Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fun Birthday/Valentine's Week!

I've never minded if my birthday and Valentine's get mushed together a little...this year there was no way around it. Joe and I were both working on my birthday (the 11th,) then had plans on the 13th and 14th, so we just partied like rock stars for a few days.

On my birthday, my friend at work made me a toffee cheesecake which was pretty much the yummiest thing ever. Then Joe came up with all my other co-workers to "surprise" me and sing and give me a card, (we do this for every birthday, so it's not really the biggest surprise). But then Joe really DID surprise me and took me to a fancy restaurant for lunch! Oh, and he got me flowers and other stuff 'cause he's awesome.



Then after work on Friday we met up with some friends and went to another yummy place for dinner, and then to an awesome concert at GW: Ben Folds and Jason Mraz. I would easily rate this concert in my top 5 faves (to hopefully soon be replaced by the Blink Reunion show this summer...). Both guys are amazing performers: Ben likes to stand on his piano and put Altoids tins in his piano to make the keys sound different. He also threw his chair at the end of his set, breaking one of the keys off. Jason pulled the "encore" psych-out, came back and took Polaroids of his whole band, then threw the pics into the audience. Both played REALLY long sets (I almost fell asleep on the Metro ride home).


On Saturday we helped out at a Primary activity, which is always an adventure (we always have a few laughs when the Sunbeams are involved). We came home and our new cats were delivered! Their owners needed to move in with a widowed relative, so we got them for free. Destiny (or Sweet Dee as I call her; Molly you might be the only one will appreciate that) is 7 and Lucky is 3. When we opened their crates, Dee walked straight to the food, then turned around and started rubbing up against everything, including us. She really likes to head-butt into things, and purrs really easily. She seems to respond to "come here" and all of that, but it could just be a coincidence. Lucky is super sweet, but has been really shy so far. We lost both cats for about half the day yesterday, then we re-united them under the guest bed and they seem to be happy there. They're using the litter box and eating, so I can't complain.



That night we went to a dinner party with lots of yummy food and games. Joe won a free book from an author he likes, but there was a catch: we had to take a photo of us using the book/pretending to eat the book in a food setting. Our hosts helped us set the whole thing up, and...well...I guess you had to be there.



And this was at the end of the night...but I wanted to take a photo with the flowers from my parents and Joe (I arranged them together) after they bloomed a little. Thanks for a fun week everybody!



Alli said...
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Sandy Buffington said...

so freakin' jealous... I would have loved to go to that concert!
Glad you had fun!

Alli said...

Now I know why we are friends. You got cats on Valentine's and I received the encyclopedia of cats from Ryan on the same day. Sweet.

deanna said...

I'm jealous. Did you tell Jason I'm his and thanks Mr. Folds for rockin the suburbs once more for me? Lucky lady!

Sarah and Robbie said...

super cute. super fun.

um, and that concert! i am SO incredibly jealous. SOOO jealous!!

molly said...

Sweet Dee, that is AWESOME!

Joe said...