Friday, February 12, 2010

Goodbye Twenties....

Saying goodbye to my twenties this week wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be, with so many special people helping to celebrate my "birthday week" and keeping my chin up! Starting Sunday when my sister Jessie came into town all the way from Tallahassee for a special Birthday lunch, kicking the week off right! There was no question where and what to eat....Niffer's corn nuggets!
And she gave me just what I wanted....(which may be sad, but it definitely screams "I'm thirty, and getting old!" because this little "chef", using that term lightly here people, needed a new sifter, griddle, and pepper mill.....sheesh.)
Monday was a long day at work, filled with some personal family business weighing heavily on my heart as well, so when I came home and saw this guy walk in the door with these....
How could I not smile!?!
Tuesday was a roller coaster of emotions once must be in my blood. (Poor Jeff.) An Army auditor walked in my office in all her sassy glory, like she didnt know it was my birthday week or something., to audit me. Add in the family thing.... The next thing I know these tulips are being delivered, and I can do nothing but cry. (like on the phone. to the florist. because I called them.) Jeff is definitely earning his stripes.
So Wednesday was my birthday. And first on the agenda is meeting with that wretched auditor who rode in on her broom. When I return to my office, I see.....
My dear friend Haley got her hands on some streamers (that's what we engineers like to call surveying tape when we're being creative....) and decorated my office, and along with signs announcing to the world I've officially turned 30. Thanks, now the world knows!!
And right on cue, as the final streamer was hung apparently a THIRD bouquet arrived for the week....30 pink roses for my 30th year!
I was on Cloud Nine, needless to say! After a birthday lunch with Jeff, and a (little prize there too!) I tried my best to focus on work the rest of the day....but my office smelled like a greenhouse! Ahhhh.....
After work, it was off to dinner at Sushiko, who has the BEST sushi in town with Haley and Jeff, two of my favorite people!

Check out that spread!!

Oh, see that thing in the middle? The white thing with the black seaweed band? That's octopus. Yep, sure it. And not your little fried squid appy either. No sir-the real deal. Jeff ordered it and said, "oh, you'll like it, its kind of seared on both sides...not raw like the tuna." Let me tell you what. That thing was jiggly as the day is long. But like a good girl, I tried it, see.

Tenticles and all.

And you'll never guess....but I liked it!!

After devouring all my sea creatures, I thought my birthday week had finally come to a funfilled end...until I hear the clinking sounds of little Japanese servers and their instruments entering my view. (I am praying in this moment there is no candle in a Kani roll, with a shot of Saki on the side....) But Jeff strikes again. Either I am completely oblivious, or I ignore the obvious on purpose because I love surprises....but he (with the help of Haley I'm sure!) snuck a cake in behind my back from my favorite bakery, Columbus Corner Bakery! The funny servers did sing an interesting (and interactive!) song, and we then dive into my delicious...or should I say FABULOUS cake! Best part about this cake is when Jeff went to the bakery and they asked him how he wanted it decorated, he told them I was turned 30 (obviously) and said I love the word "Fabulous!" and apparently they asked what else?? So he told them "Well, she's really turned into a real Betty Crocker lately...." Hilarious! So check out the cake!! Priceless!

This guy is the best!

So is the girl!

And I had the best birthday week ever! Thank you to all my friends and family for making it so special, with birthday wishes, cards, texts, calls, lunches, dinners, emails, EVERYTHING! I love yall! Bring on 30!


  1. I remember 30 years ago. You were 15 days late being no hurry. Ever since then, time seems to have flown by. I enjoyed watching you grow up and am so proud of the beautiful daughter you are, inside and out. I love you.

  2. Awww....Niffer' ALL TIME FAVORITE! I love that place and MUST eat there any chance I get! I just about went broke in college getting grilled chicken salads and corn nuggets from there every week!!!!

    Love your kitchen gifts, and all your flowers, and that funky cake...yum-o! Happy Birthday girl...and welcome to the 30' awesome ride, indeed.