Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Surprise Birthday Dinner



I know, I'm going overboard with the posts today. I just have to get up to date now. J had his 26th birthday a few weeks ago and I was wracking my brain trying to think of something to make it special. We love to go out to eat but we've been to the two places in town too often to make it special. Enter, Eugena's Cafe! A friend in town is a fabulous cook and I enlisted her talent for the night.

We dropped the babe off and drove to Eugena's where she had two beautiful tables set (Melody and Paul were celebrating his birthday as well). It turned out so great, what a perfect memory. We had a lemon shrimp pasta, lemon risoto, asparagus, focaccia bread, red velvet cake, key lime pie, and raspberry citrus gelatto. We ate dinner as the sun was going down, then joined Melody and Paul for dessert. With a little help from the crooning of Paul Lanka, the mood was set. (Paul informed me of the singer's name. I thought Paul Lanka was just the name of the dog off Gilmore Girls.) The weather was perfect, the conversation was great, the candlelight was romantic. I truly felt like we were sitting in a little European cafe...which is what Eugena was going for. Great job, thanks for making it a special night.

4 comments:

val said...

Yeah, hello fellow blogger! Blogs are the best. And Abbey-wow. Adorable. You have short hair! How is life? You guys all look great. So fun to find you!

Ashley said...

Vals, how did you find this so quick? Indeed, blogs are the best. I love watching your little Annie grow.

Erin said...

Ashley, I didn't even know you had set up a blog! Boy am I out of it. I found your link on Katherine's. I love your posts!

Barbara Catron said...

What a fun bday! So creative too(: Sounds like a great feast you had too. Also I must say you have a darling haircut in the pic.