Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Joy of Love - {18}

I am hopelessly behind on the Joy of Love Challenge. Well, not hopelessly exactly, because I do intend to catch up. And in fact, I am posting Day 18 today even though I have not yet posted Days 9-17.

But it's my birthday and therefore my prerogative. It's also my husband's birthday. Growing up, I always loved sharing my birthday with him because he was a cool older kid, and here was little ol' me celebrating on the same day. Of course now it's extra special sharing a birthday with my favorite person in the world.

This year we celebrated a couple of days early. We finally found a wonderful babysitter up here in our new digs, and she came over Sunday night. When we go out, we almost always do a fancy dinner, often trying something new.

The experience this year was new to me: a tapas restaurant. Mark has been to Barcelona several times on various trips he made in the past up here to Connecticut. It is fun now to share in this part of his life that I, for years, heard about but didn't live.

Unfortunately, the lighting was bad and all I had was my iPhone, but the kind gentleman at the table next to ours snapped a photo anyway. I added a little extra noise in an attempt to make it appear like I meant for it to be that out of focus, etc., etc. It's a capture of the memory anyway.

{Day 18}

going out

18 - going out

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Courtney said...

Happy birthday to you and Mark! We are right in the midst of the "birthday season" ourselves. I've always wanted to try tapas. Looks like you two had a good time.

tsinclair said...

Glad you got to get out, and hope you both had a wonderful birthday. We miss you, but I am glad you have settled in there.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Happy belated birthday! :)

Brownie said...

So cool that you have the same birthdays!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like a lovely night out.

Michelle said...

how fun!!

Happy birthday!!

And be proud you're keeping up... I haven't done anything past day 2! lol!!

CrossView said...

Happy Birthday to you both! I love trying new places/things to eat. I like to eat. :O)