A birthday celebration

Yesterday was Brandon’s 26th birthday, and we had a fantastic day! I took a half day at work and told him we could spend the afternoon doing whatever he wanted.

We drove half an hour north to Santa Rosa, where Brandon is from. Our first stop was JoJo’s sushi where we ordered a few rolls to tide us over until lunch. Next, we went to Brandon’s favorite dive bar, The Round Robin, to play pool.

Later in the afternoon we met Brandon’s mom at La Rosa for dinner and margaritas. We split the fajitas, but at this point I was already feeling pretty stuffed from our late lunch.


After saying goodbye to Brandon’s mom we headed over to Third Street Ale Works to meet friends. We had a great time laughing and chatting with friends and eventually, our friends surprised Brandon with this monstrosity:


This ice cream cake was insane and definitely resembled the game Jenga! Most of our friends had already gone home at this point, so four of us were in charge of polishing off this cake. We powered through it somehow…

Yesterday was a day for indulgences. Between the food, margaritas and cake, I was feeling quite stuffed and was certainly not in the best shape waking up this morning. Brandon had a great birthday, though, and I enjoyed spending time with Brandon and our friends and family so much. So while it wasn’t the healthiest day, it was well worth it! I know that part of finding balance is allowing for indulgences and days off, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! 



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