Thursday, September 3, 2009
I am so blessed.....
Yesterday was my 38th birthday. It was a wonderful day! I began my day with a mani and a pedi - how relaxing! Then I took a nap with my spouse and the O Show. After a nice relaxing nap we went to the park by the river. Despite the gnats, it was an amazing afternoon! Above are a few pics from our time at the park.
After the park, we went to church where I helped with the youth; teenage girls to be exact. They are a great group, but will wear you out! I'm excited at the opportunity to work with them this year!
The O Show went with the babysitter while Al and I went out to eat. Imagine my disappointment when I found out my favorite dining place was closed! Bummer! I assumed they were closed for the holiday week as they were last year. Nope - they are closed for good! They had the best steak in town to me. After a mediocre steak at another local place and a $90 tab (with no drinks! or dessert!), we headed to the grocery store.
Al assumed we would get dessert at dinner, so he did not plan for a cake. Knowing my desire for buttercream icing, I bought some double stuffed oreos and some buttercream icing....the next best thing to Brad's cake. (A friend who is a caterer and makes THE best cakes ever!).
After we picked up the O Show and got her to bed, we sat out on the deck - me and my oreos and buttercream icing.....I asked Al to stick a candle in the icing, but he just laughed. Go figure!
Today, my best girlfriends took me to lunch - it was great to get everyone together, and the best part of all, was I got a Brad cake!!! Chocolate mousse raspberry with vanilla buttercream icing! Oh my - it was all so fantastic.
Thank you Lord for the blessings of great family, good food, great friends, and GREAT cake!!
In His Grip,