Monday, April 25, 2011

{ A New Year }

Well, sort of. Last Monday I turned 28. Mike gently pointed out to me that it's just two years till the big 3-0. I'm afraid my response to this observation was less than gracious. {I'm sorry, honey. I know you said that out of love....right? I mean, you're such a mature young man!}

The celebration actually began on Sunday, when we had brunch with Mike's family. It was a gorgeously sunny morning, and his mom made the most delicious basil strata, accompanied by fresh strawberries and a sherry dip for the berries. We had sparkling cider, too; I had a senior moment and couldn't remember what it was called when I wanted a refill, finally saying "Sparkle juice!"

Monday was a sweet, mellow day. Free lunch at work {Thai food! My favorite} for my entire department in honor of my birthday. Early shift = off work at 3:30. Sunshine + chilly temps.  My inbox exploded with birthday wishes from Facebook friends--I felt so loved! An hour exploring Pinterest, weeks after I joined--this could so easily become an addiction if I'm not careful! Mike was able to take the evening off work, so we walked a few blocks to a Thai restaurant that we'd never been to and had a lovely dinner. {Thai twice in one day! I was over the moon!} We splurged on yummy drinks--a Long Island iced tea for Mr., a mai tai for me--and unfortunately those were the only things I photographed. Thus, pictorial evidence of my 28th birthday is limited to alcoholic beverages. Nice one, Nikki. Nice.

We walked back home and snuggled on the couch, watching a travel show about the Hawaiian islands. Mike fell asleep halfway through Oahu, and I was pleased as punch to watch him sleep. It was a quiet, lovely day. Here's hoping that my 28th year is just as lovely!


  1. Happy Birthday, again, Nikki! You have been so on my heart since your last big post. Prayers for beautiful gifts from Jesus to you in this year! Especially surprise ones!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Nikki! Your pictoral evidence made me giggle. 30 is quickly looming for me, I'll let you know how it is. :)

  3. As you know, I think 30 is really, really terrific!! You will love it. :)

  4. that drink looks GOOD! Happy bday!

  5. Happy Birthday to you! And yes, those photo-blog sites are so totally addicitive - Tumblr has me hook, line and sinker! :) Enjoy!

  6. Awe Happy Birthday Nikki!
    YAY for 28!

  7. Happy birthday! You're life is just beginning.. Some of the people I want to be most like are 30 and beyond! I hope you had the sweetest birthday possible! Thinking of you, and holding you both in prayer!