January 22nd

I woke up on my birthday and I went for my typical morning run.  I usually get up early and run and come home to Jacob just waking up.  I thought today this wouldn’t be any different, but I was wrong.  I felt like the birthday fairy had arrived at our house while I was out! 
My favorite gifts were dates (big shocker right?)! A stay at a resort is in our future, and a gift card to Ruth’s Chris was also included.  I seriously couldn’t wait for the weekend to use the card and enjoy a fancy dinner with just the two of us!  
And then I treated myself to my favorite sushi for lunch- Las Vegas Rolls have my heart. 

I came home during a rainstorm, which I absolutely loved.  I’ve always enjoyed rain, and it was a great gift from nature!

If you’re not from AZ, or you’re new here let me tell you a little secret.  Joe’s restaurant chains give you a free meal on your actual day of birth!  Last year we went to Joe’s Real BBQ for my birthday, and we hit up Joe’s Farm Grill for Jacob’s.  We decided it was time to try the last chain and hit up Liberty Market for my birthday.  It was a truly excellent choice!

Jacob loved his caprese burger!

I really loved my white pizza!

 And my parents really loved their burger and salmon sandwich as well!  I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to go!

Seriously, new favorite! 

 But maybe the best part is the red velvet cake!  My Dad insisted I get a dessert on my actual birthday, how could I say no?

I’m usually way weird and can taste the red food coloring in red velvet cake, which makes it taste awful to me.  However, when I found out red beets are the coloring in this cake I was sold!  It really was such great cake, and clearly even this ginormous piece didn’t stand a chance against the 4 of us!

It was such a great day!  Thank you wonderful parents and the world’s greatest husband for making me feel so loved and special on my big day!

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  1. I am the same way with red velvet! Did the beets affect the taste? I'd never even heard of Liberty Market – maybe the next time we visit AZ 🙂

  2. I think beets would be a great way to color red velvet cake–they have such a pungent color! And that gift set up really does remind one of a “birthday fairy”! 🙂 It's great that you had a wonderful birthday!

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