Yep I just had a birthday, well, it has been a few weeks now. It was April 13th, yes on a Friday. I turned 29. And I will stay 29 for all future birthdays. No more aging, right? Heh.
My Mom came to visit for my birthday and it was super exciting. She managed to find a good deal on a flight a few weeks before so I went and took a few days off and she came to visit. There was only one ticket left according to that deal but Dad didn’t have the time off anyway so he probably wouldn’t have been able to make it.
Mom arrived Thursday late morning so we (me, hubby, and Mom) went to lunch straight from the airport to a Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant called Cafe 121 right by where I work that I like a lot but rarely end up being able to go to for lunch. I love their honey chicken vermicelli lunch. I also got to show her my lovely drive to work down Chimney Rock Rd and all the nice houses and pretty trees. After that we went home and hung out/relaxed/unpacked for a while. Then we went to dinner at Kublai Khan stir fry and I got to have my free birthday bowl.
Friday we spent the day lazying about and took the dogs to the dog park. It was a lovely day, not too hot yet so we got to enjoy being outside in Houston and the dogs got to swim in the dog pond. Mom seems to really like our new doggie so that’s great. Diesel climbed up and cuddled with her on the couch like he does with me and that is just the best thing ever. Love my Diesel dog. Since Friday was my actual birthday, in the evening we had dinner plans. We went to Aladdin’s Mediterranean Restaurant cause it is awesome. Only two of my friends were able to make it (and their hubby/fiance) so it was the 7 of us for dinner. We were able to get them to clean out their little private room so we could have a little private party when I told them it was my birthday. It was awesome. Their private room is all decorated with Mediterranean stuff. I took some fun pictures so check them out on Facebook. After dinner we went to Amy’s Ice Cream which was also super awesome. Their flavors and mixes are really unique. I had a really awesome birthday. I’m also happy that my Mom got to meet some of my closest friends.
Saturday Mom and I went shopping, cause that’s what we do! Then for dinner we went to Hikari Sushi, which is the awesomest sushi place ever. They have a huge menu and their sushi is usually topped with special sauces (I haven’t seen these options anywhere else). We ended up ordering 7 rolls between the 3 of us. It was insane. But yummy. I took some pictures there as well.
Sunday was Mom’s last full day so it was more low key with eating at home and the only outing was to watch a movie. We saw Mirror Mirror. It was cute and sometimes a little weird but we liked it.
Mom’s flight home was early Monday morning so I dropped her off on my way to work. Only that day the lovely weather ended and we had a hugemongous storm. Visibility was bad and it was kinda scary driving around. The weird thing is after I got her checked in and walked her to security and said good-bye, the storm stopped and it was clear and nice when I left the parking garage. Go figure.
So, awesome birthday, really glad Mom was able to visit, great food and lots of fun. Ok that’s my birthday update