The last of the birthday celebrations was a success. These girls know how to make a girl feel special.
Sleeping for 9 hours straight makes a girl feel real special too.
We did get room service the night of my birthday at about midnight. I wish ice cream (especially the mint oreo variety) could be delivered straight to my coffee table as a daily occurrence. In other news, my friends don’t like mint flavored ice cream… they say it tastes like toothpaste. I guess that just means more for me?
We got back, picked up Brookers and then went to church and then to my parents’ house for dinner. Brooke thinks my mom is pretty incredible because of her tomato juggling skills.
My mom put together a salad bar with all of my favorite toppings for dinner. She literally is the best.
My sister and her family arrived and then it was time to eat.
Baked sweet potatoes, grilled chicken, grapes, cucumbers, cottage cheese, pineapple, peppers, carrots, poppyseed dressing… all of the best things in life.
We got to work on presents which Brooke always likes to take over.
My family asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told them all I wanted was dog gear. Pretty stoked about it!
My dad and I have shared our bday dinner parties for my entire life and it is my favorite part of my birthday!
My mom had cake, date bars (I’ll share the recipe later today) and an ice cream sundae bar.
Brooke was pretty grateful she had my cousin there to play doggies with all night.
PS I loved watching watching the interview after the Marathon Trials. Just amazing. It’s long but I love hearing about the behind the scenes with their rough patches. I love how they all talked about how amazing Meb is at the end, how positive he is and how encouraging he has been for all of the other athletes (and Meb starts crying…).
Also, a little clip about Jared Ward (he took 3rd for the men)… I run on some of the same paths that they show in the clip:
Mint flavored ice cream… yay or nay?
What would you choose for your birthday dinner and/or dessert?
What do you have going on today? Do you have the day off? Kids home from school? Nice run outside? Give me the 411!