Pic Wrap #11 {Birthday Edition}

March 23, 2013

I woke up this morning a 34 year old woman. 34, it really is just a number…

I don’t feel much different than I did the night before when I went to bed.

me at 34

We started off the celebration a bit early with a nice family dinner at The Melting Pot.

We love us some fondue, especially the cheese and chocolate kind.


3-23 the fam


I even had a drink in honor of the day.

The Mangolicious was truly delicious – just the right mixture of sweet mixed with a bit of sour.

Guess, it’s kinda like me. ๐Ÿ™‚


3-23 mangolicious


And of course, the dark chocolate fondue with a bit of Grand Marnier thrown in was decadent as always.

Definitely a family favorite.


3-23 marshmallow and dark chocolate


I even got all three of my loves to sit together and pose for me.

They couldn’t refuse me and were on their best behavior. ๐Ÿ™‚


3-23 my loves


Today, the actual day of the celebration of my 34 years.

We spent it on and in the water.

Little One and I stuck together on the boat that took us along the Intracoastal

to lunch at Two Georges.

It’s such an experience to pull up to a restaurant by way of boat and not car.


little one and mommy


Our view from the back of the boat wasย phenomenal as it only can be on such a glorious day on the water.

Looking at the housesย ย mansions along the water is a sight to behold.

I do much prefer this view, unencumbered by the intrusion of humans.


3-23 back of boat


After lunch it was time to get our toes a bit sandy and play in the surf.

One of us got buried under a mound of sand (no, it wasn’t me).

Some of us swam like dolphins.

And some just enjoyed the wind in our hair and the sun shining on the water.


birthday collage waterfun


At the end of the day, a surprise waited by the front door as we trickled in, pleasantly tired form this most perfect of days.

No house work, no cooking!

Smiles, sunshine, and chocolate cake!

(Which I don’t have a picture of because my phone had died.)


3-23 birthday flowers


Birthday flowers are the best kind and these came all the way from Germany!


Feel free to link up your pics from the past week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • paul March 24, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Happy Birthday! sounds like you had a great one. It is just a number and you look fantastic.

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Thanks, Paul. It was a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hilary March 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Sounds like a wonderful day – love ya!

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Wonderful and unexpected. Love you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine March 24, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Looks like you had an amazing birthday. How lucky are we to live in a state surrounded by so much beautiful water, glorious sunrises, and amazing sunsets? Wishing you a wonderful 34th year!

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Thanks, Nanci. I totally agree. I still pinch myself sometimes and can’t believe I get to live here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Petra March 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    So glad you had a wonderful Birthday โ™ฅ

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks, mom. It was nice. Only wish you could have been here, too. Love you.

  • Rorybore March 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday beautiful!!!
    you look amazing and it looks like you had an amazing day.

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much. It was great. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kerry March 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Sounds like a beautiful birthday was had!! So good to hear you celebrated by doing lots of things you love and with the people you love the most!! That pic of you is so pretty and I am slightly jealous of you guys pulling up to a restaurant by boat lol
    And fondue, I am yet to try it!!!
    Happy Birthday Susi xoxoxo

    • Susi March 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Kerry, you don’t know what you are missing – fondue is oh so delicious and so very fun! Go try some, stat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sandra March 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend! I love your self-portrait shots. (I need to work on some for me that I actually like.) You are beautiful, inside and out!

    • Susi March 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Awww, shucks. Thank you so much. I’m usually very unhappy with my selfies but it’s me, warts and all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TBM March 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Happy BDay! I still haven’t been to a Melting Pot, but love fondue!

    • Susi March 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you. If you have the chance to go, GO. It is so nice and so good and so much fun!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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