Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Dinner Recap!

My birthday yesterday was a great day! I had off work and spent a lot of my day, talking to family on the phone including Timothy in Germany! Oh, I want to go back there! 

I did much needed items on my to do list and treated myself to a new birthday shirt, one of four things I purchased for my birthday with store credit from the Great Clothing Purge of 2009. I am actually going to talk about how I did with my spending and accumulating in a post soon, it was my goal to NOT buy till my birthday... I think I made it, with a few discrepancies! 

Here I am in my new Sweatshirt! 

I headed out to meet my friends out for dinner at Common Roots Cafe a great Organic restaurant that serves unique and local fare, it is a favorite of mine!! 

I checked my mail on the way out the door and had THREE cards! One that I always love to see--the stripey, Luftpost envelope from my brother in Germany! 


Wendall and Nita were there! 

It was happy hour so I had 2 starters and it was filling! 
First up was maple-smoked whitefish dip / served hot topped with melted parmesan, anise crackers!

Then arepas / chipotle yams, Laughing Bird shrimp--Spicay! 

Jenna came too! She just had her birthday party like 2 weeks ago. 

Adam and his giant stack of homework! 
Jason came too! 

I had a coffee (what else?) and a HUGE half chocolate covered coconut macaroon! 

When I got home, I flipped through the book my Dad sent me for a gift! Born to Run by Chistopher McDougall. I had been wanting to read this and didn't even TELL him--good gift giving Dad!! 

I got this necklace from Jenna, in honor of spreading my wings on my new journey! 
If only I could run as fast-- then I would be set! 

Thanks everyone for a WONDERFUL birthday, it was a great day and I am surrounded by WONDERFUL friends and family! 


Annika said...

Looks like a beautiful day! Yay, for celebrations!

Candice said...

happy birthday late! cuuuute necklace by the way!

La- The Curvy Life said...

Awesome birthday!! How cool to get mail, an awesome gift from your dad AND A cool necklace! You deserve the best!! :)


Shan said...

Happy belated birthday, and I just know you'll love that book! I could not put it down!

teacherwoman said...

Looks like a great time! Happy belated birthday, girl!

bethtrue said...

gorgeous necklace - love it. also - you are going to love that book! i read it last year (library) and want to buy my own copy. hope you give us a "book review" when you're done with it.

Julie said...

Hi Mary,
I am glad that you had a wonderful time at your birthday dinner:) It looks like so much fun!! The pictures are great!! We are supposed to have gorgeous weather this weekend and I can't wait!! Enjoy it!!

cstironkat said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. The food looked wonderful.
I agree with you about Germany, it is such a beautiful place. Have a great weekend!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Your birthday dinner looks like it was so much fun! I wanna go to common roots so bad - next time you go, lemme know and I'll crash the party!

Ann said...

That necklace is FAB!!! Can't wait to hear more about your career transition and other exciting changes in your life!! Have a great weekend, Miss Mary!!

Loser Girl Jess said...

Happyhappy birthday! That sounds like a great celebration!

Mom on the Run said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great time :)

Melissa said...

Happy Late Birthday! Looks like you had a great one.

Rachel @ Shedding It said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a party all weekend too! :)

That Pink Girl said...

I'm a little late but Happy Birthday!!! This is going to be YOUR YEAR!!!

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