It's my birthday! That is right ... and so here is how the day progressed:
1. Breakfast in
bed ... the family room couch ... as I woke up before my little one. (Yes, she is still my little one!)
Notice the vase ... :) ... gossip magazines for my reading pleasure on my lazy birthday morn ...
Melted cheese stick in the form of a "J" ... yummy ...
A beautiful birthday balloon and card ... my dresses ... (gift) did not arrive on time ... so I will have an extended bday day when my presents actually arrive!
2. Lunch/Dinner at 131 Main ... one of my favorite restaurants!
Sorry for the non-artistic lunch/dinner pics ... it was late and we were starving!
They have the best roasted artichokes and french fries!
Creamed Spinach Dip ... for the table!
Filet Mignon and Smashed Red Potatoes ... (You know me ... I love angled pictures ... this one was a little excessive! :)
Ribs, Smashed Potatoes and Peanut and Ginger Slaw ... delicious!
Brownie alla mode in lieu of cake!
Yes, indeed, 131 never disappoints!
The girls trying in an attempt at a "spontaneous" pic!
We were unable to make it ... but this actually was the spontaneous shot!
|St. Peter's Cathedral - Another excessively angled pic .. I had my portrait lens and it was time for Mass ... this is the best I could do!|
3. Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral - we have been in Charlotte for four years now and we had yet to go to Mass at the Cathedral ... I am more the traditional king of person ... no modern Church services for me ... I have not gone to Mass in a while ... my faith has always been solid, but I have been somewhat distanced from the outward representations of my religion ... lately I feel that I should get back to taking the time to dedicate to my faith ... and the girls along with me ... it was a beautiful service ... I am happy and hope I will have the consistency to keep this up with my family ... seems foolish to say, but lately it is too easy to let life get in the way!
Movie. I have been meaning to see 50/50, but for some reason or another we have been unable to go ... Mr. ... semplicemente ... j, was going to drop us off at the movies, run back home to feed and walk Dante and then come back to get us ... I realized that this really didn't make any sense ... so we decided to go home together ... On our way home Nana said that 50/50 was rated R, so probably a movie to tough for Tittina ... it was a beautiful day so the movie was an extra that was not really needed.
5. TV and relaxing at home. So now we cuddle in front of a TV with a nice episode of Desperate Housewives and PanAm as we prepare for a brand new week!
What a wonderful birthday spent with my family ... hoping you had a wonderful day and of course a wonderful week to come!
... a dopo ... J