Since my birthday fell on a Wednesday this year, and I couldn't celebrate with my usual champs and margaritas it was a low key day filled with sweet messages and phone calls from friends, family, and my favorite bloggers. I also treated myself to some birthday freebies (read more about the birthday month freebies you can rack up here) with a venti at Starbucks and a sandwich at lunch from Firehouse.
However, that evening I discovered on my app that I had been charged for my $6 drink at Starbucks instead of them cashing in my birthday reward. For dinner, H grilled for us and brought home ice cream cupcakes from Coldstone, and we enjoyed dining al fresco on the patio before relaxing and watching the Olympics.
I even had a surprise waiting for me when I got home from Andrea. She is seriously the sweetest, and sent the perfect card. How cute is that coffee cup?
Thursday, I went back to Starbucks to utilize my birthday reward drink since it was never cashed in the day before. Later on, I called customer service and let me tell you it was on Nordstrom level - they were amazing! They credited back the amount I was charged on my birthday, and credited me an additional birthday reward drink.
After work, H and I went to hibachi to cash in my free birthday meal which was of course delish!
On Saturday, it was time for our hospital tour to see where we'll be meeting baby girl for the first time. It's such a beautiful facility, and honestly looks and feels more like a hotel than a hospital - I was seriously impressed! After a quick stop to visit the memorial at Pulse (where I blubbered like a baby) it was time for lunch downtown, where we finally checked out Wahlburgers. No Wahlburg sightings, but the food was delish and the service was great.
*I also cashed in my additional b-day reward - yum*
Sunday was time for b-day celebrations with friends over a yummy brunch by the lake at Vanbarry's. I got the Amaretto French Toast which was amazing!