Sunday, September 21, 2008

Birthday Gifts

I promised you another post last night, but I got too tired to do it. This isn't card related, but I thought you might be interested in what my boys got me for my birthday.

The first surprise waiting for me when I arrived home from a 7-hour shift at Starbucks was a mission style coffee table for our living room. My DH found it on Craig's List and went to pick it up while I was gone. Isn't it gorgeous? We love the clean simple lines of the arts and crafts movement, and this piece matches all our other good furniture.

The other gift they gave me was Adobe Photoshop Elements, a software package that will help me enhance my pictures on this blog and be able to add a watermark to my photos to identify them as mine. They were particularly impressed with themselves because they came up with this gift idea when they overheard a conversation I had with Lydia about sizing and watermarking my work. I'll have to sit down and really read the manual, but hopefully you'll see the changes soon!

The rest of the afternoon was filled with errands, and we decided to order in for dinner. I wanted sushi from the same restaurant we went to for our anniversary. I decided not to get the same thing I had before, but to branch out and try some of the other offerings. I had shrimp tempura roll and a unagi roll, which features BBQ eel. Bob chose a bagel roll, which has smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber, topped with masago. Bob didn't like his at all, and picked out the salmon and heated up leftover pot roast for his dinner. I didn't find mine as wonderful as the one I had before, but I still joined the Clean Plate Club at the end of the meal!

Tonight we'll be getting together with some new friends we're in a group with. I'm taking chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for us to enjoy, and that'll be the day. Birthdays aren't what they once were, but this one was really nice.


sandra said...

I love mission style furniture too:it's simple, but elegant.'I'm glad you had a nice birthday.

Amy said...

I had no idea it was your birthday!

Happy birthday!!!

Lydia said...


And watch the man in brown, btw... ;)

Your family did GREAT!! Of course I'm the most excited about Photoshop!! Call me if you need help!!

I LOVE that coffee table, and I can't wait until you come here and Paul and Bob can go eat bbq while we go have sushi!!!

Love ya. Happy birthday.

Nancy Riley said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENN !!!!!!!!! Sounds like you have a nice day! (Sorry I'm late)