Wednesday, January 24, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!!

Each of us has a birthday within days of each other, so it is now our tradition to go out for dinner all together in the midst of them. This year we went to Cafe Chianti where we had a very attentive but by times too involved waiter. Amazing food, MUCH laughter, good dessert, and the exchanging of gifts made it a fabulous evening. Shelly was having contractions the whole time, us thinking baby Grace might join us before the meal was done. Most entertaining I assure you. The menu was so extensive it was hard to choose but when we finally settled on what we would eat we were all thrilled with our selections. Large, very sharp knives and some interesting tools were brought out before the food so we had fun with those. Kylie especially enjoyed weilding her knife, and I actually behaved myself as I was sitting next to her and was a wee bit intimidated by her weapon. Duck in an amazing sauce, and lamb with a raspberry sauce, spicy pasta laden with shrimp, lobster, mussels and scallops were our choices and we enjoyed sampling each others fare. Tiramisu,triple chocolate cheesecake, some sort of liquer and nut filled torte, and sorbet rounded out the meal leaving us full and satisfied. We each brought a gift for a friend, and exchanged them in Yankee swap fashion. I came home with a beautiful scarf and a new makeup bag... (Perfect for the next girls getaway) Kylie and I then escorted Shelley to the hospital to be checked where they put her on the monitor, and she had no more contractions. Go figure. Grace still has twenty-eight days left so we were glad that things settled down. A granny to be joined me in the waiting room and I felt bad when we left her, scared and alone waiting for her daughter to deliver. I crawled into bed way past my bedtime, (early this morning actually), thankful for the gift of good friends.

Please continue to pray for my friend who sees the specialist on Thursday to determine the course of action they will take to deal with the breast cancer... Here's to a year of good things, and the support of good friends!!! Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Matt, Christine, Elijah, Joseph & TBA said...

Cafe Chianti is one of my favourite restaurants in Halifax! Their cesar salad is wonderful, along with everything else I've tried.

You're making me hungry! I guess I'll have to wait till we're back in NS to enjoy another of their delicious meals.

Glad you had such a great time with great friends.

Andie said...

Well happy birthday (what date).

I am so sorry to read about your friend...

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

sounds tasty!!!
happy birthday to you and your group, what a great way to celebrate.

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday! That sounds like soooo much fun!

Tee said...

WOW! What a fun time :) Happy birthday. I LOVE scallops and tiramasu. YUM. Sounds like a terrific restaurant.

I've said a prayer for your friend.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like a good time. What a great idea to get together like that.

~Cathy~ said...

Sounds like a great time! Happy Birthday!

TM said...

You pregnant friend is sooooo beautiful (actually, all pregnant bellies are)....I would love the chance to do maternity photos for her....I have been looking for a volunteer so I can add to my portfolio....www.tarrahmills.ca if she happens to be interested and hasn't had her baby yet!

Jamie Dawn said...

The good news about breast cancer is that there are SO many survivors now because of all the progress made towards curing this awful disease.
The bad news is that we still lose women to this dreadful disease.
My prayers are with your friend this very minute. I pray she will be cared for by doctors who know what to do and when to do it. I pray that she will be a survivor and go on to live a cancer free life. Amen.

Happy B-day to you and your friends. How fun!
I see you posed in front of some butt naked ladies in the mural behind you. For shame!! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed a wonderful evening out with your good friends. I hope all goes well when baby Grace makes her debut. Let's hope she stays inside for another couple of weeks or so, so her lungs will be strong.