Sunday, August 31, 2014

Growing Old Together


Edz turned 30 last week.  That's not something that happens every day.

It has not been a short celebration.  It has been a celebration spread out over several weeks.  I feel that for at least a month now, whenever she wants me to do something, whether it be wash the dishes or purchase something pink, the ask has been strengthened with, "but it's my birthday!"

We struggled with where we wanted to spend the actual day of celebration.  We thought about going to New York, then checked if I could get anywhere cheaply using frequent flier miles, but in the end we decided to spend the weekend in Virginia Beach, which happens to be home to the closest Jollibee.

We left on Saturday morning and seven long hours later we pulled into the Marriott parking lot.  Our plan was to go meet up with former Saipan friends at a local Filipino restaurant, but when we saw the room, we decided it would be better to have a party at the hotel.  I'm not really sure why, but the hotel upgraded us to an oceanview suite.  It was amazing!

The Filipino Wives Club showed up about an hour later, with lumpia, cake, pizza, and babies in tow.  And then the photo shoot commenced.  I posted a few more of my favorites to The Saipan Blog Facebook page.

The party raged until 10 PM.  What can I say?  One of the husbands had to work in the morning and most of us get tired after two beers now.  And the babies were tired.

The next morning we got up really late and then met up with everybody at Jollibee, where we spent $100 on spaghetti, fried chicken, and halo halo.  I had my first SPAM Little Big Bites.  Amazeballs.

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