Surprise Birthday Dinner…

On Monday October 26th, I got a pleasant surprise to start my birthday week. I was working in a remote location that day so when I got home, it wasn’t more than 10 mins and I already had my pj’s on, I don’t mess around. It was about 6:30pm and Carl asked what I wanted for supper. Do you ever have those nights where you don’t want to think, you don’t want to do dishes and you don’t really want to cook. My answer to his question was I’m fine with mac and cheese, yup at my age I’m cool with gf mac and cheese. Then Carl said lets go out to eat, I was very skeptical because it was a Monday night and normally we stay in. So I reluctantly  got out of my pj’s and back into normal clothes, I did tell Carl this better be worth it because I got out of my pj’s.

Next thing I know, we are driving to the Mall of America, weird, we never go there and especially on a Monday night. Now we are standing in front of the Benihana Restaurant I have never been there and I have always wanted to go. I was shocked and told Carl it isn’t my birthday yet and asked isn’t this place expensive?! I almost texted my two friends who have been there before and told them where I was because they have been telling me I need to go.

As we walked to the table they seated us at, I heard a bunch of people and noise and as I turn around 4 of my closest dear friends come out singing happy birthday and cheering. You need to know, I normally can sniff out surprises and stuff like this because I tend to be very observant and on point. I had no idea this was planned or going on, my friends hid in the bathroom so I wouldn’t see them. Carl had planned this for almost a month, my crazy OCD and planning/scheduling is rubbing off on him. The funny thing is the two friends I was going to text were in the bathroom hiding. I was so surprised, I cried tears of joy because I am so lucky to have great friends and I know how busy we are and what hassle it is for us to make our schedules work. So I appreciate that they came to dinner on a Monday night. It was awesome, I love watching people cook, so it was a dinner and a show.

Here are some photos of that night!


What a great start to my birthday week! We have tried to do birthday dinners around my birthday because it is a reason for us to get together otherwise everyone has birthdays in the Spring. So this is the third dinner that we all have made.

It was worth it to change out of my pj’s! 😉

Thank you so much Carl so much for organizing this! Love you lots!

Thanks Friends!

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