I love having Joe's birthday two weeks after mine. I always feel like the month of October is one continuous celebration that way. That's kind of why I wanted to have our relaxing weekend together when we did. We celebrated me, we celebrated us and then we celebrated Joe. It's a tradition I hope to continue for the rest of our lives.
Since we both had Wednesday off work, we decided to have most of our fun then. Joe's idea of the perfect date is a matinee movie and lunch, so that's what we did. We saw Gravity in 3D (our first 3D movie!) and really enjoyed it. I don't think it's a movie that I'd watch over and over again, but it was really interesting and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. (I don't do well with any sort of suspense or anticipation.) Lunch was at Tucano's, one of our very favorite, eat until you feel sick, restaurants. I can't get enough of their fried bananas or garlic parmesan beef (which is funny because I don't eat a lot of beef or usually enjoy it). We both felt more than full by the time we were done and could have taken a nap right there at our table. The best part about our date was that it didn't cost us a penny! We used gift cards we got for our birthdays and I had a free birthday meal postcard. I had a very happy husband!
Remember when we tried to go to Cornbelly's for part of my birthday celebration and failed? We decided to go back that Wednesday before the tickets I bought expired. I don't think Joe really loved the idea, but he went along with it. We got lost in the corn maze together, saw the Cow in the Hat and went on a little hayride. we would have done more, but it was cold and wet and we were tired. I was just excited to cross some things off of our Fall Date Night Bucket list. When we got home, we drank hot chocolate and watched some Once Upon a Time on Netflix. It was a great day full of quality time and fun!
Thursday night, Joe got home early at his regular early hour of 8 (worst schedule ever!!!!) so we didn't have time to do a whole lot. He decided that he really wanted to go to Cafe Rio for dinner, and then we rented Monsters University from Redbox and snuggled up to wach it for the rest of the night. It was really great, I wish every night could be so carefree and relaxed. (I took a really great picture of my husband enjoying his birthday dinner, but um.. it didn't get uploaded to Dropbox before my phone stopped working the other night so it's gone forever.)
Howard really wanted to help open presents
I told you he really wanted to help!
We celebrated with both of our families yesterday. I invited my parents and my sister over for dinner, but really my mom made most of it. (Because she's a saint, if you don't believe me, read this post I wrote on Friday.) She brought the rolls, bottled beans from the garden and she made a salad. I made homemade chicken cordon bleu and Joe's favorite peanut butter bars. We spent the rest of our night with his family, eating peanut butter bars, opening presents and chatting.
I am not an awesome food photographer.
I hope Joe feels perfectly spoiled after all of our celebrating!
How do you celebrate your spouse's birthday?