Thursday, December 5, 2013

28 years young

Apparently, 28 is the best year of your 20s.  Who knew?

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.
My parents got me a jacket I had spied a few weeks earlier at J. Crew factory. Despite knowing what I was getting, I was still thrilled! Sadly, it was 65 degrees in Austin and it's been even warmer in Houston so I haven't yet had a chance to wear it. On the upside, we're supposed to get pretty chilly this weekend and I'm itching to wear this beauty!

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.



  1. You would need your cute jacket today in Austin! The cold front is hitting and its the perfect time to show that jacket off!

    Happy belated birthday :)

  2. Happy Birthday! It's currently 52 degrees here and that's warm for us!

  3. Happy belated birthday and oh man, those food pics are making me drool!

  4. 28 really is the best year! Sounds like some great celebrating went down, and your hot some truly awesome gifts!

  5. Aw happy birthday! Sounds like it was pretty great. I love that jacket!!!


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