Thank you all for the birthday wishes last week! They capped off a pretty spectacular day that was followed by an equally wonderful Mother’s Day weekend in St. Louis.
Being able to spend the holiday with Mama Bender is always a treat. Since Mother’s Day usually falls on or close to my birthday, it’s an extra reminder that I have this amazing woman to thank for giving me life – and so much happiness. Love you, Mama B.
We shared a lot of laughs over the weekend, both with each other and with our family. On Sunday we took my Grandma Gige to a Cardinals game (she is a diehard – and I mean diehard – fan) with my Aunt Diane. The stadium gave all the women special red hats to celebrate. Don’t we look stylish?
I also had the chance to see my cousin Lisa’s daughter, Morgan. We had a blast at the park and played several games of chase where she’d yell, “Run! Run!” before coming after us all, giggling nonstop. It was awesome.
I was also treated to a delicious birthday dinner at Brio last week. My date was sharply dressed.
Brio remains one of my all-time favorite Italian restaurants. Their bread alone can win you over.
Their chopped salads are also amazing. You can order them as a side with any meal.
For my entrée, I went with the Penne Mediterranean, a pasta dish served with mushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions, Feta, pine nuts and a light vegetable broth.
For dessert, the waiter said he’d bring out any of their “dolchinos” as a complimentary treat. I decided to try the cheesecake, which is layered in a small glass with berry compote, cheesecake crust, and cream cheese icing, then topped with a sprig of mint and a raspberry. It was fantastic!
We both left with happy bellies…
…that were made even happier when presented with candy! Bobby knows me well.
Hope you all are having a great week so far. Can’t believe the month of May is half over already!
What did you do for Mother’s Day weekend?