Well, after my super fun weekend in Atlanta, I came home for my birthday on Sunday. It was a little different this year since most of my kids are off at college, but it was still really nice!
On Thursday night, we went out to dinner at Mama Ricotta's with my parents and John and Ashley. Why on earth I didn't get a picture, I don't know!? But it was a fun night and I loved getting to visit with them. We were also celebrating the fact that John got a job!! That is very exciting news! Anyway...my parents treated us to dinner and got me some really great books to read. I love to read, but unfortunately I feel like I never have enough time. But now I have something to look forward to this summer.
I got the new Jodi Picoult book called House Rules. I am excited about reading this because it is about autism. I have had several students who were on the spectrum of autism and it is fascinating to me to learn more about it.
I also got a book by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg.
She never disappoints me and I know I will love this book!
Then I got the new book by Kitty Kelly about Oprah. I am curious about this book because what on earth can you dig up on Oprah?? She tells all her own secrets I feel like!! What is there new to know? I guess I will find out! haha
Friday we left for Atlanta and we got back Saturday night. When I got home, I think I told you how much work Steve did in our yard? Everything looked great. He had planted azaleas...
and knock-out roses everywhere and they look so good.
That was a nice gift to come home to!
Steve also got me roses (plus just some little things). He got me roses for my 16th birthday and that was the beginning of our relationship (30 years ago!!) and I think he has gotten me roses almost every single year since. :)
For lunch we went to Five Guys with Ashley and got some hamburgers. It just so happened that we met some of our friends there so we ended up eating lunch with them!
All day I got lots of Facebook messages from so many friends and lots of sweet phone calls. Then for dinner Steve took me to Carrabas. That is one of my favorite restaurants!
I got their sauteed scallops with spinach risotto. Oh.my.word. It was de-licious!
Then on Monday, my class gave me a birthday party at school! We had cupcakes and they gave me a gift card to Ann Taylor Loft. You know I loved that! Yay!
It was such a good birthday and I feel very blessed!