Sunday, May 31, 2009

happy birthday to me!

I had a fantastic birthday yesterday! I began my day with my usual weekend trip to the Farmer's Market:
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$36 poorer when I arrived home, but loaded down with all of this good stuff! Clockwise from top left: wholegrain sandwich bread, chives, hot salsa, two pounds of asparagus, wholegrain tortillas, basil, eggs, and pepper Jack cheese. YUM!

After the Farmer's Market, I met up with five of my girlfriends for lunch at Galactic Pizza! We chatted while we enjoyed salad, cheesey bread, pizza, and the awesome Chai Latte cupcakes Courtney made!! I received a couple of nice cards and gifts, too -- a great birthday surprise! Thank you Courtney, Ann, Christine, Tiffany, and Ashley! It was great to see all of you!

After lunch, Dan and I loaded up our CamelBaks, hopped into the car, stopped at the co-op for picnic supplies, and drove 45 minutes out of the city to Lake Maria State Park. We went for a six-mile hike, enjoyed our picnic dinner at the "Wildlife Viewing Area," and took one more short one-mile hike before heading back to town. Photos from the afternoon:
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On our way back into town, we stopped at Cheapo, where Dan encouraged me to pick out my birthday present -- two new CDs! We then headed home, where I pretty much collapsed into bed -- too much birthday fun, exercise, and busy-ness. (But I slept really well last night!)

Back to the grind for me today. But . . . less than two weeks until vacation time! Wee!

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Wishing you a belated happy birthday!! :-)

Courtney said...

I am so happy to hear you had a good birthday! I was glad to be able to celebrate a bit of it with you :o)

The photos from your hike look lovely! It was the perfect day for it, too--not too hot. I hope you had a nice picnic and a nice afternoon with Dan!

Courtney
PS Happy Day After your Birthday!!

Ricki said...

Glad it was such a good day--happy belated birthday! And the photos are stunning--so much GREEN! :)

aTxVegn said...

The photos are so beautiful! What a wonderful day for celebrating. Happy Birthday!

jd said...

Ooh! Happy belated b-day!

It sounds/looks like you had a perfect day! And I love that pic of the two of you; very cute :)

Sharon said...

I love the relaxing pictures, so beautiful! And happy belated birthday!!

shellyfish said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds to me like you had an excellent birthday - beautiful friends, beautiful scenery with your sweetie and CDs!