My birthday was last week! Of course, I celebrated all week long with friends and family (as any self-respecting birthday girl should!). I took a picture commemorating each birthday event throughout the week so I could share it with all my far away friends :)
Saturday, February 20 – OSU Men’s Basketball. My in-laws picked us up before the game and we had a great lunch together at Louie’s followed by a close, exciting basketball game. The Cowboys ended up beating the Baylor Bears, 82 to 75. Then we all went back to the house so I could open my birthday present – a Scentsy and some moolah!
Tuesday, February 23 – Gaijin Sushi. Traditionally, Dad doesn’t do birthday gifts, he does birthday dinners. So after work, Tanner & I drove to Norman to meet my dad for a birthday sushi dinner. The guy in the picture is Devin, and he works at Gaijin. If you live in Norman, OK and like sushi, please go eat Devin’s sushi. It’s amazing. Ask for the White roll and the Devil’s Advocate roll, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Psycha-D.
Thursday, Feb. 25 – Dinner with the Grandparent-In-Laws. After enjoying a nice steak dinner, we went back to their house for drinks. They gave me my birthday present (which was awesome), but the really, really awesome thing was that Grandpa Burson gave me his old film cameras. He knew that I’m attempting to learn more about film photography, so he decided to give me his old cameras and lenses. I already shot one roll of film on the Canon – we’ll just have to see how well it turns out!
Friday, Feb. 26 – My actual Birthday! Tanner, Nick, Jackie & I went out to eat, then hit the local drinking establishments. Thanks to Andrew & Sarah for joining us, and of course to the few nameless individuals who bought me a birthday shot ;)
Saturday, Feb. 27 – Over the river and through Noble – to Grandmother’s house I went! Jackie and I went to see Grandma & Papaw Carson. That’s always a good thing because Grandma Carson can cook like no other. We had a good visit with them, then went to meet my cousins at McNellie’s in Norman. And OSU beat Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena. So it was a very good day!
Sunday, Feb. 28 – Best Birthday Surprise Ever! Tanner lead me to believe that he wasn’t really doing anything for me for my birthday. Needless to say, I was a little annoyed by that thought. He told me we were going to go ice skating & then out to eat. So I was really surprised when we left the ice center for the Tulsa Oiler’s hockey game and they had a birthday cake for me! Our friends Clint & Molly also met us there & we went to Joe Momma’s Pizza downtown after the game. Funny story about the cake – Tanner had called & ordered the birthday package from the Oiler’s ticket office. They were supposed to have a cookie cake for us, but the someone stole all the Oilers’ birthday cakes the night before! The poor girl in charge of this program had to run to a grocery store and buy more cakes. So someone in Tulsa is eating a cookie cake that has ‘Happy Birthday Jory’ written on it, and that makes me smile.
I had an epic birthday, thank you all for the birthday wishes & I hope we will be celebrating yours soon!