Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Birthday

I love birthdays! I will always celebrate my birthday no matter how old I get. I might lie about how old I am but I will always be excited for my b-day! :) This year was one of my favorites.

So in the above pic we are at the Carlton's who watched Aurora on Friday night, while Jared and I went to dinner at a seafood restaurant, The Regatta. It's connected to my favorite bookstore (really does it get any better than a good restaurant at a bookstore?!) and we browsed books while we waited for a table to be open on the patio that overlooks the large pretty pond.

My dinner was delicious! I absolutely recommend the Tortellini with Shrimp Pesto Alfredo.

Here is my daughter and I on my actual birthday. Aurora is the best present that I could have ever received and she is the main reason why my birthday was just wonderful.!

Jared made a fantastic dinner for me on Sunday. I kept singing "It's my party and I can eat if I want to!"

Cilantro Lime Chicken, asparagus, red potatoes all cooked to perfection on our grill then add a Caesar salad and some strawberries. It looks great doesn't it!

Then we had dessert (a very yummy Apple Crisp) with our friends, the Ashworths.

Last year for my birthday, Jared bought me the game Ticket to Ride. As you can tell it really is a game for the "whole family"

This year due to the fact the game has been very abused or well-loved...I received the expansion pack.
Thanks Alyssa for allowing me to win on my birthday. No thanks to Jared who on the other hand almost won the maiden voyage of the game by cheating!!! But to concerned readers, I did conquer and win and let the moral be absolutely cliche: "cheaters never prosper"
especially against the birthday girl.


  1. First of all, how dare you accuse me of letting someone win! But you are right - so disappointed in Jared - although I am not sure if that is because of what he did or that I didn't think of doing it first! But happy birthday! And awesome post, and "Aura's" shoe-socks are so cute!

  2. Hey! I just found your blog on facebook! I'm so glad I did, we've been thinking about you guys a lot. Congratulations on Aurora. You look so happy. Hope to see you guys soon!