been wanting for ages for cooking with Creed (we only had glass mixing bowls).  Aren't they the prettiest colors?

Then tons of Martha Stewart crafting supplies form Larry.  That man knows me well!
We had a great with lunch and then a hike to Donut Falls (A hike that I've been wanting to take the boys on, but Larry was not so excited about because I was raised camping and hiking and he was not). Larry told me that I could do anything that I wanted to do as long as I was ready to go to dinner by five so that's what I chose.  It was gorgeous, but more about that later.

Dinner at Tasty Thai.  Oh, I love Massaman Curry and pretty much everything that I've tried on their menu.

Then Larry rushed me out the door to go on the Ferris Wheel at Liberty Park (I've been saying all summer that we should do that some time and he listened). Poor Larry, this is the point of the evening that his planning fell apart.  The rides were closed.  It was the first day they closed at 4:00 instead of 7:00. He'd even called the week before that they said they would be open.  And he was surprising me by having many of my friends from the neighborhood meet us there.  Luckily, they were mostly late and we were able to call them to tell them to head straight to Tai and Kersten's where we feasted on cake.  Kersten makes really good cake, and the company was even better.I was really happy.  I don't think I could have had a better birthday, and I had no idea that there was more in store later in the week.

I'll tell you about it soon.

I promise!


gipi gopinath said...

It's back to school and got my kids some educational toys and learning resources.
Got them from LDA learning.
Do you have any experience from that brand ?

David said...

Oh, what a wonderful day. Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

Nikki said...

Miss you, Steph . . . I hope all is well!

Megan B. said...

I don't know that I've ever posted, other than on giveaways. I wanted to let you know I love your blog, though, and I hope you don't mind but I borrowed your "I want to be the kind of mom who..." posts because they really inspired me.