This weekend was one long birthday celebration for us. We took a short trip to Fredericksburg to visit my Oma (Grandmother) and Opa (Grandfather), whose 86th birthday was Sunday. My Oma made a wonderful meal and a delicious chocolate cake for dessert. Normally, I'm not a big fan of chocolate-anything, but this cake was not too chocolate-y and the icing was so, so, so good. My Oma makes her icing from scratch and had never bought icing from the store until once, earlier this year, I recently learned. It makes me wish I would/could cook and bake more from scratch.
The remaining part of the weekend was spent celebrating my husband's birthday (which was a milestone-3.0.). We had a wonderful night out with friends on Friday (at two of our favorite spots: Opal Divine's, followed by Little Woodrow's). On Saturday, we ran errands, cleaned house, and celebrated some more later that evening with my papa and in-laws. Of course we also watched the (UT) game, which left much to be desired, but at least we won :)
Oh, and there was one more birthday to be celebrated. The husband, X, shares a birthday with our hound, Kingsley. We actually didn't find this out until after we took him to the vet for the first time. Obviously, we were all meant to be together :D I managed to pick up some cheap party hats while I scrambled to finish preparations for X's birthday on Friday. After strapping one on the hound, I managed to snap a few, quick (and blurry) pictures* of him while enticing him with his birthday bone.
*Although I tried.... Sadly, X would not allow to take any pictures of the both of them with hats on, hehe.