Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday Week

Last week was my 23rd birthday week here at "Oh, the Place We'll Go."  Though I don't love being the center of attention, I do love to celebrate birthdays because it is so special to bring my friends and family together.

My actual birthday was Wednesday, but because so many people in the office are constantly traveling, we celebrated at PURE on Monday.  We ordered a delicious lunch from Red Orchid Chinese Bistro (seriously one of Charleston's best kept secrets), and my boss's wife baked me a homemade apple pie.  YUM!!

Note: Please disregard the funky angle of the picture and the bags underneath my eyes.  Not only was it Monday, but also the day after the Super Bowl. . . . . . .

On Tuesday, my mom, dad, sister, and grandmother all came to Charleston for a the night.   They stayed at one of my parents' best friends second homes, and it was so great to spend time with them (and spread out in a big house!)  My mom cooked us a fabulous meal, and we sat around the dinner table drinking wine, laughing, and telling stories until 10.  That's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening :)

Here are some pictures:
My Momma and My Poppa
(I think my mom looks gorgeous in this picture!)

Red Velvet Cake is my favorite!!  Action shot...  hahaha

Happy Birthday Cheers with my sister!

After a little too much food, wine, and laughter at the table. . .

Wednesday, my actual birthday, I had the great privilege of working from home in the morning!  I LOVED IT! What a treat to be able to work in your PJS and be in your own home!  It totally spoiled me. . . and after that, I took a half day that afternoon to maximize the birthday fun.  Unfortunately, Luci had to go back to Wofford, my dad to work, and my grandmother home but my mom and I had some wonderful bonding time.  We went on a long walk, relaxed, shopped, and had a great birthday dinner at Rue De Jean.

It was perfect!!  Though I will say that I am so glad birthday week only comes once a year because as noted yesterday, I've had to jump on The Shred to recover!! :)

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday!!! Rue de Jean is my favorite place in Charleston. I just love the atmosphere and their mussels are heaven!