Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve blogged anything with substance. I was recovering from my awesome birthday celebration and some additional nights of debauchery that followed days after. I definitely should give my liver a rest! Now that things have finally settled down, I can finally blog about my wonderful celebration of me.

I just have to start by saying that I HAVE THE MOST AMAZING BOYFRIEND EVER! He treats me so well and he spoils me even though he doesn’t need to. He always out-does himself every year! He definitely knows how to make me feel special. I love him sooooo much! I already told him that he didn’t have to get me anything and that I really just wanted to have a nice special dinner with him but he went the extra mile and planned an amazing birthday for me.

First, he surprised me with the awesome camera that I wanted.

Well, kind of surprised me. He wanted to surprise me with it but we’re always together, and with our hectic schedule, he didn’t have any time to go to the store to pick it up without me being right there with him. So after work on the Thursday before my birthday, he drove me to Fry’s to pick up my gift. He wanted me to have it so I can record the class I was teaching that night and to take pictures of our weekend. Our good friend Gian was also going to be in town to celebrate his birthday as well, so it was great to have a new camera to record our time together.

On my birthday, Pooh took me out for dinner after work.  He got us reservations at Cucina Urbana, a restaurant I’ve been raving about for quite some time now.  I’m absolutely in love with this place.  The food is incredible, the decor is urban and chic without being pretentious, and the service is great!

It was an amazing dinner with my Poohburr. Sweet, romantic, and the most perfect way to celebrate my birthday! We headed home to rest up so we could meet up with some friends for drinks later that night…or so I thought! Pooh had another surprise up his sleeve for me. When I opened the door to our kitchen to let Gizmo out, I was pleasantly greeted and surprised to see my friends hiding in the kitchen screaming “SURPRISE!”. I was nearly thrown back because they scared the hell out of me!

It’s a great feeling to know that there was so much thought and effort into making my birthday special. I am truly thankful and blessed to have these people in my life, especially Pooh. The people that you surround yourself with help make those special moments in your life. I look back at all the pictures that I took – all of my “digital memories” – and they’re of happy times with people I truly care about and love. I love saving these memories because they’re moments in my life when I was happy, despite how momentous or random they might be. People walk in and out of our lives, as sad as it may seem, but all of those people shape us and have affected us in some way. We’re who we are and where we are because of them. :)

Anyway, enough Hallmark talk. I’ve uploaded all of my pics from my birthday bash to my Facebook. I’ll be adding them to my blog galleries soon. I’m doing my laundry and it’s 1:09am. Perhaps I should sleep soon. Here’s a bunch of photos from the rest of the night…after our surprise party at home we went out after wards to go somewhere…I unfortunately do not remember. I’m told I had a blast!


Thanks again for all the birthday wishes everyone! ::big kisses little kisses, big hugs n little hugs::

  • vondraye
    April 28, 2010

    damn, the pics are blocked here in the office! Will check as soon as i get home!

    yeah, ive been eyeing that camera as well!

    I’m so happy for both of you guys!!

    I know how happy your Poohbur is when he saw your face… just like my Kojie when he surprise me…

    That’s their hapiness; seeing you happy!

    again, congratulations on your birthday and birthday gift and birthday surprise!

    will try to look for you in FB!

  • todd
    April 29, 2010

    from all these pics, it seems like you’ve got a pretty good life! i wish i had such a caring and loving boyfriend! keep it up!

  • Dhon
    April 29, 2010

    >>Wow! i am sure it was a blast!

  • awi
    April 29, 2010

    happy birthday ulit, tiggah! :-)

    it makes me so happy to see you guys so happy! when you have an amazing boyfriend (like i do!), don’t you feel a little guilty sometimes that life is treating you so damn GOOD?? :-)

    anyways, all my love, boys! stay cool, and be well.