I enjoyed a long weekend full of celebrations with coworkers, family, and friends. On Thursday, my very generous coworkers decorated my office and decorated me with a tiara, necklace, and ribbon with a "30" theme. They also ordered a birthday cake that we promptly sliced and ate at breakfast time! Even though I was really busy in the office on Thursday, the birthday celebration really kicked off a great long weekend. As an added bonus the weather was sunny and near 80 for the entire long holiday weekend. It's much appreciated after the rough winter we had this year.
My birthday fell on Good Friday, so I ended up getting a day off work. I started my day with a manicure and pedicure. I enjoyed dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with my mom, husband, and aunt. Everything was perfect.
Believe it or not, there was even more fun to come. My husband took me to the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday. If you didn't know, I love animals (shout out to my pups, Milo and Zelda) and I haven't been to the zoo since elementary school. It made my day to walk around in the unseasonably warm weather watching the otters play in the water, the mama orangutan with her baby, and the crocodiles chilling in their tank. But that's not where the fun ended. When we got back in town, my husband drove to my mother's home where there was a surprise party waiting for me, complete with a huge spread of food fit for an Easter dinner!
Needless to say, I had way too much fun.
Oh, and I'm not one of those women who is ashamed of her age. I'm 30 and loving it. The 20's were fun, but I'm looking forward to this new decade.
Here are some highlights from my extra special birthday/Easter weekend...
Enjoying a Mai Tai with mom
Celebrating with a royal gift (I haven't even seen this movie yet!)
Chocolate Tuxedo Cheesecake = yum!
My second birthday cake of the weekend... filled with fresh strawberries and creme and topped with whipped icing... my absolute favorite!
The lovely white gold necklace with the diamond heart pendant that I'm sporting in these photos was a gift from my husband. I don't own much "real" jewelry (I normally wear costume), but he wanted to give me something special to remember this birthday. I like it.