Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Birthday Weekend

It was just that a birthday weekend.  Rich and I celebrated my birthday all weekend.  Lucky me!!  I think I might have to say that this birthday was almost perfect.  The "almost" comes into play simply because none of our kids were with me with the exception of Bella who joined us for dinner, but then went back to her dad's. 

Friday night started it off.  A real live-don't-have-to-get-home-because-we-have-kids-at-home date.  We went to sushi and did some shopping.  Rich bought me a REALLY nice pair of sunglasses for my birthday complete with a nice case and a promise from me that I would take very good care of them.  This is my first pair of expensive sunglasses.  Usually I am the $5.00 Target sunglasses because I lose or break them, lately I haven't been wearing any at all and that is really bad for my I'm told.  So I asked for a nice pair for my birthday.  We really enjoyed each others company and I know we are still newlyweds but I just can't get enough of this guy.

I tried to chronicle my actual birthday with pictures, but most of them are with my phone so they might not be the best quality. It was truly an amazing day.

We started the day with a walk to a park that has a duck pond.  We took Maggie and it was a beautiful morning for a walk.

The ducks were out to wish me a Happy Birthday, or maybe they just wanted bread...whatever.

Maggie didn't know what to think of them.  I know what to think of that man in the picture...handsome!!

We then went to breakie at one of our favorite places before heading off to the farmer's market. 

Here I am getting some oh-my-goodness-delicious apples.  Like my new sunglasses???  I haven't lost them yet.
So we now have my childhood piano in our living room.  So Rich has been asking me to give him piano lessons.  I thought he was just kidding, but in reality he was not so we swung by the local music store to get him some piano books.
I can't wait to get started.

We finished our grocery shopping for the week and went to lunch at our favorite restaurant Reds!!

My favorite guy at my favorite restaurant!!

While we were on our walk this morning we noticed that the park had public tennis courts so we decided to use the birthday money my mom sent us to buy used tennis rackets.  The Play It Again Sports was near Reds so we headed their next and got us some rackets and balls. We actually played on Sunday and had so much fun.  I am really bad, but got better and can't wait to play again.

We then headed off to the outlet mall and I bought a new purse (which was badly needed) and a book bag for school.  Rich found a shirt and some shorts and I finished some birthday shopping for Andrew and Bella.

It was then off to get Bella and head to one of our other favorite restaurants Maggianos.  Bella bought me some scrapbooking stuff and I was so glad to see her.  If only Sarah were home.  She did post a very wonderful message on my Facebook wall about how much she loves and misses me.  Did I mention how lucky I am??

We took Bella back to her dad's and went home.  I got my last two presents from Rich a very nice set of stainless steel measuring cups and a pair of herb clippers from Williams Sonoma.  He really knows me well!!

Such an amazing day.  Thank you honey you truly made it so very special.

More Later

- A Ro


  1. Sounds like a great day to me : ) I have a piano. I have always wanted to play but I do not have a musical bone in my body. (other than loving music) I know people say that but in my case it really is true. Do you think I could be taught? I'm asking in all seriousness.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. My daughter is taking piano lessons. I can't wait to hear her play!
    Hope you had a happy birthday.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you! My birthday is this coming week so I'm having birthday week! :) Enjoy those sunglasses and don't lose them! I'm so bad at either losing or scratching!

  4. What a lovely birthday weekend! Love your new shades :) I think I'm going to ask for new reading glasses for my birthday (I have to have prescription ones). Ha!

  5. Sounds like a perfect weekend.
    Happy Birthday!