July 30, 2007

Thanks for the memories!

Saturday was my birthday. Actually, my birthday started a week early with the Harry Potter book (which I did enjoy. It's nice to finally have a happy ending to one of those books!). Then on Saturday one of my close friends here planned a whole day full of fun events in my honor. She was one of my close friends in Baltimore who moved out here a couple months after we did in order to get married to a California guy. I did their wedding invitations, we go walking every other weekend and now she gave me a fantastic day.

We met them at 10 am and drove to a local stable for a horseriding expedition. It was the first time Jrex ever rode a horse and the first time I had since girl scout camp as a little girl. The good news was that Jrex came away considering riding lessons and a potential back-country horseback tour. I would LOVE to do something like that.

After that we had lunch in Saratoga at a cute little restaurant. The wallpaper, the decor and the bathrooms all felt like visiting your old-fashioned grandmother's house, but the food was great. Then we blitzed down to Santa Cruz for a boat tour of the bay.


To finish off the lovely day, my amazing husband cooked us all a gourmet feast with pancetta pasta in a homemade sauce, organic greens for a salad and two little berry pies for dessert (he bought those, don't worry).

I've had wonderful birthdays before; this was the first time I had a complete birthday week!


Anonymous said...

Sound utterly FABULOUS! Glad it was an amazing birthday week!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday. That sounds pretty close to perfect. Wow.

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Anonymous said...

I just read Newsweek's review of Harry Potter VII as a Christian fantasy novel. Newsweek told the ending, so it's now in the public domain.

Please write your evaluation. How did the book affect you? Did Rowlings succeed in what she attempted? Could she have used a good editor? And so on.

Mama Nabi said...

Awww... a bit jealous, the day sounds so idyllic. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

jo(e) said...

That sounds like it was wonderful.

Happy belated birthday!

Beloved said...

Happy birthday! What a fabulous way to celebrate.