Thursday, January 8, 2015

celebrating thirty


birthdays should be celebrated for at least a week.  if that's not a rule, it should be!  this year we started celebrating my birthday on january 1st and we've been on a role ever since . . .

on thursday (new year's day), i kicked off my birthday week by opening birthday presents from ryan's parents.

on friday, we went out for a dinner date at red robin so that i could get my free birthday (veggie) burger.

on saturday, we baked and decorated an epic birthday cake.

on sunday, we got together with our parents for a birthday party and i opened birthday presents from my parents.  (sunday was also a special day because it marked 3 years since we brought leko home!)

on monday, ryan surprised me with beautiful yellow calla lilies.  we curled up in bed with leko and slices of leftover birthday cake to watch shows we had taped on the dvr.

on tuesday (my birthday), a sweet co-worker made me vegan chocolate cake and brought it to work.  ryan and i went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  (i had had salmon in a ginger sauce and it was so good!)  after dinner, i went to ballet class and later in the evening i opened my birthday presents from ryan (with a good deal of help from leko too)!

on wednesday, last night, the weather was brutal.  temperatures were in the single digits and the wind chill was well below zero!  we came home after work and enjoyed leftover eggplant rollatini and pasta from my birthday party.  then we curled up in bed with leko and the last slices of leftover birthday cake and we watched a movie.

we're still in birthday week mode at our house, and we're continuing the birthday celebrations straight through the weekend.  there are so many stores and restaurants that offer free birthday coupons and promotions during the month of your birthday, so we are looking forward to using them!

love, laurie

3 comments:

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Birthdays should definitely last at least a week. Maybe even two!

Mom H. said...

I agree that birthdays should last a week or more! Leko definitely had a great time too. I love the birthday card - so appropriate from Leko! The food looks delicious and healthy. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Ma Pa C said...

I must agree with everyone. A week-long birthday celebration sounds like my speed. The salmon really looks delicious and I like the curling up with a kitty part also. Enjoy the rest of your birthday week.