Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm really bummed, as I was getting ready to post this I accidentally deleted about half the pictures we'd taken of all our fun and I'm too cheap to pay for recovery software to get them back. So you'll have to make do with the pictures I got and imagine the rest.

Ethan took me out for a birthday lunch on Saturday. We went to The Little Dooey, a BBQ place that has won the award for the best BBQ in Mississippi, as well as the top 5 lunches of 2011 in Maxim Magazine. It was pretty yummy, although we've been to another less well known BBQ place in town that we thought was just as good if not better. I had the Brisket, which we pretty good, but Grandpa Llyod's is better.
Ethan had pulled pork and ribs. I think he really enjoyed it.
Mixed in with our onion rings was a southern favorite. Ethan ate one at first on accident, and so I had one too so that I could at least say I'd tried it. This is a deep fried pickle. Yuck! Now I can say I've tried it and I never have to eat another one!
Erik was a little dissapointed that all he got was water and some nibbles of bread, but he was willing to take as much of that as I'd give him. He just loves to eat and will eat anything you give him, whether it tastes yummy or not.
The view from our table was kinda fun. This cemetary is just across the street and looked really cool. Ethan's wandered around in it and says there are parts that look like nobody new has been buried there in over a hundred years. One of these days Erik and I will have to go check it out!
We went to lunch on Saturday becuase I wanted to cook a big dinner for my birthday. I had planned on doing this menu for Valentine's day, but things were just too hectic that week and we had to postpone it. So for our combined Valentine's/Birthday dinner, we had:
You can see the Caprese Salad Skewers in this picture of our table setting, but you'll have to go to the Mower family cooking blog to see the rest of the food. It may take me a day or two to get all the posts up, so bear with me.
And here end the pictures. I'm really not sure how I managed to delete half the pictures on my memory card, but oh well. We waited until Erik had gone down for the evening to start our dinner, and it was really fun. After dinner, Ethan brought out the presents he'd gotten for me. He got me new pillows for our bed(our old ones were so flat and tired they barely did anthing. Ethan was always stealing mine to double up with his so that he'd have a thick enough pillow, so I told him that this was on the top of my bday list), two cake pans to replace my old worn out ones, a strainer (ours got left behind in Rexburg, oops!), and a reed diffuser for our living room. Maybe none of these things sound great to anyone else, but they were exactly what I wanted so it was awesome!
After presents and dessert we watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and called it a night. It was a great birthday, exactly what I had wished for!


  1. Shoot. I have a recovery program, but that doesn't help you much over there. :(

    Your dinner looks really yummy! How fun.

  2. I'm so glad you had a happy birthday! The dinner sounds wonderful and the place setting is lovely.

  3. Some memory card recovery programs will let you download a demo to make sure it works with your files and computer. If you don't have tons and tons of photos you could try that and just use the free demo (it comes with so many files free that you get to recover or something like that). I used DDR Recovery once and it did well.

  4. Ahh! What fun! Happy Birthday! I wish we lived closer so I could say it in person. :)

    It looks like you had a fun time making a nice meal. It is a blast, isn't it? Not doing very fancy often makes it special. Half the fun is planning it! lol

    I'm glad your blogging. I find it easy to keep up with folks that way. :)

    Love, Rebecca