Saturday, February 9th I celebrated my 28th birthday! I have never been one for parties or a crowd of people so instead, I spent the day with two good friends, S & L. S & I have been friends for over 10 years while L & I met at my day job and have gotten close, in part, because I take her family’s photos yearly.
We met at Henry’s Gelato located at Lafayette Village in Raleigh. I haven’t eaten gelato since my trip to Italy in April 2012 and I had been dying for some. Every time I’d been to Lafayette Henrys was never open so I purposed that eating it was one thing I HAD to do on my birthday =).
After eating a coffee & double fudge gelato, L drove my car (because I didn’t want to drive on my birthday) and we went to Crabtree and shopped for a glorious three hours! It was so fun & relaxing. We got some colored hair extensions (blue for L & S & dark purple/red for me) to have fun with and also found some good deals at H&M & Charlotte Russe (I love that store, btw).
After that we went back to L’s house where she had made a cake for me. It was so pretty! Isn’t it gorgeous???
I thought it was so incredibly sweet that she put the camera on there as well as copied my signature that I use as my logo! She’s talented!!
Her little Daughter, Little E, was so happy to celebrate with me. She couldn’t wait to have me blow out candles!
After having cake, we went to dinner at Sitti Lebanese Restaurant. There was a 45 minute wait (ouch) but we walked around downtown Raleigh and ended up sitting in Subway for a bit chatting and staying warm until it was time to go back.
When they seated us, they tried to get us to sit in theses REALLY tall chairs. Well, if any of you know me, you know that I’m really, really short. I took one look at the seating and promptly asked if we could get another table. =) They did give us another and we sat down to enjoy some Lebanese food.
I really recommend Sitti if you’re in the Raleigh area. I always get the Chicken Swarma with a side of rice and it is out of this world! For an appetizer I always get the Feta cheese dip with pita bread. It is a good portion to share with your friends.
Surprisingly, the food isn’t terribly spicy or different (from what I’ve eaten) but you can tell it’s exotic.
We finished eating around 9:30PM and were ready to head back to our prospective homes. We were full and tired =). On the way out, my friend, S, took this picture of L & I. We’re kinda wild-eyed but it’s because we were tired, I promise. LOL.
I had an amazing 28th birthday & I’m so glad that I have good friends to share it with. I’m super excited to see what God is going to do through me and for me in this new year of my life!!!