On Friday I turned twenty five. It seems like one of those perfect ages — the one always mentioned when you talk about “not being that age anymore,” or “wish I looked like that age.” I think that means it’s going to be the best year of my life so far — I’m going to feel the best, and look the best, and then it’s all downhill from here 🙂
But really, it was a fantastic day. There’s proof in the pictures (and in my novel at the end of this post).
In the morning, I taught art class. I usually teach this lesson on Tuesdays, but Peanut has been cutting his two year old molars and was running a fever that day, so we moved it to Friday. When I showed up, Michelle (my student’s mom), was just pulling cinnamon/raspberry rolls out of the oven. And then she forced me to take some home. I ate two in less time than I’d care to admit. They were heavenly.
Then the rest of the afternoon (while Peanut was napping), I watched Downton Abbey. Yes, I know I’m behind, but better late than never, right? I’m really enjoying it so far, although I’m still wondering why it’s everyone’s FAVORITE show in the whole. wide. world. Don’t get me wrong…it’s good. But when everyone was (and still is) tweeting and blogging and talking about it non-stop, I guess I was expecting to love it a little more. Maybe I have to keep watching. Don’t stone me yet.
Philip got home from work early, which was fabulous, and after Peanut woke up, we opened presents. Philip got us some tennis rackets (cause remember how much I love tennis?) which I can’t wait to use (sadly not til after baby #2 is born), I bought myself a new iphone case, and Philip also got me a Blendtec! You guys, best birthday ever.
For dinner, we tried out a newish restaurant in Provo called Sora. It’s Japanese food, and although I haven’t had much experience with sushi (and can’t eat anything uncooked right now), I was feeling adventurous and up for something new and fun. It was fantastic. Nice atmosphere, good service, and fantastic food. We opted for family style and tried a few appetizers, two sushi rolls, soup, and a beef and rice dish. All of it was so good — we’ll definitely be back. And next time I’m trying the strawberry shrimp sushi roll that the waitress kept raving about. Oh, and my little brother was staying with us for the weekend, so he joined us, and despite dropping every piece of his food in the super spicy chili sauce on accident, he seemed to have a good time too 🙂
We ended the evening by making Nat The Fat Rat’s winner chocolate chip cookies for the umpteenth time, and stuffing our faces with them while we watched a movie.
A completely perfect 25th birthday.