So once again, this week’s date was definitely a group date. A large group date! I can’t help it, it’s been a busy week. See a pattern here? Well, this week I
got old celebrated my birthday!
To be honest, we sort of had 2 dates this week. The first one was on my actual birthday-day (Wednesday). I had a blissful day where I only had to work half a shift teaching a super lovely class. I allowed myself many little yummy treats (like Starbucks), and I did what I could to make the day stress-free. We played our usual Wednesday night Ultimate Frisbee game, then rushed home to shower. From there, it was out to dinner with the boy and my dear friend, Sara. Delicious. Such a good birthday!
And the gifts.. wow! Nathan got me the matching wedding band to my engagement ring (I’d bought a much cheaper one, thinking that it didn’t matter to me that they matched). Darling Sara gave me a precious Version 2.0 of a date book that I’d made for her. Hers was even more fun and creative than mine. I’m so very much looking forward to our future girly dates together!
Date 2 – the group date – was loads of fun too. I’d planned a Super Fun BBQ Birthday Party for myself. We had so much amazing food and I made sure to have a bazillion hamburger toppings. Some star toppings: caramelized onions, bacon, pineapple rings, jalapeno havarti.. wow.. I want another right now!
The others were mini strawberry shortcake cakes. I can’t take credit for the oh-so-clever name.. that’s all care of The Pioneer Woman. Her recipe is to make it into a layer cake, but hey, who doesn’t like things better when they’re individually sized?
These.. wow.. I’d gain several pounds per week if I ate these things as much as I ever wanted. A lovely helping of Heaven.
I can definitely say that this was a great birthday week. Nathan grilled our food to perfection and was a fabulous co-host. We’re a good team :-)