Brad's birthday weekend officially kicked off around noon on Friday, when I stopped by his office with some cake. We already had plans to meet for lunch, so why not have dessert first? Unfortunately, I don't have any photos, but the cake was delicious.
After cake and lunch, we headed over to the Wheeler's apartment to help them pack up their moving van. They're off to start a new adventure in Virginia, and we're very excited for them. We're also going to miss them a lot.
After we helped pack the moving truck, we headed home for a quick shower before heading to watch my first ever lacrosse game.
One of the guy's from Brad's office, Brian, helps to coach a local high school lacrosse team, so we went to check out a game. It was pretty interesting, and it was great to spend some time outside on a beautiful Friday afternoon.
After the game, we headed to That's Amore in Bethlehem for dinner (thanks for the gift certificate, Northwestern Mutual friends!). We started with fried mozzarella...
I had angel hair pasta with shrimp, scallops, crab, and topped with a crabcake:
Brad enjoyed pasta with veal-wrapped shrimp:
...and we both had enough left over for dinner on Saturday! Speaking of Saturday, we spent the majority of the day at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. Brad loves to shop, so that was his choice of activity for the day. Because I was such a good sport (I really don't enjoy shopping as much as he does), I finished up the afternoon with this:
Do you remember the time that we went to Target and somehow ended up with an iPad? Yea, this shopping trip was kind of like that. Brad was able to find a hoodie, gym shorts, socks, and new shoes (I had to talk him out of buying cologne, since that was one of his birthday presents). My big purchase? Five mini-sized bottles of hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works. It's strange how things work out, isn't it?
The rest Saturday was pretty low-key, with leftovers for dinner and a movie on the couch (hey, at least it wasn't Jeopardy, right?). Sunday morning (Brad's actual birthday) started with a trip to church, but Brad wasn't feel very well and we came home after the service. After some extra allergy medicine, a nap, and lunch, he was feeling better. We took a trip to the gym and snuck in another nap before heading out to dinner.
We had made reservations at the Glasbern Inn, a local farm-to-table restaurant. We had a delicious meal together and celebrated Brad's 31st birthday.
The restaurant and the grounds were beautiful, and the food was delicious. Approximately 80% of the food that they serve in the restaurant is from their farms and greenhouses, which is really impressive! We each started with a salad, and then split this appetizer of meats, pate (I didn't eat any of that!), nuts, bread, and some kind of fruit foam:
I had chicken with vegetables, mashed potatoes, and huckleberries:
We also each had dessert, of which I apparently failed to take a picture. We strolled around the grounds for a few minutes after dinner, and even managed to catch a glimpse of these guys on the way home:
Overall, it was a great weekend. My apologies for the longer-than-normal post. There was just too much that I had to mention!
Until next time,