I had a fantastic birthday weekend and I have all of one picture to show for it. LOL I have to get better at taking pictures with my phone at least.
I took off work for my birthday this year since it fell on a Friday. I just couldn't stomach the idea of having to work AND turn 30 on the same day. :)
Michael and I had a fun day together on Friday and we headed to Nashville (about 2 hours away) and did a little shopping (at thrift stores) and ate at The Cheesecake Factory for the first time! We had a delicious meal and we both got the chicken salad and soup. They had fresh-made New England Chowder soup and I literally could have licked my bowl, it was that good. The chicken salad was yummy too but a little heavy on celery. Still wonderful and we topped it all off with some cheesecake, of course. I had the Ultimate Red Velvet cheesecake and Michael opted for the original. Our nice waiter even made my plate special for me and I had a candle too! It was a very nice thing of them to do for me and made me feel so special.
We capped the day off by going to Opry Mills Mall for a little bit to Bass Pro Shops (for birthday gifts for my Dad & brother) and I hit up a big sale at the Carters outlet too. My feet were killing me due to my poor choice of wearing flat sandals, by the end of the day so we headed on home after that.
My parents kept Jonah overnight for us Friday night so I got to sleep in a little bit (7:00 is sleeping in for me now). Then I picked up Jonah and we headed down to Piney campground in LBL (Land Between the Lakes) which is just a short drive from our house. My in-laws were camping down there and it's such a fun place for Jonah to play outside in the dirt. Michael was partaking in a fishing tournament so we just went down and hung out for a while and let Jonah play in the beautiful weather and see his other grandparents. His Papa and him took a walk through the woods up to the campground supply store where Jonah got a little a stuffed animal Owl to take home. His name is Hootie. LOL
Saturday night my Mom fixed a special birthday supper for my Dad and I. My Dad's birthday is April 2nd so we always combine our special family meals. Mom made her wonderful lasagna and fruit salad and then we had Holy Crap Cake (I will have to share that recipe sometime. It's called that because that is what people say when they take the first bite). It was such a delicious meal and a great time visiting with family.
Sunday we went to church and had a fellowship meal afterwards. We have ate big all weekend! Then we just rested at the house and played outside.
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends!
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