Saturday, February 20, 2010

23.



So it has been a couple weeks since I wrote... but I am back...
So last Sunday I celebrated my 23 birthday. 23! Sometimes I can't believe I am this old!
I had fun celebrating my birthday last weekend with Todd in the Cities.

So we went up to Minneapolis after Todd was done with work on Saturday night. We had it planned that we wanted to go to Cheesecake Factory - but when we got there at 8pm - there was still a 2 1/2 hour wait. 2 1/2 wait? Crazy... We found a California Pizza Kitchen which was only a 15 minute wait. It was good. I got this Chicken Piccata Dinner- it was really yummy...

After dinner we made our way back to the Cheesecake Factory for some dessert. By that time our name had come up and we only had to wait a few minutes to get a seat. I got my AWESOME cheesecake. They even decorated the plate for the birthday girl. When I was in College - my family would come up and take me out to dinner and we went to Cheesecake Factory for the 20th and 21st birthdays. I have a picture like this for each of these birthdays as well. It may have to continue to be a tradition...




I love how they decorate the plates for your birthday! So fun!!
Me and the Hubs... what a fun time!


We then stayed at the Ramada Plaza Hotel for night... since I work for a hotel - I get a little discount which makes it nice. It was a really nice hotel - we would recommend it.

The next day - my birthday - we went to the "Valentine's Day" movie. We thought it was OK- but not great... but we had some free movie tickets to that was a bonus. Then we went out to lunch to Potbellies with my brother Skyller and his girlfriend Kiki and went shopping with them for a bit. We said hi to a college friend then headed home to pick up my babies.

It was so nice to get away... even though we drove an hour to the cities - it felt like we were alot farther away. Maybe something we should do more often... :)

So then tonight we got to celebrate my birthday again... my family came into town. My brother, Skye, didn't come down but my cousin Walker was along. We went to my all time favorite Rochester Restaurant: Chesters.

They have great food but my FAVORITE thing about Chesters is their chocolate cake. It is the BEST chocolate cake I have ever had. I really wanted some as my birthday cake. It was so fun to see my family and get to celebrate with them.

With my Birthday Cake... don't be fooled - I split this with everyone... I didn't eat it all myself!

We celebrated my dad's birthday too. He just had a birthday on Wednesday. Happy Birthday Daddy!