So... I wasn't really into my birthday much. I got tons of well wishes and a few cards... everyone was great. I just wasn't feeling it, you know?
Anyway... that was until my wonderful husband planned a lovely evening out for the two of us. He arranged for the boys to spend the night at grandma and grandpa's house. Then we went downtown to The Rathskeller which is located in this wonderful old German building. It was so neat to see the history of the building and all that has take place there over the years.
The menu was a collection of a variety of tastes including some authentic German dishes. The bread basket came w/ two rolls and a soft pretzel(with this crazy spicy mustard!). We got the special which was stuffed shrimp (really really yummy!) and a spicy pasta dish. Both meals were very good. And since it was my birthday we got a free slice of German Chocolate Cheesecake. Oh, yeah... it was good!
After the meal we went to the bar area where there was a country/pop singer performing. Natalie Stovall was so great! She had a fun sound. She did alot of cover songs but did some original numbers too. Hubby is not a huge fan of country but he really enjoyed the talent of the guitarist and Natalie's fiddle playing. I liked her style enough that I bought her CD. When she found out it was my birthday she said we should stick around so she could sing a song for me. It was kind of a remix of Happy Birthday. She even said my name right (which is pretty rare)!
It was such a fun night with my husband. When you have two boys (one very active and one with special needs) you don't always get alot of alone time. It was much needed and much appreciated. Also, we usually are pretty basic on our dates. It was nice to break out of the norm and do something different for a change. I totally want to go back there.
There were a couple other fun things over the weekend. There was a Pre-school/Family Fair at the county fairgrounds. There were lots of freebies for the kids and the boys loved the petting zoo! And I got to do lunch and a movie w/ my mom and sisters. Its not very often that we all get together just us girls. Its kind of weird now that we're all grown up (the youngest girl is about to graduate high school and is already a published author). We went and saw He's Just Not That Into You. It was pretty good.
So I want to say thanks to my husband and family and friends for making me feel special for my birthday. I love you all!!