Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekend Recap: Birthday Dinner, Holiday Party, and Naptime

Everyone knows that celebrating one's birthday is way more fun on a weekend. Since my birthday was on a Tuesday this year Josh and I decided not to do our official celebrating until Friday evening. Immediately after work we headed over to the Northwest side of DC. Our dinner reservations were not until much later in the evening, so we stopped at the first place we saw for some drinks. It just so happened to be the Ritz Carlton who also just so happened to be having a holiday concert with carolers from neighborhood schools. It definitely added to the festive mood of the evening; however, both Josh and I couldn't help but point out that when we were in elementary school we went caroling at the Old Folks home and the county hospital....not the Ritz....but alas, I enjoyed it!
Me and my handsome man

 After one drink, we headed on over to Blue Duck Tavern where we were having my birthday dinner. We still had about an hour till our reservation so we got another round of drinks in the bar...which had great atmosphere.
Josh and his Bourbon Flight
Kettle One Martini...yes please!

 After our round of drinks and a quick visit from my precious roommate (who also happened to be dining at Blue Duck), we were seated at our table. Josh ordered us an amazing bottle of wine. We then started with the Foie Gras, which was the best Foie Gras I have ever had. I couldn't get enough of it. For our main entrees Josh had the Bison and I had the Duck. We had sides of duck fat french fries and a goat cheese and onion tart. Delectable! The finale was homemade peanut butter ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauces. It was seriously the best meal I have ever had, and I enjoyed every second of it. Thank you baby for such a wonderful evening. Click here to check out Blue Duck's Menu: BEST MEAL EVER. It is definitely a place for when you want to splurge...but SO worth it!

 That next morning I woke up and had some yummy pancakes made by my lovely roommate and Curtis. Then, after much encouragement, I went on my final long run before my marathon. It was a ten miler from my house all the way to Josh's house in Shirlington, and although, I really did not want to do it, I am so glad I did. It felt great and I definitely feel ready for the race this weekend. I have enjoyed training for the marathon. It is nice to have a goal to work towards. The only thing I have missed is having the freedom to change up my workouts. So I look forward to getting back to spin classes and aerobics classes after the race. 

After my run, Josh and I ran some errands, and then it was time to get ready for Lanie and Gentlebeth's Housewarming/Holiday party. We had a blast. The food was plentiful, the booze was a flowing, and the company was spectacular. Those two ladies know how to throw a good party. They were such great hostesses. I didn't even get a picture with the two of them because my camera died later in the evening and they were busy greeting guests!

Sunday morning I woke up pretty early and immediately wanted Josh to wake up too. After about an hour of him singing a song he created (it is called Grumpalumpagous...and it eludes to the idea that I get grumpy...I disagree! Hmph!), we finally hit up Eastern Market for a little bit of Christmas shopping. Josh and I both were able to cross off a few gifts on our lists, and then he bought me the cutest, tiny Christmas tree. I will post some pictures once he is decorated...the tree...not Josh.

After setting up the tree in my apartment, Josh and I headed over to his house to order pizza and watch the Texans game....well he watched the game. I took a very long nap.
Photo courtesy of Josh's new IPhone...I was unaware of this picture being taken.

 When I finally awoke from my slumber, we watched The Adjustment Bureau. It was suprisingly really good and WAY different then I expected. I definitely suggest it for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

After a dinner of some more pizza and frozen yogurt, I fell asleep yet again. I think I am still tired from my Momma's trip last week, which I am going to start blogging about manana. I also told myself I needed the rest since my big race is finally THIS WEEKEND! Wow! I can't believe it!

What is your favorite way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon?


  1. I am very sad we didn't get a picture on your camera... hope we took one on mine! :)

    Love you so much, and am so glad you came!!

  2. That picture with Meghan as the midget in the middle is cracking me up!