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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birthday - twenty seven !

I had a great birthday out here in Salt Lake City.  Last year, I spent my birthday on planes all day trying to get out here after winter storms wrecked havoc on my travel plans.  This birthday was a nice upgrade from spending the day with American Airlines. 

To start the day, I made breakfast, cleaned up the apartment, grabbed Olive and dropped my car off at the autbody shop.  Nothing says Happy Birthday like an oil change and emissions test.  While my car was being serviced, I took Olive down to Tanner Park, the wonderful off leash park out here. 

It was a gorgeous sunny day, and a nice 3 mile walk with Olive was a great way to start the day.  After the apartment was cleaned, the dog was walked, and the car serviced, I decided to get a mani/pedi as a way to relax and get a fun polish for dinner. 

After I got my nails done, I went to my normally scheduled 5:30 body pump class.  I figured a workout would be a good way to (attempt to) offset the wine and cake that would be happening later on.

After a walk, nails, and a workout, it was time for dinner! I wore a fun black dress that has been sitting in my closet waiting for a fun occasion, with my wedge booties.  

Dinner was at Copper Onion, a fantastic restaurant downtown I haven't been to since my birthday last year.  

I ordered the lam riblets and from the appetizer, to the dinner, to the sides, to the drinks, it was a fantastic meal.  Copper Onion is a wonderful farm to table esque restaurant at an affordable price.  The most expensive entree is only $27 and the food is absolutely fantastic.   

After dinner, we stopped for another drink on the way home at Juniors before heading home for some cake.  An entire large chocolate cake from gourmandaise.  

Between the gifts from my sister, the cake, a wonderful dinner, and all the messages from friends and family, I had a fantastic birthday.  27 sounds so old and I have to say some days I still feel like I am 19.  But one thing I know to be true is every year keeps getting better.  Every year I become closer with friends and family, and accomplish something bigger and better.  I noticed I tell my friends and family I love them more, and I mean it more than I ever have.  Maybe that's the distance, but I think it is definitely a factor of time.  

Thanks for all the birthday wishes and I can't wait to see what 27 brings.  


  1. Glad you had a great birthday! Date pudding on me next time you're in the C.T. to celebrate :)

    1. Thanks! Okay, I lost the recipe in the move. I need you to go to the restaurant, get this recipe and send it to me. And we need to frame it so I don't lose it!


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