Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Report

Happy Birthday to me! I haven't found the tribute post to me that I am sure someone out there must have written. So until I find one penned by another, I'll just write my own - not so much a tribute to me. That would be a bit gauche. I know better than that. So how about just a birthday report?

We officially celebrated my birthday yesterday which I guess made it My Birthday Observed. Today is the actual holiday. This isn't a milestone birthday for me but any birthday I guess is a milestone of sorts. Anyway, on My Birthday Observed we secured a babysitter so hubby and I could have an afternoon date. We had a nice lunch out at our favorite burrito place. I know that may not sound that nice but part of the foundation of our relationship is our shared love of big burrito places. We are big burrito connoisseurs and have left a trail of flour tortillas in our wake. I just have to pay homage right now to some of our old favorites from our Atlanta days: Tortillas, Raging Burrito, Willie's. I don't even know if those are still in business, but they hold special places in our hearts and stomachs. We haven't found a place in Maryland that quite meets the standards set in Atlanta, but there is one that is good enough.

I know this is supposed to be a birthday report not a food review. But in case you're worried that I didn't get a proper birthday meal just know that we did go out to a super nice dinner Friday night with some really great friends. So I guess My Birthday Observed sort of started on Friday.

After lunch, hubby and I did what all couples would do when they have a babysitter in the afternoon and haven't had any alone time in quite a while...we had an Afternoon Delightful shopping visit to the Pottery Barn outlet store. Yes! We picked up my birthday present which is this fabulous coffee table.

Just so you know, that is not my fabulous creamy couch. I know better than that.

After picking up the coffee table, we had a nice long drive through Northern Virginia horse country. There are so many stunning horse farms and we oohed and aaahed our way through the meandering roads. And we talked and we laughed.

When we came back home, I was greeted by this:

My fantastic boys and their SUPER Babysitter made this beautiful cake for me. It tastes as good as it looks.

It may well be the best birthday cake I have had in my life. They did a great job. And to add to my joy, other than the cake itself there was no trace in my kitchen that a cake had been prepared. SUPER Babysitter cleaned up everything! I love her!

My Birthday Observed was a wonderful day, spent with the people I love the most. Happy Birthday to me!


  1. Love the table!
    Happy Birthday week to you! :D

  2. Happy happy birthday! Hope it's a great day! I gave you a little shout out at the bottom of the bit of randomness I called a blog post. LOVE the coffee table btw!

  3. Another happy birthday greeting from here ... great coffee table!

  4. Happy birthday, Courtney!

    Great table, great cake, and WOW what a babysitter!

  5. that sure looks like a delicious cake!!!

  6. First of all...that babysitter is a keeper : )

    I love your coffee table..we have considered the same one. Genetics I guess.

    Sounds like a great day to me...Happy year!


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