I didn't make a big deal of it on here, but I celebrated my 28th birthday last Monday. It was pretty low-key and I have to say, I sort of enjoyed that part. We stretched the celebrating out over a few days but no one day was balls-to-the-wall crazy. The night before my birthday we had our regular Sunday Family dinner with B's side. They had a cake for me and made one of my favorite meals: steak and mashed potatoes. I got two amazing cookbooks that I've been eying and a beautiful, thoughtful necklace from my future sister-in-law.
|"mrs" necklacke | The Real Girl's Kitchen | Against All Grain|
Monday night, my actual birthday, I started my day with a Pure Barre class and ended my day by working the night shift in the ICU. Most people probably think this would be an awful way to spend a birthday but I really enjoyed my shift. The staff wished me happy birthday and I got an IV started successfully!
Wednesday we headed to Austin for the Thanksgiving holiday. My brothers were occupied that evening, but I was able to enjoy a wonderful birthday dinner with my parents and my grandmother. If you're ever in Austin I would highly recommend Spicewood Tavern. It's a great little restaurant in my parent's neighborhood that's relatively new and we've enjoyed a few nights there over the last year. They usually have live music going and there are always great beers on tap. B had The Goolsby, a drink made with jalapeno and serrano infused tequila - spicy!
|delicious crab fritters|
|Steak really is my favorite meal.|
B had told me that my gift still hadn't arrived, but when I came back to town on Monday it was here! He surprised me with a gorgeous watch I've been drooling over for months. Between getting to spend time with family, loving my nursing program, and getting to marry the man of my dreams in a few months, I'd say that 28 is going to be a wonderful year for me. The gifts I was spoiled with were just icing on the cake.