May 24, 2012 at 10:02 am 1 comment

Yesterday I was the eating-out-celebration queen. Before I taught swim lessons for the day, I met Chelsea at Pho Real–a neat Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in serving Pho. Chels is about to head off to her summer internship in DC, so we met up for a lunch date one last time before she takes off.

Good luck in DC, Chels!

I got chicken pho. I love that the broth is light and oniony–and I can add as many bean sprouts and squirts of lime as my little heart desires (which is a lot…) 🙂 Plus, there is something so wonderful about slurping noodles. Am I right?!

Mamacita is almost 50!

My mom’s 50th birthday is coming up on Saturday, so last night Kyle’s family surprised my mom with a little dinner party at Cabos, one of our favorite Mexican canitnas in Charlotte.

First thing’s first, what’s a party without margaritas?

I munched on copious amounts of chips and salsa, and ordered a spicy chipotle burrito that gave my tastebuds a little kick. But the best part of the night happened just after the restaurant’s lights cut off–we thought there was a power outage, until we heard the stampede of waiters clapping, honking a horn, and carrying this little fireball (literally) to my pretty mama.

The waiter said “Drink up, mamacita!!” 🙂

It was a shot of who-knows-what that they lit on fire as the waiters sang happy birthday. My mom was a little confused on how to take it…so they handed her a straw and told her to have at it.

She drank it like a trooper and said it tasted like coffee 🙂

What a wonderful way to celebrate my mama–it was such a fun night!

I am a huge fan of birthdays, so I can’t wait to celebrate my mom’s big 50 on Saturday!!

How do you like to celebrate birthdays? Are you a partier or do yo like to keep your birthday low key?

I’m off to see if I can run a 5 miler. 100 miles, here I come!




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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. recimplicity  |  May 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Aww so cute, I’m glad you all had a good time 🙂 Good luck with your run!!


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