The past two weeks we have been celebrating birthdays in my family! My birthday was May 12 and Phil’s was exactly one week later on the 19th. In my family, we celebrate “Birthday Week.” Growing up, we would open a couple of presents on our birthday day and then we would get to pick where/what we wanted to eat for our birthday dinner. Phil’s family celebrated similarly.
Recently, my mom began to slowly introduce us to the whole birthday-week world. I think it originated because my mom loves Starbucks and celebrating a birthday week was a good excuse to get Starbucks more than one day per week. I, too, love Starbucks so I was not opposed. This year, mother went above and beyond the call of birthday week duties and brought me little birthday “treats” to work almost everyday. Basically, it was a good birthday week.
And for my birthday, I got to go on a sushi date with Phil! So.stinking.good. Just a year ago, I didn’t like sushi. Somehow he got me hooked on it and now I’m slightly obsessed.
The following weekend was Phil’s birthday and we had some of his family come and visit the new ranch house that we live in. Then we had a combined birthday party (I called it the “Belko Birthday BBQ Bash” – I like alliteration.) with my family and his to celebrate both of our birthdays. It was so fun & we had a blast just getting to enjoy time with family. No better way to spend your birthday, right?!