So to start out, Thursday was my "real" birthday and as far as I knew we had no plans. However, when I got home from work, Derek told me we were going to a wine tasting. Yay! A- I love wine and B- I wanted to go to this wine tasting because it was held at Xavier (where I went to graduate school). On the way there, Derek told me some friends were coming to meet us! Then I got super excited! I don't know how he pulled it off, but it was a really fun time!
|Alex, Tara (who can't keep her eyes open for pictures, haha!), Monica, and me!|
|Derek and I|
So at the end, they announce the team that had the best wine and the team with the "worst wine." Additionally, they do split-the-pot drawings and other raffles. All the sudden we hear that they are doing the last drawing for an iPad 2.......THEN MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ANNOUNCED! LOL. Our entire corner was jumping up and down screaming..at least I hope, because I definitely was. I guess just for pre-registering you were automatically entered into the drawing. We didn't know how or cared but was just SUPER ecstatic! As you can tell from the picture below...
We all ended up grabbing a drink at Xavier's one and only hole-in-the-wall bar. Considering it was a Thursday night, it was so nice of everybody to come out! It was such a fun night! And the iPad 2 was the icing on the cake =)
Friday, I received a text from Megan wondering if I wanted to go see Jerry Seinfeld later that night. I have seriously watched every Seinfeld episode made and absolutely love going to comedy shows. I was thrilled she had an extra ticket and I was able to go! Let me tell you- if he ever comes to your city, you must go! He was hilarious and every second of his hour and 15 minutes was amusing! I wanted to remember his entire routine to tell Derek- but I failed. The only thing I really remembered is that "GOLF" stands for- Go Out, Leave Family....lol!
Saturday- I met a couple of friends downtown at a cupcakery. It was very interesting because they close at 4pm and when my friend went into their shop at 3:00pm, they were all out of cupcakes!!!! She showed her negotiating skills and luckily was able to snag 5 from other customers walking out, lol! Yay Monica! Besides the weird hours and not producing enough cupcakes to meet the demand, the cupcakes were AMAZING! I would definitely go back- but only if I placed an order before arriving!
Saturday night, Derek and I went and tried a new restuarant. This is one of our favorite things to do and The National Exemplar made one of the top 10 lists for Cincinnati. Plus, it is located in one of the cutest villages, Mariemont! Love it! Our food was delicious! After we both were done eating, we both commented to each other how the portions were a little small and how we should go get ice cream afterwards. All of the sudden when we were waiting for our bill, our waiter shows up with 2 desserts!?!?! We were so confused. He said these were for us just because they appreciated our business. I made the reservation, so I KNOW there was no mention of us celebrating my birthday....hmmm...I wonder if somebody heard us saying we were still hungry! LOL- But definitely going back!
Well, sorry for the SUPER long recap! Hopefully this week I will finally get some house pictures up!