a beautiful birthday

Yesterday was a jewel of a birthday. Abe worked his tail off from morning until night so that the day would be perfect. He is the best.

In the morning he went to work late so that I could go on a run, and then I came home to his omelettes and cards from the girls. (Mary gave me multiple cards throughout the day that she dictated to Abe and various babysitters, and on every card she wrote, “Happy holidays!”.)

Then I napped and spent time with the kids before visit teaching for two hours. When I got home from visit teaching, I blitz tidied before Abe came home early and took me to Salt Lake for an evening of surprises. He took me first to Takahashi, the best sushi restaurant in Salt Lake. We had never eaten there before, and we looooooooved it. Then he took me to my favorite bakery, Gourmandise. We picked out some treats and took them with us to the Gallivan Center. Abe kept joking that he was taking me to an acid rock concert, but it turned out to be–hooray!–the Utah Symphony instead.

The weather was absolutely perfect, and for the second half of the symphony Abe functioned as my chaise lounge. I was well-fed, comfy, and so, so happy. It was an incredible day.

Thank you, Abe, for making my birthday so, so wonderful! I love you!!!

There was a line to enter the restaurant. When we entered, I made Abe take a picture of all the awards the restaurant had won. It heightened my anticipation and hunger to look at these plaques.

There was a line to enter the restaurant. When we entered, I made Abe take a picture of all the awards the restaurant had won. It heightened my anticipation and hunger to look at these plaques.

Abe was my lounge chair. He actually brought real chairs for us to sit on--and they were comfy too--but he was more comfy.

Abe was my lounge chair. He actually brought real chairs for us to sit on–and they were comfy too–but he was more comfy.

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