Taking a Break to Celebrate…

After much wedding planning, invitation assembly and studying, Ben & I took a night off to celebrate my 26th birthday! Ben had planned the evening and kept it all a secret from me – knowing the evening was arranged and taken care of, it left me to concentrate on other things (e.g. the CPA exam).

My birthday fell on a Friday, and I had a great day at work! Complete with an ice cream cake from Coldstone’s, singing, a crown (only during the song – tradition for my work on your birthday), and finally ending with drinks at the bar downstairs! I even got a free drink from the bartender at The Stockmarket!

I got off from work around 6pm, and headed home to get ready for my big night with Ben. We both got dressed up, and off to dinner we went! The destination still unknown to me, I left it until the final moment to start wondering where we were going. As we made our way to downtown Sacramento, I started to wonder if we were going to a new restaurant or back to an old favorite. When we reached our destination and finally parked, I had a vague recollection of being in the area before, but still couldn’t place the restaurant. It wasn’t until we were walking up to it that I realized we were going to The Melting Pot! Ben & I had dined here once before, and LOVED it! Of course, it’s not the healthiest of meals, but everyone’s gotta splurge once in a while!

Our meal was fantastic! We enjoyed cheese fondue, a pacific rim sampler of meats and fishes, and a delectable dessert of dark chocolate and marshmallow creme!

I posted a few pictures from the night on my gallery.

Ben also got me an awesome birthday gift – a new ipod to replace my old and broken one! Even better, this ipod came fully loaded with EVERY Beatles song EVER!! A big thanks to Dave for helping with this task! Ben also got me a Beatles shirt (to go with my ipod) and a Boondock Saints shirt!

My parents came into town on Saturday night and surprised me with a fruit tray (at my request – I’d had my fill of cake!) with yogurt & a candle! They got me this awesome computer bag I’d been eying at Overstock.com.

All in all, it was a fantastic birthday! Low key – which is exactly what I was aiming for. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it!


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Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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