Thursday, July 29, 2010

It Was Bound to Happen

Ominous sounding title, isn't it.;o) Yesterday was my birthday. I finally hit the big 3-0. So I guess that it was bound to happen. There's just no escaping getting older. Thankfully I don't feel horribly freaked out like I remember my mom feeling when she hit this age. And also thankfully, I had a really laid back day yesterday. It was great!

I started off the day like any normal day. I got up at my regular time and Wednesday morning is an obedience morning, so we went down to the local middle school and worked on a few things there. Both dogs did great and it was the perfect start to the day. When we were done, we all had breakfast and then settled down to just relax for a bit. I had been going back and forth on the idea of going into work late that day. I originally was planning on taking the dogs out to the lake so that we could do some swimming. However, the lake isn't really warmed up to the point where I would have a whole lot of fun swimming in it. And swimming in the lake definitely requires a shower afterwards, especially if I'm going back in to work and that's just too much effort. I finally decided that yes, spending an hour romping around at the lake with the dogs was how I wanted to spend my morning. I called in and told them that I would be coming in late, and off I went with the dogs.:)
We hit a couple different spots and had a really nice, laid back morning. Bess was finally allowed off leash and was loving it as you can tell from the above picture! We pretty much had the place to ourselves aside from a few fishermen in boats who were already out on the lake. Oh yeah, and the two guys who had just beached their boat that the dogs slightly startled.;) Here are some of the pictures from our morning.

My darling husband also had a dozen red roses and some balloons sent to me at work! Awwwwwww!! Major bonus points on that one! Then in the evening we went out to a nice sushi restaurant in Portland. For desert we went to The Melting Pot, which has the BEST fondue. Their desert fondue is beyond words. I ate so much that I still feel full this morning. I'm calling it a food hangover.

You probably won't hear anything from us until Sunday or Monday evening. We leave to go camping in the morning (we haven't been REAL tent camping in four years!!) and tonight we've got a whole lot of prepping to do. I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend and I'll be sure to have more pictures to share when we get back!


Hound Girl said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the melting pot!!
I wish I had somewhere like that to take my dogs, im sooooo jealous!

Sam said...

Happy Birthday! Good decision to go to work late so you can hike and swim with the dogs. Looks absolutely magical!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday n Enjoy your weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

brooke said...

Happy birthday Lindsay! So far 30 has been the same as 29! hehe

Jennifer H. said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Lindsay!! Sounds like you had a very nice birthday. :) And your only 30??!! Pshhh your're just a pup! ;)

Have fun on your camping trip!!!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Happy Birthday! Camping sounds so much fun. Plus, didn't you know 30 is the new 20?

houndstooth said...

Happy Belated Birthday! That sounds like an almost perfect day to me! (I'd have called in sick and just spent the day out there, myself!)

The idea of camping sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you all have a great time together!

MurphyDog said...

Happy Birthday!

it was my half barkday yesterday too! What a great day!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

M.T. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSAY!!!! What a great way to spend a birthday :) Have a great time camping too, and of course, we'll all be demanding pics when you get back! ;)