Saturday, February 16, 2013

happy birthday!


Today we celebrated R's 26th birthday. 

It was cold and rainy and snowy and he leaves next week for the second leg of this deployment so he decided on a low key birthday. The older we get, the more attractive low key birthdays seem. (Besides, can anything compete with a birthday cake with a Lego RV on it? I mean, it's really just all let down after that.)


We had lunch at a BBQ place in Norfolk. The way I see it, BBQ is always an appropriate way to celebrate any occasion. I tried to talk R into having BBQ at our wedding. He is sometimes the classier of the two of us and he talked me out of it. 



Then we stopped at Virginia's only urban winery, Mermaid Winery. It was delicious and I love anything local named after things in the area. R was holding out for a stop at a local brewery, so he's making his, "Hurry up and drink this wine so we can get to the goods" face. 
We did stop at the brewery, but sometimes the beer is just so good, it doesn't occur to us to stop and take a picture. 


We made a final stop at a little eatery where this yummy appetizer came highly recommended. That is fried goat cheese in the shape of a pear. Let me reiterate... Fried cheese in the shape of fruit. Birthdays are made for eating unhealthy things in the shape of healthy things. 

I'm pretty thankful that this handsome man was born 26 years ago. He is my best friend and he makes me laugh and I can't wait for another 26 and lots more years. 

Happy Birthday, R! 

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