Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was my birthday and although I will be celebrating it with more friends on Friday I still wanted to do something on the day with the hubby, my sister and, of course, the dogs! So we went to my favorite place to eat outdoors in the city (it had to be outdoors because of the dogs!) – The Shake Shack, which I wrote about earlier this year when the snow was still around.

Birthday dinner at Shake Shack

We hung out enjoying the nice weather we’ve been having.

Birthday dinner at Shake Shack

The dogs looked so cute I had to take a picture with them… and I was happy to do it, too, as I don’t have any pictures at all with them, as incredible as that sounds!

Birthday dinner at Shake Shack

It was a lovely Spring evening and we had a lot of fun eating burgers and then Pinkberry where I got my favorite – Pomegranate with chocolate chips. Yum! The dogs also joined in the fun sharing a Poochini from The Shake Shack (plain custard, peanut butter and a dog biscuit!):

Birthday dinner at Shake Shack

Later when we got home I got lovely presents! From my sister I received a beautiful silver bracelet I admired in Peru and that she bought me without telling me and from the sweet hubby a beautiful white gold chain with a diamond and pearl pendant from Mikimoto. I was so surprised and so happy with it! It’s my 30th Birthday so he wanted to give me something extra special, and I can tell you that this is definitely very very special to me. 🙂 I also received a very lovely and very much anticipated package in the mail today, so it feels like a birthday gift… it’s my prize yarn from the Fiberphile Design Contest that I won back in January for Folha Luz! I chose the color Concord and couldn’t be happier with what I received. It’s just perfect!

Fiberphile Designer Contest Prize

Overall I would say it’s been a pretty damn good birthday and the real celebration (with friends) doesn’t happen until Friday! Not too shabby all around. The dogs loved being able to take part of my birthday dinner today but they were also very happy to be home… where they crashed out on the daybed as soon as they arrived.

Relaxing at the end of the day

Relaxing at the end of the day

Relaxing at the end of the day

Gotta love it when they’re too tired to get into trouble! 😉

23 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday! I’m so glad you had a great day!

    Oh, and randomly, I totally love those black flats you’re wearing.

  2. Happy Birthday! That picture with you and the dogs is lovely. You look marvelous! The yarn is gorgeous…I bet that was a nice box to get on your birthday.

  3. Happy birthday!

    That does sound like the most amazing day. Your blog is ace – your writing and your pictures make me feel like I was there!

  4. Sounds like a Perfect Day surrounded by those you love and those who LOVE YOU!
    You look so very happy – no doubt part of that happiness is that you are home, home with your doggies.
    So Happy Birthday, Lina THIRTY is the best ever year.
    p.s. the six-at-a-time-sox yarn balls are stuffed into the cuff area, once it is long enough, so tangles are minimal

  5. Looks like you really had a happy birthday.
    Wish you all the best for the new year! 🙂
    My birthday is the day after tomorrow, hope it will occur to someone to present me some yarn…

  6. Happy birthday Lina! Glad to see that you had a great birthday celebration so far. You look so cute in your picture with your babies. I love that all three of you have big happy smiles. :))
    Have fun on Friday. Post more about it if you get the chance.

  7. happy birthday:) it sounds like you have started it off right:) my dog is always exhausted when he comes back from the doggie hotel too…:) so i know what you mean about them being too tired to get into trouble:) hehe. your dogs are way cute:) and the yarn looks awesome:) congrats on your win again:)

  8. Looks like the Birthday pre-celebration was a success. That yarn is TDF…can I repeat that?? It’s amazing. Have fun Friday and stay healthy:)

  9. Happy Birthday a day late! This is a great post, and I LOVE the pictures! Your dogs are so sweet-looking, please give them a pat from me.

  10. Happy Belated Birthday! It looked like a perfect celebration! Shake Shack, yummy! Your shoes are so cute. Man, that Concord color is gorgeous.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday– it does sound like you had a great day. Ditto on the shoes– and have a fine time celebrating again tonight!

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