K turns 30
K's mom and I teamed up to plan a surprise birthday party for K at our favorite mexican restaurant in SA, La Fonda on Main. The party was a success, the birthday boy was surprised, and I took exactly one picture. Oh well, we'll always have this picture of the cake and I'm told K looked very surprised as we walked in : )
K's other birthday gift was a ski trip to Deer Valley. Our sweet friends let us use their house as a gift to K. The weather couldn't have been better and the skiing was amazing.
Do you all make a big deal out of Valentine's Day? I feel like it doesn't end up being that big of a deal for us. It feels kind of forced to do nice things for each other because you're supposed to on this "holiday." This year, Valentine's Day was so off my radar I actually planned to take dinner to a friend whose husband is deployed. And then I kind of forgot about dinner for us.
We ended up with this pancetta-spinach-whole wheat pasta creation that was actually pretty yummy. And a good representation of our combined tastes. K thinks everything better with bacon. I think everything's better with spinach. This time we both won :)
And then there was the whole month of March. I don't really know what happened, but March flew by. We got sick, K switched teams and has been working every weekend, and we tried out best to carve out some time together in between.
March ended on a high note - Easter, a visit from my mom, and a great Easter brunch with friends. We opted for another al fresco Easter celebration and the weather totally cooperated. On the menu? To start - caramelized bacon (this was to.die.for) and Trader Joe's Rosemary Almonds. For lunch - rack of lamb persillade, green beans gremolata, braised carrots and parsnips, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and fluffy rolls. Plus, deviled eggs (thanks, Meghann!) and a frittata (thanks, Dom!). For dessert - easter egg sugar cookies (that we scattered in 'nests' on the table), Mary Carolyn's coconut cake, and Deb's carrot cake. I'm still full, but it was a wonderful Easter.
Hallelujah! He is Risen! Hallelujah!