Not to say I didn't feel the love before, during and after my birthday.
The celebration started the night before, when I made my Grandma's delicious and amazing nut cupcakes with dark chocolate mocha frosting.
|Divine doesn't even begin to describe these!|
Day-of celebrations included lunch at one of my two favorite Lebanese restaurants with a couple of girlfriends, one who happened to be visiting from Nashville (great surprise!). Upon my husband's arrival home from the hospital, we went out to dinner at a new farm-to-table restaurant in our city. Farm-to-table is the hot new thing here, and I adore it! (Though I didn't adore the $25 price tag on my husband's meatloaf dinner. It was darn good meatloaf...but still!). The rain hindered our post-dinner plans, so it ended up being a low-key evening, which was fine by us. And no, we did not watch the debate (how rude of it to fall on my birthday!). I did open my gift from my sweet husband.
|Opal (my birthstone) bracelet. Gorg.|
Continuing the celebration to the following weekend...Saturday was spent with my in-laws and one of my brother-in-laws' family. We gorged ourselves at PF Changs (ps-have you ever looked at their nutritional info? Please don't think they are all that healthy...most of their entrees are considered to be 3 servings, and I always polish my plate clean...) and they showered me with love and lovely gifts.
(Typical American - all of my birthday celebrating involved food!)
The real reason I wanted to write this post was because I wanted to share the picture below, and felt like I should have some words to accompany it.
|Is that not literally the sweetest card you've ever seen? We're blessed with four of the sweetest nieces & nephews! I adore being their "Ant" ;)|
To top it all off - the birthday celebrations will continue this coming weekend as we spend time with my family. I'm rather enjoying this whole drawn-out-to-eleven-days celebration! ;)