i had a pretty big birthday this past weekend. really big. huge. i'm still in denial about this birthday. it's a problem with me. however! it was the best birthday ever and here's why: i'm super, duper spoiled. i have the best husband, ever! and amazingly killer kids too. here's what i woke up to:
|breakfast made by the boys|
isn't that the cutest? the boys made me breakfast. apparently we were out of fruit, so, i got carrots instead. genius. lovely coke zero with the straw. these boys know me well. the handmade card is my fave.
|my balloons...too bad you can't see my favorite, it says|
"fabulous, flirty & 30"
hubs & the kids brought me some balloons, which are my favorite. seriously. balloons make me all warm & fuzzy inside. aren't they just happy in their floatiness?
|the gorgeous view from our hotel|
as if that wasn't enough, husband surprised me with a night away downtown. this is the lovely view from our hotel room. you'll see my alma mater, the university of utah, to the right. such a gorgeous blue sky with those mountains! i missed those mountains, a lot, when i lived away. i need to appreciate the beauty of utah a lot more. oh, yes i do!
|the best mojito from the cheesecake factory|
in true "me" style, had to go to cheesecake factory for an early dinner/late lunch. i know, cliche, but, i love that cheesecake factory! there's always a wait, no matter what time of day you're there, but, i'll tell you what, the food is always yum, and lordinheaven get yourself a mojito. you will thank me. it's worth the calories to get the cheesecake too. hello. it is the cheesecake factory.
as i'm completely out of the loop, i finally had the chance to check out city creek. it's pretty cool. lovely atmosphere...it's a big mall. there you go.
|snow patrol at the depot|
oh, the snow patrol! what a fabulous show! i love the depot, the sound is awesome and it's a smaller venue, so, you really feel part of the show. i knew every single song and belted my little heart out (oh, if i could sing!). snow patrol is a favorite of mine. i'm a bit of a music snob, so, this is saying something.
|brunch at the grand america|
|desert at the grand america|
mercy! have you ever had brunch at the grand america? of course you have, you get out! me, not so much! i've heard about it for years & years & years. i did grow up in utah, you know. and before the grand america breakfast buffet, you had the little america breakfast buffet (which i hear is also fabulous, but, since i never get out, i've never been...). let. me. tell. you. holy wow. i can't begin to express the awesomeness that is this buffet. the restaurant is fabulously gorgeous, live music, amazing tables filled with divine treats at every turn. i didn't want to leave. ever. i dream about it.
aren't i the luckiest girl alive? don't i know it! kind of makes getting older a little more bearable. a little. i'm still in denial and i plan to stay there for a very long time.
thanks to the hubs & my kiddles for giving me the best birthday ever!!!