Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seeing Double @ 33

On Saturday I turned 33.  And I know it sounds cliche, but where has the time gone?!  I'm approaching my MID-thirties!!!  Seems unreal, and it seems like yesterday I was with my girlfriends in Savannah celebrating the big 3 OH!  Sometimes I think life should only allow so much change in a specific amount of time.  Just to be able to appreciate life more?  To try and slow life down.  But life doesn't work that way, and for that I am grateful, because I'm able to look back and embrace all of the change in my life over the past 3 years. 
Saturday morning I went and met my friend Andrea at Lucile's in Denver.  This is such a fantastic restaurant!  And being able to sit and chat with Andrea over a nice long breakfast, was the perfect way to start "my" day.  It's great having her in my life, because our lives are somewhat parallel to each other, since we are both newlyweds.  It's always a comforting feeling to go and talk to someone, and having them relate to you because they are going through the exact same thing.
After breakfast Chris and I hung out at home.  We were going to see a movie, but then I decided to open up all of my cards and gifts.  I hold onto the cards and gifts I receive in the mail, for the purpose of opening everything up together, on my actual birthday. 
My mom's gift to me was quite the tear-jerker....
 A huge and beautiful scrapbook/blogbook made by my cousin Kari.  It has all of my blog posts from October 2011 to just past my honeymoon!  It's so special, and I love it.  I can't even imagine the thought, time, and energy spent on it.  It's one of my most favorite gifts ever.  And it's HUGE!  As I was turning the first few pages with tears streaming down my face I knew Chris and I wouldn't make it to the movie.  I did look through the whole thing, but reading it will definitely take some time.  I immediately called my mom to thank her, and she was just as thrilled at it as me!  Thank YOU Kari!  You have such a beautiful talent, and this is a gift I will treasure forever.
After looking through the scrapbook and opening the rest of my cards, Chris and I drove downtown.  We arrived early for our dinner reservation, so we decided to spend sometime in the Tattered Cover, a local bookstore.  After looking through some magazines, we walked over to one of my all time favorite restaurants, the Vesta Dipping Grill.  I just love this place, and each time I go I love it a little bit more.  Consistently good service, always good food, a great atmosphere.  This place just creates a fabulous dining experience all the way around.  I've noticed that some "fancy" places have high prices to compensate for the service staff....people always checking on you, filling your water glass, cleaning your table.  And in my opinion it just TOO much.  This place has it just right.  Dinner there on Saturday night, was definitely a highlight.  We shared a salad, a cheese and meat tray, and I had the scallops.  I love scallops.  So good!  One of the many things I love and appreciate is a nice good leisurely meal, and this was all of that and more!  I could go on and on....
After our fantastic meal we headed over to the Wynkoop to watch the Impulse Theater improve show.  Funny thing about this show, is prior to Chris I had never heard of this venue.  I had been to the Wynkoop when I first started at Qwest (almost 10 years ago) and never knew they had a underground theater with a comedy show.  I like to think I'm in the "know" in regards to what's going on around Denver, and the fact that I had never heard of this, just surprised me.  Anyways, the show is awesome.  This was the second time Chris and I had gone, and it is HI-Larious!  Such a good time, and not crazy expensive for 90 minutes worth of entertainment.  It's a show of 5 actors, and it's all strictly improve!  So none of it is scripted, and it's just fun and funny!  If you're looking for something different to do, I highly recommend Impulse Theater!
Overall the birthday was fantastic.  It was a great day spent with some of my favorite people.  I'm definitely looking forward to what the next year will bring!


Emily Foley said...

What a sweet gift. Happy Birthday! It sounds like a terrific day.

Summer said...

How cute! I want to hear more of your married life. :)

sarahlove said...

That is such a thoughtful gift! :D