Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordful Wednesday: Happy Birthday!

Ok, so this week's topic is birthdays and birthday cakes, but I couldn't find any pictures of my recent birthday cakes -- sad I know, especially because I can't even remember if I had any! So, I'm veering a little off-topic and sharing the most recent (interesting) birthday pictures I have.

In 2007, I spent my June birthday in San Francisco with my now-boyfriend, Jed. Besides being disappointed that it never broke 70 in the end of June on my trip, we had a good time, my birthday no exception. We spent the day on a tour of Muir Woods and four Sonoma wineries (who doesn't love lots of wine on their birthday???). Our tour guide got the whole bus to sing Happy Birthday to me, and these two girls on the tour who were close to our age offered to go out with me that night to celebrate.

We went back to the hotel after the tour to get ready for dinner, and this was waiting for me:

In case you really can't see, that a bottle of California cabernet (my fav type of wine) and chocolate-covered strawberries with fresh whipped cream. Compliments of Mom and Dad all the way back on the East coast. I failed to mention that Jed, despite not yet being my boyfriend, ordered me breakfast in bed that morning. One of my dreams come true!

I got to pick where we went for dinner, of course, and I chose the House of Prime Rib because prime rib has always been one of my favorite dining out meals. This was some of the best prime rib ever, and they come out to carve it right at your table!
I don't have a picture, but they gave us cupcakes with candles in them to celebrate my special day.

Jed was such a good sport since he is not a fan of prime rib, but he knows I love it, so he played along. He even ordered it! Check us out, aren't we cute?

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angie said...

That birthday sounds beyond amazing. So thoughtful of your parents to send you a treat!

I'm so glad you played along today. You dont' have to stick to what I post about, by the way. Just talk about whatever picture you want to. :)

Anonymous said...

You had me at wine and strawberries! Thanks for not posting an up close picture of the prime rib, I'm on a diet ans would have eaten my computer! Yum!

Accidentally Me said...

Not a fan of prime rib?

Is he a communist?!?!?!

Summer said...

Aweee!!! I miss the days when people got excited about my birthday....

That's the one sucky thing about getting older. =)

bananas. said...

why birthdays is a FANTASTIC topic! and prime rib is just the way i like to spend mine.

lovely pictures. you look adorable.

Anonymous said...

I love birthdays :)

Michelle said...

Good luck making your fudge! Just don't drop it upside down...that tends to ruin things.

Micaela said...

what an unforgetable birthday :)

you two were very cute! xo

Heather said...

The wine and strawberries looked perfect. Ahh, so sweet our parents can be sometimes. :)
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com