Even though my birthday is today, on
Friday I made sure to let my family know that, since everyone is previously engaged on weekdays, I was going to make the entire weekend my Birthday Weekend. And I have to tell you I had a wonderful time!
On Friday night, my son made a great dinner (he likes to cook!). My daughter came over to spend the weekend, which was a great treat.
On Saturday, my hubby, kids, and I had
a great lunch at an extra fancy Marie Callendar's
in L.A. It's on the Miracle Mile in what I think is called the Wilshire District (I'm bad with locations and directions). Anyway, it's on Wilshire Blvd., sorta close to UCLA.
Afterwards, we went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). They were having a wonderful, historic presentation of a portion of Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art. I have been waiting forever to see this show, so I was really thrilled. We were joined there by my parents, which was a surprise, so that was another thrill.
Afterwards, we went to the Farmer's Market and the Grove on Fairfax where my daughter treated us all to my first taste of Pinkberry's, so now I am officially up to date on what is "in" :)
Altogether, I had a most wonderful time that day, as well as yesterday. The best thing was that I got to have a great time with my family all together.
I wish I knew how to put the photos I am posting in order with captions, but I have not learned how to do that yet. I tried, but messed everything up, so had to start all over again. I have to explain that the second picture, with all the lampposts, is a wild installation in front of the museum. Only in my beloved L.A.! The last picture I was posting was going to be what my daughter has ensured me is the new cool thing to do, and that is putting the foot of everyone who is in your group together for a "group" photo, except when I tried to post the picture, it was taking forever to post. I tried for the longest time, but it would not. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I was thinking maybe there is a limit, but I know there is not because I have seen other people post many pictures. If you know what I am doing wrong or can direct me to where I can find that answer, please do! I wish I did not have to post it later because it is my favorite, but I guess I will have to.
Anyway, as for that kind of "group" photo, I have seen photos like this on other people's blogs. I never quite got the meaning of it, but, doing it with my own family on a most wonderful day like the day I had turned out to have a lot of meaning for me after all.
I will end with saying that, of any gifts I might receive today, having my family all together with me and the day they gave me on Saturday is truly the most blessed gift I could ever receive.
I am truly blessed.