Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthday Weekend

I had the best birthday weekend! My birthday was Sunday, but we pretty much celebrated all weekend.

Friday night we went to Olive Garden. Yum! We had wonderful stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. They were so delicious. Then, of course, I had my portabello mushroom ravioli. I could live off that stuff. It's so tasty.

After dinner we went to the furniture store to look at entertainment centers. And we found one we both loved! I'm so excited. It's being delivered on Wednesday afternoon, so I'll make sure I post pictures when it's here.

After that we went and bought me a new desk for my office. It's a glass L-shaped desk. I need lots of room to spread out when I'm studying. I absolutely love my "new" office. We stayed up until about 2 a.m. cleaning and re-arranging furniture.

Saturday night Candice, Jonathan, Esme, and Taylor came over for dinner. It was so nice to have them over. We grilled out cheeseburgers and brats and drank lots of beer and chatted. They gave me a gift certificate to the spa, and some bath salts, as well as a gift set from Crabtree and Evelyn. I think tonight I will definitely be relaxing in the bathtub.

Sunday was my actual birthday and Bob and I celebrated by going to see "Angels & Demons." I read the book about 3 years ago and have been waiting for this movie to come out since then! It was pretty good. I love all of Dan Brown's books, and would highly recommend all of them. We also went to Barnes and Noble. I got the book "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman. I've read it before and loved it. It is a really good book about a mother that loses her child and she tries to come to terms with the baby's death while trying to raise her step-son.

Bob gave me some new shirts for my birthday as well as the movie "Taken" and a three movie set of Jennifer Aniston movies. We watched "Taken" last night after eating dinner. It was pretty good.

Bob bought me a strawberry pie. It wasn't as good as Perkins strawberry pie, but I still loved it.

Notice the candles say "25?" It's not that my husband doesn't know how old I am, it says 25 because I prefer to stay 25 for a few more years. What a great guy to play along with my fantasy of still being 25!

I'm so thankful for all the wonderful birthday gifts and for getting to spend my b-day with great friends!