Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had quite the birthday weekend. I turned 33 on Friday (the 23rd). Grandma and Grandpa offered to watch the kids at their house for the weekend, so Keith and I had a chance to spend some time child-free. I drove over to Clearwater on Friday evening to stay with Keith in the apartment over there. We ate dinner at a fabulous seafood place. The next morning, we went down to Fort Desoto beach. It is so beautiful there. Of course, I didn't bring the camera with me at all this weekend. We had a great time walking and talking on the beach. The fresh air and warm sunshine was very welcoming, especially after our cooler weather we had been having.
Saturday afternoon we drove back over to our house. After being in the minivan for over 2 hours, we enjoyed sitting out back by the pool until it was time to get ready to go out to dinner. We went to Season's 52, since Keith's parents had given us a gift certificate to there for Christmas and we had not had a chance to go yet. Dinner was fantastic. Every meal is under 450 calories and very tasty. Then we had plans to go see a movie, but there didn't seem to be anything playing that we were really interested in. Instead, we walked around the mall and ran into an old friend there. We came home and put in a movie only for us both to end up sound asleep by 9:30pm.
Sunday morning we had plans to meet Keith's parents and the kids up at First Watch for breakfast. Keith decided we should take the motorcycle instead of the minivan. I'm still learning how to be more relaxed on the back of the bike, but truthfully it's a little too outside my comfort zone. It's hard to go from seat belts and airbags to just being out in the open. And the helmet makes my hair weird for the rest of the day.
Overall, it was a great birthday. I didn't take any pictures, so I will leave you with a picture of me from elementary school and last year's Happy Birthday song from the little ones.


Becca and Jason said...

OMGosh- look at that picture!

I'm glad you had a good birthday weekend! Happy Birthday!!!!

Melissa said...

Hi Mary! What a fun birthday weekend. I come over to your blog sometimes just to check the weather looks a little chilly down there for you guys right now. I don't blame you about the motorcycle. I would be a little nervous myself.

Rachel H. said...

OH DARN IT! I had no idea it was your birthday! I feel like such a bad friend.

Sounds like such a wonderful birthday! I am so glad you got to enjoy. You deserve that.

Mrs. Darling said...

Ooooo cute pic! Happyu Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I love the photo - and I'm glad you had a happy birthday!

Fox Family said...

How did I completely miss the fact that it was your birthday last week?! I'm so sorry. But I am soooo glad that you had a great birthday. What an awesome thing to be able to escape with your husband for a special time. Happy belated birthday :)