Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy 2009!

We rang in the new year with a proper birthday celebration! After dying my hair a new winter brown ("Tweed"), I picked the husband up at noon for lunch and an afternoon of shopping! After a wee gift-opening party, and a near-attack by a neighborhood pit bull on our walk into town (thankfully, I lived to see 38, Day 2), we were on to a five-course meal at the Melting Pot!

The fabulous new Duck scarf I got from Mom! Luckily we redeemed ourselves at the Holiday Bowl, after the loss to Boise State, self-respecting Idaho Ducks could barely show our faces.

Mom gave me this gift that I looooove. A red hanky she found in my grandmother's belongings and framed for me, one of her other favorite "Wife, USNs." :)

Opening the first season of "Swingtown," from Aisha. Loooove this show, and this gift! I just happened to be wearing a pretty groovy shirt, but we won't be hosting any key parties any time soon... especially as our house has a cipher lock.

Among assorted other generous gifts, my sweet husband acquired for me my faaaavorite treats! A box of the best truffles ever from the Chocolat Bar: caramel covered in dark chocolate...and the row of crusty sprinkles on top? Oh-so-tasty and sparkly Hawaiian sea salt! Plus, I finally found a chocolate I love that my husband doesn't, so they will be in the house longer than 2 days. Yay!

Requisite double-fisted champagne shot. :) A free champagne toast was part of our feast, but my husband didn't want his. The glasses are covered in condensation from the steam from the dessert course....strawberries, bananas, cubes of pound cake and marshmallows to dip in dark chocolate fondue!

We walked home just in time to see the ball drop, and called it a night at 12:10. Party animals.
Happy 2009!


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