Last Thursday was my 29th birthday. It was a cold, rainy, dark and overall miserable kinda day, but I hardly had anything to feel miserable over: I loved receiving birthday messages from my dear friends and family all day, there was cake and some time spent with family in the evening, and because Brian would have to work all night, he came by and surprised me on my lunch break with a gift and some beautiful tulips (my favourite during spring time!) I just got a new job title and my own little office, so they sat perfectly in front of the window. Overall it was a very lovely day (weather aside!)
With some very yummy cake and coffee at night. My aunt and grandmother stopped by for a visit, too.
I saw my girlfriend Arica the next day during my lunch hour, and she was so sweet to treat me to a little (very yummy!) red velvet cupcake.
I may have gone full blown last year with my birthday but this year, I did the complete opposite - I didn't plan anything! In fact, my ideal kinda birthday this year was just enjoying the beautiful weather we had and laying completely low (that said, one girlfriend of mine was going to a local pub on the weekend with her boyfriend and asked Brian and I to come along. We get together every so often anyway so if that, that was like a little celebration on its own).
I also didn't plan anything this year because my gal pal, Ashley from Florida made a little visit to the city this weekend! When Brian and I went to Florida last year, we stayed with Ashley and her family for a few days (she moved to Florida sometime in high school). She came back to Toronto for a few days last summer and now, here she was again for a few days! This time with her son, Cameron, who is now 6 years old already!
I always love when Ashley and I are able to meet up. We always connect again as if no time has passed. During her short stay, we visited the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre where the Blue Jays play and the Air Canada Centre where the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors play. Cameron is already turning into the little sports guy, so he was super excited to see these places up close and buy some souvenirs to take home.
It had been years since I went up the CN Tower and I gotta admit, I was totally nervous! A little bit of some rum and honey in a sweet iced-tea certainly helped a bit ;)
Before Ashley and her son headed home the next day, we met up in a local park to do our last ketchup and tossed a football around with Cameron. With a traditional Tim Hortons coffee on hand, I knew they'd have enough fuel to get them through the airport chaos (Cameron got a smoothie, to be clear!)
Hopefully we're able to meet up again sooner rather than later :)