Saturday, October 1, 2011

on my 30th birthday

On my 30th birthday, the kids and I made a cake....a chocolate coconut rum cake.
Yes! Rum!

The cake is super delicious!
For lunch, the kids and I went out to eat at Pollo Tropical.
It's Cuban and Caribbean fast food and so, so good!
I couldn't believe how well the kids ate it!
I thought for sure they'd turn their noses up at it.
I was wrong.
Chicken on the bone, rice and black beans are truly a child's dream come true.

My sweet friend Neli took me out to eat at Fuddruckers.
Home of some fantastic burgers!
I hadn't eaten at a Fuddruckers in years.
It was like coming home.

Upon ordering our burgers, filling our drink cups and searching for a table,
I find that Neli has planned more than just a 
birthday "date".
She planned a surprise party!!!!!!
Several girls from my church were waiting for us to celebrate my birthday!
It was a great surprise!  I didn't have any clue and the timing couldn't have been
I was truly in need of that sweet display of encouragement and friendship for my 30th
I almost became emotional, but I held it together.

Sisters, Jessica and Veronica, took time out of their evenings to celebrate my birthday.

Jaime, Kari and Meghan celebrated with me.

Meghan's sister, Lori and my sweet friend, Linda were also in attendance.

Of course I got some yummy brownies and ice cream!
They also sang to me.
Kinda embarrassing but that's part of the birthday game, eh?

All the girls were so very generous and gifted me so kindly.
I got so many nice things, especially jewelry!

Neli was able to love up on Veronica's baby, Amelia.

Amelia's cousin, Meghan also enjoyed some cuddle time.

My birthday was made very special by the wonderful people in my life.
I am truly blessed to have such sweet friends.


Izzy's Mommy said...

awww.... I'm ALMOST emotional at the thought of you being emotional... what a couple of SAPS we are lol I'm so glad you enjoyed your bday... it doesn't even begin to express how thankful I am for you! Happy celebration of the day you graced the earth with your presence!!! LOL love you! :)

TAB said...

Thank you, Neli!!!!!

Olivia said...

Awww!!! I am so glad you had such a great birthday!!! Look at those beautiful sisters ♥ I miss you Tabby :(

Laurie said...

Fun surprise! Keep celebrating birth!

Izzy's Mommy said...

Awww I just noticed in the pic w/ your cake, that the kiddos are wearing the aprons I made them... so cute... tear * :) xo