Monday, May 08, 2006

The Big 3-0!

Although it was a bit difficult celebrating a milestone birthday without our friends and family around, as well as dealing with the whole turning 30 thing, I had a lovely birthday! Amanda came over Saturday and watched Owen while Roby treated me to a surprise massage at a downtown spa, and took me to a Japanese restaurant. (I have started to crave sushi, although I still only like the cooked stuff :) We were a bit apprehensive about leaving Owen, since this is the first time anyone has watched him for us...but we knew he was in perfectly capable hands with Amanda. It was SO nice to have a date again after 6 months without one!

Yesterday morning my thoughtful husband presented me with a bunch of awesome gifts...I felt like a kid again! We took Owen to the Bluff View art district, where Roby and I ate banana and nutella crepes at the Back Inn Cafe (one word = yum). Then we held a fun little photo shoot outside the restaurant, turning Owen and I into momentary birthday angels! Next we stopped by the local Farmer's Market. In the evening, Stephanie watched Owen for us while we went to the Mellow Mushroom for mimosas and pizza and then on to the Bijou to watch Mission Impossible III. (I must say it was rather good...and I realized I like the characters Tom Cruise portrays more than I do him :) We capped off the evening with a lovely time hanging out with Stephanie and Michael at their house while the boys played.
We had a wonderfully jam-packed weekend filled with special memories. Thank you Roby for taking so much care to plan so many surprises and make me feel like a queen...and thank you Amanda and Stephanie for aiding and abetting our fun times! You are lifesavers (lime-flavored). We couldn't have done it without you guys, and we are so thankful! We are glad that Owen enjoyed his time with each of you and didn't give you a hard time! Now it is back to the real world, no longer as a twenty-something...crazy!


At 5:54 AM , Anonymous annie said...


It sounds like you have no need to visit Paris! Banana & Nutella crepes, art districts... Is Chattanooga the next world cultural center?

At 2:36 PM , Blogger Buck and Jess! said...

Yeah, and Happy Birthday again! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day--way to go Roby for taking good care of your wife :o)

At 6:10 PM , Blogger Aron & Suz said...

Happy 30th, Heth!! Sounds like Rob did a knockout job with your birthday. I love to be spoiled on my birthday, to be sure. And those pics! Angel clever; you must frame.

Bananas and nutella...sounds super num!

At 6:19 PM , Blogger Aron & Suz said...

Oh, meant to also say that I agree with you about his characters better than him. Can you believe how many times he cried in Mi:III? Pretty amazing, imo.

At 7:48 AM , Blogger Virginia Living said...

I love my 30's! I know you will too. :) My birthday is in July, can Roby email Mo with some ideas. Hee-hee.

At 10:31 PM , Anonymous dooney said...

we wanna know whenu are gonna put pics up from ur trip to philly.... u know ur real real home!

At 11:28 PM , Blogger the isaacs said...

i actually was typing up my next entry when you left this comment! and i have, like, 25 pictures to i don't know how that will work out :) having problems with the formating, so hopefully i will have it up soon!

At 4:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are old now. welcome aboard. the depression should stop by your 31st birthday. \



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