The past weekend was one of fun-filled celebrations and amazing memories to last a lifetime! I celebrated my 22nd birthday on Friday, February 4th, and Tom celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday, February 7th; so we packed all the birthday fesitvities into one weekend!
Friday started with a wonderful morning delivery of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies (my favorite) from my wonderful friend and collegue Miranda! They were so delicious, honestly, I could not stop eating them and I didn't care! Later that morning I got the most amazing flower delivery of gorgeous gerber daisies from my wonderful and amazing boyfriend! Not only was I impressed at his rememberance of my favorite flower, but just the thoughtfulness of the action was enough to make me gush with love and appreciation for him.
For lunch, the gorgeous and lovely Miranda took me Joey Tomatoes for a nice lunch date! One of my favorite restaurants with such an amazing, gorgeous and kind friend, really it doesn't get much better then that! Or, so I thought! I came back from lunch to find that my other collegues had picked me up a delicious vanilla cupcake from Crave! Omg, so sugary sweet and delicious. However at this point I had enjoyed more cookies then I could count, a glass of wine with lunch, and the cupcake threw me over the edge into a massive sugar high that lasted till about 4:30pm and then a massive crash in which I felt as though I was going to throw up my insides. In all honesty, although I won't be doing that again any time soon, it was so worth it!
Friday evening (after nursing my aching tummy back to a state of comfort) Tom and I went to see "The Roomate", the new psychological thriller with Leighton Meester. I thought Leighton did a great job playing a schizophrenic character as we're used to seeing her in mostly goody two shoes roles, however the overall plot of the movie was rather predictable and dry, not scary in the least. A good night out though and the first time Tom and I had ever gone to the movies together.
Saturday began with an amazing brunch at Diner Delux in which after not eating since my sugar overload, I indulged in the delicious eggs benedict. This was followed by a trip to the farmers market for an afternoon of perusing and grocery shopping. We got some great deals and decided we should make trips to the farmers market on a weekly, or at least bi-weekly basis, if we can bare our poppyseed roll temptation, it should be a fulfilling and healthy sunday routine.
Saturday night however, was the apex of the indulgence of this birthday celebration! All dolled up in my saphire Calvin Klein min dress and Manolo Blahnik "Something Blue's" Tom took me to the most amazing Italian restaurant in the whole city, "Il Sogno" which when translated means "The Dream", and a dream it was! Four courses, champagne, a delightful dessert, the music, the service, the atmosphere, everything was beyond perfect in everyway. Never have I tasted better rissotto, calamari or artic char in my whole life. It was a two and a half hour affair to remember and an amazing memory for both of us with toasts to many more birthdays to share and celebrate together.
Sunday was all about pampering and relaxation with pedicures at Evelyn Charles and then family dinner at my parents house. I haven't had a pedicure in almost two years so needless to say I felt like I was in heaven, pampered beyond belief and the luckiest girl in the world. Dinner with my family was delicious (as is everything my mom makes) and we had fun letting Keirah help us open our gifts and playing games.
The overall celebration ended with Tom's birthday for which I sent him an edible arrangement basket, which he loved and gobbled up, and then we had a nice dinner for which I made him his favorite soup which is apparently, and I quote "orgasmic".
So what's ahead for me in my 22nd year? It's hard to say. A lot is going on in my world right now, a university course here and there, getting to the gym as often as I can, working in a great job in which I really enjoy coming to work everyday and truly feel at home here. Friends, wine, new beginnings and letting go of people and feelings that don't contribute in a possitive way to my life. I think there will be a lot of change in my world in my 22nd year, but I'm excited for it. Change used to terrify me and now I'm ready to accept it with open arms, waiting expectantly for any and every thing it may bring.