Birthday week! Woo!
Can I just take a moment to say that turning 31 was a lot harder than turning 30? Last year I was totally okay turning 30, I *felt* 30 in terms of where I am in life. But now that I’m 31, I’m officially in my thirties, which sounds scary. Okay, but scary. Anywho.
We finally got around to doing something with our wedding pictures. We ordered an awesome canvas collage (aka Big Love) through our photographer.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Poor Elijah at knit night
5K at work! I sucked wind, but probably because I haven’t really been running since December. It was probably in my own best interest to just walk the entire thing, rather than jog/walk. Oh well, I only added two minutes onto my December run time.
Greek lunch with my Mom and brother, the potato pizza is to die for.
A quick jaunt around MHC, since I was in South Hadley. I really wanted a Chef Jeff cookie, but the coffee kiosk was closed. It’s ALWAYS closed.
I got home to a package from Canada! Thanks Peter J!
On Friday, my actual birthday, Dave and I went to Boston for the night. The traffic driving into Boston was absolutely horrific, we’re never going in May again. I think it was a combination of Friday night traffic, commencements, and kids moving out of college. Here’s a view of Copley Square while stuck in traffic on the Pike.
Thankfully our hotel room was super comfortable (birthday champagne!) and had a wonderful view.
Birthday cocktail, I had two. (Don’t judge me.)
Saturday we headed over to the MFA for the Samurai exhibit. It was really neat, plus they had an iaido demonstration. Dave practices iaido along with aikido, so he really enjoyed it. One guy put on a full samurai suit to give us an idea of the attention to detail. They’re dressing him in the first picture below.
Here are some of the pieces in the actual exhibit.
We were pretty exhausted by the time we were back home (the traffic was much better), but I wasn’t too tired for some late night baking!