Well, I am another year older. Don't feel any different so far though! Being born on Thanksgiving, this holiday is always one I look forward to. This year my birthday didn't fall on Thanksgiving but it still felt very festive. I tend not to be a big birthday person. Don't get me wrong, I like it, I just don't love it the way I love the entire season spanning from Thanksgiving through Christmas. So, this year, I decided that all I wanted to do was go out to dinner with Scott, Kyle and Chrissie. Something low key but full of fun, food, and friends! We visited an old favorite...A16.
I don't think I have blogged about A16 as we used to go more when Scott lived a few blocks away. It isn't exactly easy to get into but I made sure to book about a month in advance...it is THAT good. I made sure to get good and dressed up...curled my hair, put on my new sweater dress and boots (birthday presents from Scott) and was ready for a night out! A night out it was! Dinner was tremendous. We had delicious appetizers of burrata and prosciutto and my funghi pizza was to die for! It was the perfect way to spend my birthday and I am looking forward to a repeat performance next year (minus the Kellie Pickler debate ;-) ).
We should rewind quickly...the night before my birthday I got a call from Chrissie:
Chrissie: Are you home?
Chrissie: Are you going to be home?
Chrissie: ok, bye
About 25 minutes later the entire Strand fam showed up at our door with a birthday surprise! It was the perfect way to kick off my birthday celebration.
My birthday card from Kayla and Tanner. Have we been over why I am called Mine (and it is not because Kayla thinks I am hers)? If not, let me know and I will tell the story.
Mmmmm...birthday cupcakes! We managed to eat about six Monday night!
Thanks again Crick, Kyle, Kayla, and Tanner!
Tuesday morning I made sure to take advantage of my birthday and slept in while Scott headed off to work. When I woke up, I found these all over the house...
Most clever placements...on the english muffins and in my wallet! What a great fiance!
Thanks to Scott for a wonderful birthday!
*sorry, no pictures of me...next year!