This weekend I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my 21st birthday and ohmygodthatisalittledepressing! But, here is the scoop: as much as getting older sucks, the alternative is you don’t, and that is far worse.
My birthday was on a Friday, and it started off with kisses and birthday wishes from Ty as he headed off to work and then a sleep in and snuggles with my girls.
Abby woke Grace up to tell her it was my birthday and both sang me several rounds of Happy Birthday.
We had a lazy breakfast, a Starbucks run and a quick trip to the mall before heading home for naps. I scored some new outfits for the weekend at a great price and replaced yet another pair of pink flip flops that were chewed after being left outside by the trampoline. Good thing they are $2 at Old Navy! The girls napped and I received a beautiful delivery from my Dad
When Ty got home he and the girls spoiled me with gifts. We always let the girls pick gifts at the Dollar Store for one another, and their selections never disappoint. This year I got a feather boa, bouncy ball, rubber snake, two stuffed animals, a hottie whistle and a 60th bday necklace.
Ty got me some run gear and a gift card for me to pick some things for myself too.
My Mom took the girls and we went to my favourite restaurant, Plum, for dinner. Plum is a small wine bar that has an amazing chef, local ingredients and amazing food. I call in advance because they have a small fixed menu and they always accommodate a vegan preference.
We started with drinks and appies; I had a chilled peach chipotle soup and a mojito and Ty had sliders and a beer. For dinner he had ribs and I had a tabouleh and garbanzo party in yellow tomato, corn and pine nut gazpacho with a glass of red. Ty finished with a chocolate pannacota with peanut butter ice cream and brulee bananas and I had a martini. Sooooooo amazing.
After, we went to telegraph for drinks and then later Mojos for a few more with my brother and his girlfriend.
Saturday was my party, hosted by Mike and Richelle. The guest count was pretty small but I had such a fun time! We drank too much sangria, ate way too much food and took a ton of selfies. We laughed our heads off at Tyler and Jeremy’s rubber arm dancing, relearned the hustle and the cabbage patch, and found out that to make spring rolls you need to go back to 1986. We topped of the (at this point) morning with a hot tub and then had breakfast after 4 of us slept over!
I had a great birthday and was beyond spoiled with gifts, love and well wishes. I feel beyond blessed to have such great friends, most who feel like family, and that members of my blood family are among my closest friends. I have a husband who I adore (and I get the impression he is somewhat fond of me), two little girls who are treasures and an amazing and supportive family and family in law. I get to wake up each morning in a house that is brimming over with love, and work at a job where I am challenged, motivated and inspired. I am a lucky, lucky girl :-)