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There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. - Alice in Wonderland

Soooo today is my birthday. I am officially 34. I kinda like that number, it isn't my late 30's or anything lol. Last night my Mom made me any dinner I chose. I picked French Onion soup, BLTs and Cherry Cheesecake, YUM! It was awesome, the food and the fact that I didn't have to cook.

Homemade French Onion soup...Mmmmmm

Today, Mom cleaned my bathroom for me (I hate cleaning bathrooms) and I mean cleaned my light fixtures and everything! I got a Venti Vanilla Latte at Starbucks and Ninja is putting up my craft shelves. I have been working on a craft space for the past little while. Hopefully it will be done soon and I will show pictures!

I was ridiculously spoiled and got a new computerized sewing machine, a membership to Fabricland, a $50 GC for fabric, a travel mug PLUS tickets to Mumford & Sons in Vancouver this May!!! I am so freaking excited to get my sewing/craft area ready to go!

Mommy and her girls
Family birthday pic

Big night out

Tonight Ninja and I are took our Groupon and headed out for dinner... without the kids!!! I feel a bit of guilt not spending birthday dinner with them but I lived. The worst was thinking that SydneyBean would cry the entire time and make my Mom & Dad's movie night with the girls miserable. I pumped and got the bottles ready and we were off, to The Local. 

The Amazing view

Great bottle of wine and too much to choose from
The Local is this awesome restaurant right on Okanagan Lake in Summerland. It specializes in preparing local food. Yes, I am the type of person that takes pictures of my food LOL

Cherry glazed ribs and  Caesar salad to start

Mushroom risotto, broccolini, New York steak topped with peppercorn sauce and candied cabbage 
I had a great dinner, fantastic company and my worst fears were confirmed... SydneyBean cried the entire time we were gone and HoneyBear got scared of the 3D movie Rise of the Guardians and bit my Mom's shoulder in fright!!!! WTF??? We will have to revisit these major issues at some point because this is soooo unacceptable *sigh*

On another note...

So, I was thinking, in light of recent events, about my bucket list. There are a few things I really want to do in life. I add to this list all the time but here are 34 things I would very much like to accomplish during my lifetime...

1.  Go to Central Park
2.  Eat a baguette in Paris
3.  Knit a pair of socks
4.  Hike Mt Rainier
5.  See a volcano erupt
6.  Learn 1 song on the guitar
7.  Sew a quilt
8.  Host a 7 course dinner party
9.  Leave a HUGE tip
10. Own a house
11. Make a delicious omelet
12. See the whales and glaciers of Alaska
13. Climb a lighthouse in PEI
14. Let go of a floating lantern
15. Jump off a waterfall
16. Kiss in the gondolas of Venice
17. Build a treehouse
18. Have a 50th anniversary
19. Go to Jazzfest in New Orleans
20. Travel 1st class
21. Spot the Big 5 on an African Safari
22. See the Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver
23. Get a massage on the beach
24. Write a book
28. Bike the KVR
29. Take a train through the Rockies
30. Drink wine in Napa Valley
31. Drive the Pacific Hwy.
32. See the Masters... LIVE
33. Dance in the rain
34. Ride a horse on the beach


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