I had the best birthday weekend filled with plenty of quality time with friends and family!! I love having it near Valentine's Day because it makes me so loved!! The celebrations started a day early when my boyfriend surprised me with a huge present! Yep, he got me those gold beats I had posted about in Valentine's Gifts for Her!! I was shocked!! (Although he pranked me as he gave me an empty box first! HAHA)
On my actual birthday, I had to work (cue the eye roll), but my students were so sweet! They all signed my white board with special birthday messages and we celebrated with some fun snacks. After work, I went and got my hair done! Nothing glamorous, just needed some maintaining. Afterwards, my parents took me to dinner at my favorite sushi restaurant. It was soooo delicious!!! Then, we went for some fro-yo at an amazing place and brought it back to my apartment where Scotty was waiting. (He had to work late - boooo!) We hung out and watched Shawn White win GOLD. Amazing.
Since my birthday was on a Tuesday, my friends and I decided we would all get together on the weekend. Saturyay!! Grab some drinks, dance, and celebrate!!! My cousin Megan, who is basically my sister, came up from the city to celebrate, and Scotty's brother surprised me too! As always, Scotty is amazing. He shocked me before the party with dinner at another of my favorite restaurants; The Terrapin. They have the BEST calamari ever!! If you're in the area, you have to try it.
A snow storm hit while we were out to dinner, so I was sad when a few of my friends had to cancel. Totally understandable so I'll just have to continue my birthday celebrations another weekend!! But many still braved the snow and came out to celebrate. We laughed and danced and I feel so blessed to have such a loving support system. I can't wait to see what this year has to bring!