welcome to february! last weekend i had a blast celebrating my birthday with my husband and even came home to an amazing birthday surprise on my 30th b-day/one month wedding anniversary. when we were married in cabo, Mike Doyle's paintings were all over the hotel. i fell in LOVE with a couple of them. when we inquired about the price, we figured that $3000 would be better in our downpayment-on-a-house account than on the walls of our rented apartment. so, oh well, no painting for me. well, i came home friday and found this on my wall....
can you believe it?!?! it is HUGE- 3 feet by 7 feet. my ingenious husband actually "commissioned" a friend (the better half of "team tall" (who happens to be a fabulous artist) to make me a very similar painting to the one i loved. incredible. i love it.
the rest of the weekend was spend riding out in east county san diego. jen invited me along on one of her adventures and i got to hang with the big girls riding Great Western Loop to Pine Valley (an amazing ride).
i also hung out at the YMCA spin-a-thon and did an hour with the lululemon Carlsbad crew, raising money "for the kids". "for the kids" was also my excuse to bid on (and win!) some fun silent auction items. saturday night, James took me to Yu Me Ya sake house for my 30th and we happily rang in my new decade in a quiet corner of the sake bar with good food, drink and the good company of eachother. and of course frozen yogurt for my "birthday cake" after.