Rather than just do all the celebrating on just one day, I like to extend it as long as I can. I attempted a month long party this year, but probably actually got about 5 days this year. Not too shabby!!! Thursday started it off with lunch at Romano's on West Gray with my lovely coworkers. Their lasagna is seriously to die for! Friday went to the Rodeo with some spectacular friends and indulged in some cookie dough ice cream! Saturday morning, Casey took me to Shipley's to get their donut holes (I love these things, but I try to be behave and not partake in them too often).
Lunch at Goode Co. BBQ to see a sweet friend in town from California for the weekend, and then dinner at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. At BJ's, I had their wonderful pizza and of course a pazookie (warm cookie with vanilla ice cream on top, absolutely delicious). Burned off all those calories playing putt-putt at Mountasia (I'd like to think I did, so let's just go with that rationale for now). Sunday, Sunday, Sunday was the actual birthday and also St.Patty's Day!! Yay!!! Better have worn some green people!
Went to church followed by lunch at Cheddar's with my fam and one of my besties Melissa (who we call family whether she likes it or not!) After all that eating and partying I was able to squeeze a short nap into the day before going to a baby shower at church. Church again and then Casey took me to the Cheesecake Factory (wahoo!!!) where I proceeded to consume my personal favorite (and immensely unhealthy) orange chicken with some dulce de leche cheesecake for dessert. As if your mouth wasn't foaming enough by this point, I'm still not done! Monday we celebrated with Casey's family and my mother in-law made her delicious lasagna,salad, fruit, garlic bread, and the beloved Great American Cookie Cake!!! After all that eating, I was too scared to step on the scale to see what I weighed and still have yet to do it. I'm sure after celebrating my sister's birthday Saturday with cake and ice cream too, that I will definitely have lost some weight!
Totally forgot to mention that my entire birthday celebration weekend, I had a sick husband:( Boo!!! Poor guy felt pretty puny and felt bad that the timing of his sickness was horrible, but he was trooper and tried to do almost all of my birthday festivities with me! I thought it was just allergies since the pollen count is ridiculous now, but turns out the boy had a sinus infection and missed 3 days of work! Monday he gets to go get allergy tested!! What fun!!
All in all the birthday was an extreme success filled with lots of food, family, friends, and fellowship! Couldn't think of a better way to spend it!!
"For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:1