I may not have had favor boxes, a pinata or a fancy new dress, but I did celebrate 39 in style. The Saturday before my birthday, the Mr. and I feasted at Eddie V’s. Oh y’all, if you live in Austin, this is a fabulous place to dine. Pricey, but awesome.
It’s no secret I *heart* Dr Pepper. I have been in love since high school. At the time I was drinking Coke and my dermatologist told me that I should switch to DP, it was easier on your skin. True story. So an ACTUAL doctor recommended I drink it.
Good enough for me.
My parents came over for dinner on Sunday evening and we did it up right. A menu full of 23 flavor goodness. Thank you, Pinterest.
And, because the celebrating should last forever, my actual birthday was a blast! I was a station leader for VBS and all 250 kids surprised me by singing the “happy birthday” song and bringing out cake. Talk about feeling the love.
By some massive omission of Austinite heritage, I have somehow managed to live in Austin for a decade and not eat a Torchy’s Taco. Criminal. It’s criminal. This is the “trashy trailer park” (trashy because I substituted queso for lettuce, wouldn’t you??) Next time I may go bi-partisan and get the Democrat, or call it a loss and go Independent. So many choices.
The weather was just beautiful and the kids ran and played while we finished up our tacos. And, at $23 for 7 people, I’d say this is a place we’ll be visiting again. And again. They also have some rockin’ picnic tables that I am trying to score. Extra-wide seats and our whole family fit on them. Love!
To cap off a spectacular year, the neighborhood gals treated me to my all-time favorite place on So-Co, Guero’s Taco Bar. Do we see a theme here? Just remember three words when you eat there: “Fish Tacos” and “Queso”. You’ll thank me later. We ended the night at a downtown bar, Halcyon, and enjoyed s’mores and sweet tea, tableside. It was the loveliest of nights. I even busted out the non-mom clothes. Yeah, so you know it’s a party.
Birthday month is almost coming to a close, but we’re squeezing in one last hurrah with the other birthday girl in the house, Clare! It’ll be rainbows, clouds and color come June 28. June babies rock.