Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes for Mister E! My butt is currently on a plane headed back to Seattle and I am, of course, experiencing the post-Mister E blues that I get every time one of our visits comes to an end. Instead of trying to give a detailed recap of this past weekend with the fella, I thought it might be easier to just let the pictures do most of the talking.
First, just let me say that there is a lot of snow in Connecticut! And it was coooold! A lot of people think that because Seattle is so far north, we experience the same winter as the rest of the Northern states, but that’s not the case at all! Seattle usually goes through a very mild winter with high’s staying in the low 40s and only receiving a few inches of snow throughout the season. So although you may expect me to be a seasoned cold weather gal, I’m not. And when the lows are dipping into single digits at night, I turn into a wimp.
This would be Kyle. He’s a dear friend to Mister E and I and he was awesome enough to throw a dinner party in the birthday boy’s honor. He has some serious kitchen skills that I may only hope to learn someday. He’s also not afraid to belt out a lyric or two.
I wish I could tell you the name of everything on my plate, but I’m afraid I can’t remember it all. All I can tell you was that I had no shame in trying to polish my plate clean.
Even though the food was out-of-this-world spectacular, somehow the sweets managed to steal the show.
Other activities for the night besides eating included Catchphrase and piñata bashing. I don’t socialize as much as what I should in Seattle, so I really welcomed such a fun evening spent with friends. And I am so happy that I decided to fly into town for Mister E’s birthday!
I don’t believe in going all out for Valentine’s Day, however, a small token of affection is always appreciated, so Mister E and I will usually exchange a small gift for the holiday. This year he gave me some reading material for my flight home -The Pioneer Woman‘s new book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels!
However sad I may be to be leaving Mister E, I can’t deny that I’m excited to get back to Prince and normal eating. Overall, my meals during this trip were healthy, but I certainly ate a lot more in terms of quantity than I normally do. And with the birthday celebrations, I definitely consumed more sweets than normal. Green monsters will be very much welcomed back into my life this week!
So since I got to celebrate my Valentine’s Day early, tell me, what are you doing to celebrate? An extravagant evening planned out with your sweetie? A quiet night in with a movie by yourself? Both sound pretty spectacular to me!