Friday, 3 September 2010


Technically it was my birthday but my “party” consisted of dinner with my mom + sister who were visiting from PA & Saskatoon and Greg, Finley + Penelope and I stayed up until a whopping 10pm….oh how I live the life of a rockstar…..

I actually had a great day despite the fact that I am basically exhausted and grasping for energy with every move I make. It started by going shopping with my mom and sister and the girls. We hit up Costco, IKEA, Michaels, and Zellers. I purchased a new laundry hamper for Finley at Ikea and a set of glasses from Zellers with a gift card I had received from my Aunty Sandy and Uncle Lloyd for my birthday. We headed home so Finley could have a nap and get ready for supper out.

We went to Red Lobster for supper, which is one of my favorites – at least for seafood. I had a delicious crab and shrimp combo and Finley loved the shrimp. It made me happy that she was quite well behaved at dinner. Eating out proves to be a challenge these days! My sister had told the waitress that it was my birthday so of course I was humiliated by having them sing to me in front of everybody. Finley loved it and especially loved the chocolate lava cookie that I received. It’s rare she gets chocolate so of course she took full advantage of it!

I got some really cool gifts for my birthday: a new black Marmot shell from Greg and the girls. I had bought a brown Marmot shell in Seattle last summer and I loved it. My black MEC one was falling apart after 6 years of wear and tear so Greg surprised me with a new one. I also got a cute pink Coach bag from my sister along with a Starbucks gift card. I could seriously use a Soy No Water Chai Latte as I am writing this but lack the energy to go purchase one…hahah. I also got some money and rough rider glasses from my mom and I also received the above mentioned gift card from my Aunt & Uncle.

All in all, it was a great day and although I no longer am able to (nor do I want to) party like it’s my birthday, I truly wouldn’t have it any other way!

Thank you mom, Kristy, Greg, Finley & Penelope for a wonderful 31st birthday!

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