Sad that my birthday weekend is over, but what an oh-so amazing weekend it was! I got to do pretty much everything I wanted to, had to make some quick plan changes due to crappy rain , but we made due and had a lot of fun.
I got my carnival food fix. I had a corn dog and nachos and a lot of Miller Lite. We got to take the bike too, it was a beautiful evening. We made a stop at two of our favorite bars in town for a couple more draught beers, but were home by about 11 since Joe had to work in the morning.
I spent the morning running errands then headed over to my aunts pool for some swimming. Unfortunately we spent the afternoon covered with our towels continually checking the radar to see when the storm was going to force us inside. It got really cool and started raining around 5 so we had to change our carnival plans. We ended up at Gunsmoke Grill for dinner and drinks. The service was not good. The place is really small and has a tough time accommodating 14 people. Their food is so good, but we were disappointed with the way that we were treated. I made a reservation for 14 and they said it would be fine. We got there and the table was only set up for 12 so right off the bat, they had things messed up. I wish they would've just said that our party was too big for them to handle, we would've gone somewhere else. We know the owners and normally have a good experience there, I think our party was just too much & they were busier than they expected to be. Some of our group of friends came; it was really nice to catch up with them. It’s so hard to get us all together; it’s pretty rare when we are all free, but we were able to work it out. After dinner we met up with some other friends at a bar in town, but went home early again. The weather was kind of putting a damper on things and we were pretty tired.
new clears for the bike from my aunt & uncle
me and ma boo-thang!
, my actual birthday, was perfect. Joe took me to Brandy’s for brunch, it’s an upscale martini bar, but they serve an amazing breakfast. After brunch we went to Zales and Joe let me pick out a pair of diamond earrings. I've wanted a pair forever, but would never buy them without some occasion to justify spending the money. I love them. My ears are sensitive so I usually get sterling silver studs to wear for my every day earrings, but I thought now that I’m getting a little older I could step it up to the real deal.
mimosa, cinnamon rolls, and a huge breakfast!
Mike and Jessica picked us up for the Wine, Lobster, & Jazz fest around . It was a beautiful day & we had so much fun. We ended up tasting at every winery, which was 17 total. Jessica bought me a bottle of wine and a really pretty pendant from one of the vendors for my birthday presents along with both mine and Joe’s tickets for the event. Very sweet of her! We thought it was the perfect way to also be celebrating Best Friends Day. We went to an Irish pub in downtown Utica for supper, Duffy’s. I had a pretzel and 2 corn dogs… yeah I was reallllly bad this weekend. I drank and ate entirely too much but I knew that this would be the last weekend I would be since I started by IVF prep diet, more to come on that .
I couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend. I got to spend time with my family and friends that mean the most to me. There was no drama, & we didn't let the rain ruin our plans. I’m feeling really good about what 28 has in store for me. My biggest wishes this year are getting pregnant and starting our house & we are so close to both of those things. I know this is going to be our year!