Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me

**yawn** Someone, I won’t name names, had us up for 3 hours last night. Apparently, two teeth are not enough for Ella…er… I mean someone and she’s adamant she needs more. She’s staunchly anti-hillbilly.

We might be in for a long ride.

In other news, I turned 32 yesterday!

Maybe it’s the narcissist in me but I love birthdays! And before you get all “it’s just because you get presents”. Well, duh. Who doesn’t love some gifts? No one. That’s who.

But it’s more than just presents, I love the whole introspection aspect. Looking at the last year and evaluating what went right and what went wrong. And the best part, looking forward to what’s coming up!

31 was a pretty awesome year but 32 is going to be AH-MAZING. I can feel it.

Celebrating life is a good thing. Maybe if we celebrated life a little more, we’d all be a little happier, a little more content, a little more loving towards everyone around us. Maybe that is what we should wish for when we blow out those candles.

Since Mark had navy reserve duty this weekend we celebrated on Friday with dinner at one our favorite restaurants, Trulucks. Those of you in the Houston area I highly recommend it! They have exceptional seafood, most flown in fresh from Maine and Florida daily.

We started out with Jonah crab claws, fresh from Florida.

I had the heirloom tomato salad with buttermilk dressing, bacon crumbles and shaved parmesan. I could have licked the plate. So freaking good.


This was what I had been waiting for...a ginormous king crab leg. Heaven!
Last but not least, chocolate bread pudding with chocolate ganache frosting.

 

Saturday and Sunday were spent running errands with my little teeth-er.


Grocery shopping.





We walked down to the pool.




Drying off after our swim!

 

Post swim nap! She was worn out...at least for a little while.




While she napped, I made my birthday treat... Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream icing.



 

Finished product...that one needed to be tested. Happy birthday to me indeed!







 

2 comments:

Brenna said...

Happy birthday!! Sounds like you had a fun weekend, other than the teething part and reserve duty (isn't it always on the important weekends?!). UGH, been there. Don't worry, in our experience the teething usually gets easier after those first four. Ruby was a MISERABLE teether (and sleeper in general), but somehow we got through it :) And on to the next phase!

Kristen said...

Thanks Brenna! I hope you had a great day too birthday buddy!
Teething is so hardin addition to her being miserable we've had a rash with it, fever, and unpredictable sleep patterns.

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