Friday was my 29th birthday and though my week was emotionally trying and a birthday shopping trip with my Momma (thanks Mom!), an angry Maxine Jane and a rambunctous Elijah went horribly wrong, I had a wonderful birthday.
I was pleasantly surprised by a package that arrived in my mailbox upon returning home from aforementioned shopping trip from hell.
It was the print from this post from Jules at MeanGirlGarage! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift from an excellent friend. She had Eloise from Hide N Seek write a little note for me, I was so excited.
Jeremiah said, "Thanks for showing up my gift random internet lady."
And then right after getting this awesome birthday gift I opened a birthday card and a book from Jeremiah. Which was a wonderful surprise as well, because we had planned a night out, I assumed he wasn't going to get me a gift. When I opened the meowing card (It meowed 'Happy Birthday') and saw his writing my heart beat a little faster. I love seeing his writing, especially when it's for me. "I love you." .sigh. Written there for me to look at over and over again.
We took the baby to Jeremiah's Mum's house (Thanks Teresa!) and after navigating torrential downpours and infuriating traffic we checked into a downtown hotel. It was pretty damn cold and I was delighted to watch all the ladies run around in their strapless evening gowns waiting for the teenage valet to bring their cars. I was fascinated by the husbands (boyfriends, friends, whatever) lack of concern for their wives. You would think one would put his arms around her to keep her warm, or offer her his jacket, but out of the dozens of couples I espied that evening there was none of that. Interesting.
We walked through the maze of downtown, loomed over by my personal Gotham City's skyline and went for a lovely late dinner at a restaurant neither one of us had ever been to. The waiter loved his Hilfiger cologne, but other than his nauseating smell we had a very nice dinner.
Here's a photo recap of our evening and our trip to the History Center the next day. And here's where I say 'Thank You' for the millionth time to Jeremiah for being my friend and lifepartner. I love you too.
Birthday Gloomy Greys:
Birthday Blurry Dinner Photo:
Birthday Bridges and Baseball Parks:
Birthday Annoying Jeremiah with a Neverending Barrage of Photos:
My Lord and Liege:
Birthday Visit with Mr. Rogers:
Thanks to everyone for the birthday emails and the well wishes on the book of faces! Do I look incredibly old now?!