Last week, I turned 30. John put together a casual gathering of friends on the Sunday before my birthday, complete with a giant card from some fun (and funny!) friends.
After the get together, John and I had an awesome thai and sushi dinner at Downtown Thai afterwards. (WS folks, I think this is my new favorite sushi place; it rivals Mizu! Their pho wasn’t the best I’ve had, but it was decent. Then again, the best I’ve had was in Seattle and I’ve never had pho anywhere else in WS.)
On my actual birthday, it was basically my perfect day (if it had to be a day where I went to work and wasn’t on an exotic vacation. 🙂 ) We started the day with a 9 mile interval run (details here). After work, we got a couples’ massage, ordered take-out sushi (from Ichiban) and dined on my deck, had an AWESOME bottle of wine, enjoyed some So Delicious coconut milk cookie dough ice cream, and took Maizey on a nice evening walk.
John spoiled me rotten with an iPad Air (am I the last person to get one?!). And Maizey got me a mini (pink!!) food processor. 🙂 My 30th bday present to myself was the trip to St. John earlier in the year, but I may still buy myself a belated gift. I really want a ring that doesn’t turn my finger green (seriously, Teri, be an adult) and I’ve been eyeing this one. I also went ahead and chopped about 4″ off my hair to celebrate a new decade. It felt right. (It’s shorter than it looks in this picture…)
Thanks for all the birthday wishes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I’m so grateful to have so many friends, both in real life and ones that just feel like we’re real-life friends despite having never met. 🙂 I’m truly grateful for the community of friends I have through social media!