Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend Update: Birthday Edition

Hello friends!

Over the weekend (well, technically Friday) I turned the big 2-8. I can't believe I'm 28. Honestly, I think of myself as perpetually around the age of 22. Does anyone else always think of themselves as a certain age?

Well, I celebrated my big day by taking off work. That's a great way to start the weekend, in my opinion. It was also a great pre-cursor to the weekend I'll call Birthday Extravaganza.

It (officially) started with my BFF, sister and mom joining me for a girls night out at our local Japanese restaurant. Unbeknownst to me, this is one of those places where they squirt sake in your mouth (with a squeeze bottle). So, because it was my birthday, I was the (somewhat hesitant) recipient of said sake.

It actually wasn't that bad tasting. But it BURNED! Eh, I think next time I go, I'll just forego the sake. However, the food was DELICIOUS.

And what better way to end the evening than with a delicious fried cheesecake? Well, I can't really think of a better way. Yum!

The rest of weekend was quite eventful. Unfortunately, I was a bad blogger and didn't document it photographically. Suffice it to say that there was a ton of delicious food consumed: dinner at Olive Garden (one of my fave restaurants), yummy ice cream, family birthday lunch (pepper steak, mashed potatoes, rolls and green beans) and, of course, cupcakes. Because my birthday extravaganza would not have been complete without cupcakes.

Actually, I think the cupcakes helped make the transition to work on Monday a bit easier. Perhaps I should consume cupcakes every make the adjust back to work life a little smoother. ;)

Linking up with Sami & Leeann for this update.

Oh, and happy MLK Day!


  1. I so love a birthday extravaganza!!! I hope you enjoyed yourself.

  2. looks like SO much fun! glad you had a HAPPY birthday! :)

  3. Happy belated birthday!! 28 isn't so bad... Now 30 on the other hand... Makes you wonder HOW you got so old haha. Will we be reading a chronicles of dating part 3 anyone soon? We are dying to know how it went.

    1. Yes!! The 3rd installment comes tomorrow!! :)

  4. we have now hit the late longer the milestone of 21 or the quarter of a century 25.... LOL
    i think it's a great age!!! and by the looks of it, you had a good birthday day!!!

  5. Your hair looks marvelous above.


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