Long Overdue Update

It’s been a week since my “golden birthday”…for those of you who don’t know what that is. Joe and Jon told me it’s the birthday in which you turn the age of the date of your birthday….simpler terms…I turned 23 on the 23rd. I was in Charleston all last week on business, and I was exhausted and frustrated as I came home. My co-worker was determined to make us late getting home, and he succeeded. We pulled into my driveway at 8pm (while everyone else from my audit team was home by 6). When I came in the door, Jon told me I couldn’t look into the kitchen. So, I backed in the door with my suitcase, computer, audit bag, etc. He walked me into the kitchen with his hands over my eyes, and then showed me surprise #1. He had made a 4-layer chocolate cake for me. It was absolutely AMAZING!!! I almost cried just standing there. Then, he told me I couldn’t turn around, so again he put his hands over my eyes, and made me turn around. He took my hand and made me feel something. It was hard and pointy. I opened my eyes and shrieked when I saw the LIVE lobster on my counter. Jon poured water on it to make it jump. Quite the pet. I guess Jon’s dad used to buy him lobster for his birthday, so he wanted to continue the tradition. Jon had made lobster, shrimp, scallops, baked potatoes, and of course, that cake for my birthday dinner. After supper and before the amazing cake, we opened presents. Jon got me running gear (i.e. shoes, pants, coat, socks, and an i-pod plus. The i-pod plus hooks to my ipod, and it will tell me how fast and far I am running, and it will play faster music if I am slowing down and what not. Pretty cool (I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m excited to). The next day my boss and her boyfriend came over for some cake and games, and then Sunday we went out to eat for with my mom, sister, and grandma. To my surprise, my sister Becki, and her family showed up which was really nice to see them. I haven’t seen the kids since November, so it was a wonderful birthday present.

I forgot to mention my other presents. My mom got me two big red vases, and I mean big to put in my house. I’m not sure which room yet because they would pretty much work in my dining room, living room, or bedroom. Once I come up with a fashionable place and something to put in them, I will post a picture. Jon’s mom got me some cool candles which we have already set up in our bedroom as well as a casserole cookbook. I’m pretty excited about picking some things out once I get to cook again…busy season isn’t really condusive to cooking/baking, and of course I got some cash from some different people.

As many of you already know, Jon got notified that he is officially a CPA, so that was exciting to have gotten through all of the red tape. He’s been a little slow at work, but other than that things are going well.

We are going out to eat tonight to a restaurant called Rio Grille. I guess it’s Brazilian cuisine. I won a gift certificate for Rio Grille at my office kick off party, so we figured what better time than tonight to use it…especially since it’s free 😉 Well, I better run. I  hope you enjoy the pictures of my best birthday ever!!!


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