Monday, February 11, 2013

Older And Wiser?

Last week Todd celebrated a birthday. We came home from work and Todd opened my gift to him.
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It was very heavy!
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It is one big@ss book! I bought him the Modernist Cuisine At Home. Because the normal set of Modernist Cuisine cost way more!
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Then we headed to Todd’s birthday dinner at Amaya at the Grand Del Mar. It’s one of our favorite restaurants for celebrations. We shared a Roasted Baby Beet and Fig salad appetizer.
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I had the Lobster and Crab Pappardelle. It was SO delicious.
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Todd had the Crispy Branzini (a kind of fish).
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We sat in a big booth.
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We had Lemon Meringue ice cream pie for dessert.
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The whole meal was pretty spectacular. It was a nice way to celebrate Todd getting older. :)

But is he wiser?  On Saturday morning, he and his sister Amy competed in the Tough Mudder.  I didn’t go, because between traveling and the event, it was over 6 hours. I had to get some things done at home, so that I could hang out with them the rest of the weekend. Todd brought his waterproof point-and-shoot Olympus camera.

Tough Mudder is an 11-mile hilly course, with over 25 obstacles. He and Amy went shopping for the team outfit, LOL.
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It involved crawling on mud, under barbed wires.
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It involved jumping from high up into muddy waters. The person about to hit the water is Todd.
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They persevered and finished, and earned their orange headbands! They are tough! I’m so proud of them!
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So Todd is a year older. Not sure if he’s wiser for competing in Tough Mudder again. :p Hopefully he will blog the event like he did last year on his blog. :)

5 comments:

  1. What a great birthday! So fun to see the glimpses of the Tough Mudder AND a delicious meal. :)

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  2. My husband did a Tough Mudder last year too! INSANE! I give those people so much credit. Those events are tough ... for lack of a better term! He wanted me to try one with him and I kindly said in his dreams. I'll be the one on the side lines taking pictures haha! :)

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  3. This post is making me hungry:) Looks like a super fun birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday todd! OMG the tough mudder looks so miserable! You couldnt pay me to do it!

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  5. Happy Birthday Todd!

    Those tough mudder pictures are awesome.

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