1. I had a great birthday celebration at the start of the week that you can read about here. A hotel stay, dinner out, drinks, followed by a day off with a yummy breakfast and a movie (and movie theater popcorn!).
3. After I got my bag, I headed to lunch with one of my best friends. It was great to see her and her little one. Loved being able to keep on celebrating, even if it was back to reality / chores when I headed home after lunch.
4. I came into work on Wednesday to lots of goodies and the infamous birthday trophy. My company had this huge, awful traveling birthday trophy some years ago, that thankfully got tossed out when we moved to our new headquarters. However, someone decided the tradition needed to be brought back so a new one was created shortly after we were settled in the new buildings. It's passed around for milestone birthdays, and everyone has to add a little something to the trophy when they receive it. I took the card I got and cut out the '30' portion, added my name and the date, and pinned it to the new trophy. The birthday person gets to keep the trophy until it is someone else's milestone, and I am happy to say that I was only the keeper for a few days, with someone else celebrating a big birthday today! I am thankful for generous co-workers, and even for those that so kindly remembered to get the trophy for me. Truth be told, it does add an extra bit of fun.
5. The fun just doesn't stop there, though. I am going to be spending the weekend with my family and I cannot wait. It will be so nice to see everyone. My mom is making my very favorite cupcakes (yellow cake, chocolate frosting and round sprinkles), and I am just looking forward to hanging out and spending time with my favorite people.
Before I end, just wanted to throw this out there. Rachel, over at Rachel Emily, had some free Hello Fresh box codes, and I was lucky enough to get one before they were all gone. My first box is set to arrive next Tuesday, and I am super excited to give it a try. When I signed up, I was given a referral code. If you use EMILYANND on your first box, you will receive $40 off, and I will also receive $20 in credit. To give you an idea, the box I am getting is 3 meals for 2 people, which cost just under $60. So if you go for that option, then you are getting 3 meals for 2 people for $20 - pretty good deal I think! They have other combinations, too, like a veggie option, family option, more meals for more people, etc. Anyways, just wanted to let you know in case you had been wanting to try Hello Fresh, but would rather test it out at a discount.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Linking up with Andrea, April, and Katie.