I had a lovely birthday this year. My parents came up the day before and watched the kids so I could take Emmie to her well check. Mark took me shopping the week before because...well, because my clothes were getting baggy and falling down. It's a good problem to have.
Mark made my chocolate cake with chocolate icing and Zoe suggested we had mini chocolate chips. Fully of yumminess.
We live in a military town which means a lot of "transplants" come here and stay. I love meeting new people and trying new foods. This summer, some neighbors recommended a Hawaiian barbecue place. We were more than happy to try it out. Mark and I tried it out on a date night and loved it. So, my birthday dinner request was for the family to experience a bit of Hawaii in our little Southern town. It's not a fancy place but the food. Oh, the food is awesome!
On Friday nights they have Polynesian dancers. My little dancer, Ceili Rain, loved it and just had to get a picture made with the dancers.
My other birthday request was to get our bedroom painted. I spent several hours in our dark brown room when Emmie was born. I grew tired of the color and wanted a lighter color...a blue. So, I grabbed several paint samples and stared at them for several months before deciding on one. Mark painted it the weekend of my birthday and I couldn't be happier. It's bright and more welcoming.
This is the painting in progress.