The festivities began a little early when we had Pearl for the previous weekend. On a strong recommendation from a friend (Hi Miss), we took a little drive up the coast and had lunch at Padaro Beach Grill. It was a beautiful day and everyone and their mom was there. Literally. Eric's mom and dad met us there.
It was a burger day all around and we took our time catching up on each other's stories.
Later that night, Eric, Pearl, and I went to see a local production of Willy Wonka. It was a little hokey, but I think that's pretty much par for the course. Pearl LOVED it and it provided some family time while also inspiring Pearl's creativity. A win-win, if you ask me.
As you can see, it was a packed house.
On my actual birthday, I was surprised with some low-key decorations at work...
And office cupcakes...
And a doctor's appt.
But at least I was able to snag a good-looking recipe.
Last night, Eric took me out to a surprise dinner at a nice restaurant we'd never been to before. More on that to come...
All in all, my birthday was great. And best of all, I received a surprise gift straight out of my SkyMall dreams: The Ostrich Pillow.
34 is looking strong, my friends.