On February 3rd, I turned 25. It’s so strange to me that I am in my mid-twenties. When did that happen!?
I’m one of those weird individuals who actually loves celebrating their birthday. Cory had been telling me for weeks that he had been planning special things for my birthday and I was BEYOND excited. Well, I ended up getting what I thought was a bad cold on Sunday, but on my birthday on Friday I was feeling a bit better despite the fact my voice was pretty much gone. We decided to go out and if I started to feel poorly, we would just come home early. Cory even made a birthday itinerary. Oh, does that boy know me well.
Started the day with a cut and color. Candace had been recommended to me and she did not disappoint! In fact, I don’t think my hair has ever felt better.
We then headed over to Meat.Cheese.Bread and had the Turkey (roasted turkey, havarti, bacon, sweet onion, mayo, and lettuce) and the Park Kitchen (flank steak, pickled onions, blue cheese mayo, lettuce and vinaigrette), both on housemade, gluten free bread. Be sure to put Meat.Cheese.Bread on your list of places to visit when visiting Portland. You won’t be sorry.
Now, this might seem silly, but for years I have been wanting to go to Ready, Paint, Fire and paint a piece of pottery with Cory (it is actually #15 on my list). I’m a bit of a nerd like that. Well, Cory made that dream come true and I’m happy to report it was even more fun than I had imagined! We both decided to paint planters. We are going to pick up some succulents and cacti to plant in them. How great will it be to be able to look at them sitting on our desk and remember the special day painting them together? Cory is picking up the planters today and I absolutely can’t wait to see how they turned out!
We then made a little stop by the Ace Hotel photo booth and Starbucks for my free birthday coffee before heading to Fox Tower to see “The Artist.” I’m sad to report that 15 minutes into the film I started coughing. Not just a normal cough, but coughing so hard that I started gagging and tears started streaming from my face. Luckily we were able to get passes to come back and see it.
Cory also planned on having dinner at one of my favorite spots, Toro Bravo. I was heartbroken to have to miss it. We are planning to go when I get better. We decided to just go home where we enjoyed ice cream sandwiches and snuggled in bed while watching “Mamma Mia” and “That That Thing You Do.” I’m a bit of a musical nerd as well. Sorry.
And now, since this IS a photography blog, here is a little look at my birthday in photographs. Can’t wait to see what Cory has in store for me next year. Let’s hope that walking pnuemonia is not a part of the equation…