In the evening I went to the movies with some girlfriends. We saw "The Time Travelers Wife". Don't hate me, but did anyone else think it was better than the book? If you are going to see it, bring tissues. After the movie we went out for "drinks" (meaning lemonade) and appetizers (HUGE nachos) and of course, cake. My diet took a birthday hiatus.
My actual birthday was just as perfect. After a breakfast of peaches and strawberries with cream (my favorite) I spent the morning cruising the local consignment fair (thanks for the early pass Brandy!) and had the most luxurious massage at a downtown spa. (Thanks Mary Lea!) I came home to find Lydia and Shane putting the finishing touches on my cake. After blowing out the candles, opening gifts and eating a small(ish) piece of cake, I leisurely got ready for a date and was ready just as our babysitter arrived (thanks Jenn!)
Shane and I tried a romantic Italian restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. The Ossobuco was to die for and the Tiramisu divine. What is it about low lights and exposed brick walls that makes you want to bare your souls and then make out? :)
I couldn't have planned my birthday better.
As a side note, you know that your friends and family know you well when your gifts seem to follow a theme. For the most part they were either.....
for the kitchen....
(Thank you for the pots and pans mom and dad!)