Happy Birthday To The Love Of My Life, Mike!!…

Good Morning!  Happy December 2nd!  You may wonder why today is such a happy day.  Well 27 years ago today, the love of my life and my future husband to be, Mike was brought into this world!  It is a very special day.  I am so happy to celebrate his birthday.  He means the absolute world to me and I can’t wait to leave work today and get to spend his birthday with him.  Before, I get all sappy and talk about his birthday some more, I’m going to discuss dinner from last night.  So bear with me here.  What are you doing this weekend?

Yesterday I actually ended up getting out of work a little bit later than I had anticipated.  Some things happened at work yesterday and they brought us all in for a meeting that went way over from the time I was supposed to leave.  I ended up leaving a little later which got me home later cause I ran into traffic.  I stopped home quickly and then I picked up Melissa.  We a few stops before we decided to get dinner at On The Border.  Every time I go there, I always say I’m never going back.  The food is horrible.  Well, wouldn’t you know, we decided to give it another try.  Bad idea!  The food literally is terrible.  I don’t think there was one good thing that either one of us ordered.  It pisses me off because money for me is EXTREMELY tight right now.  It’s to the point where this weekend, my goal is to get a part-time job asap!  Anyway, if I’m spending money to go out to dinner, it better be phenomenal!  Well this wasn’t.

Luckily, I had a coupon for a free appetizer.  We decided to order guacamole.

Guacamole appetizer


Now what is wrong with this picture?  There is cheese on top of the guacamole!  EW!  Who does that?  Plus, it wasn’t even fresh. Parts of it were brown.  It completely turned me off.  I’m glad that it was free.  I love guacamole and I consider myself a pretty good judge of it.  Mike and I make a mean guacamole.  This one was just dreadful.

I decided to order a trio combo.  I ordered a house salad which had a bunch of random crap thrown into it that I really didn’t like.

House Salad


My dinner plate

When I ordered I said I didn’t want rice and that I wanted vegetables.  Well they still brought out rice that I didn’t touch.  The enchilada to the left was disgusting!  It had some awful sauce on it and left the entire thing.  The only thing that was decent on the plate were the vegetables and the ground beef taco.  Everything else was terrible! 
Melissa and I were so disappointed!  So do yourself a favor, stay away from On The Border!  Spend your money elsewhere.  Seriously!
Anyway, we were on a mission to find Melissa a winter coat last night.  She actually found one that she liked but it’s a bit on the expensive side.  So I think she is going to see if it’s cheaper to order it online or if she can stack coupon codes or something.  I hope she can.  It’s so cute! 
We walked into TJ Maxx which I had a gift card for.  I got two gift cards for that store from the Bridal Show Melissa and I went to back in June.  Now let me tell you, Melissa had heard that someone got Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup coffee from there.  So for the past month, I can’t even tell you how many TJ Maxx and Home Goods (owned by the same company) that we have gone to searching for this damn coffee!  We couldn’t find it anywhere.  I had a good feeling last night and sure enough, look at what we found!

The beloved coffee!!


Run..don't walk to get this now!!!

I am drinking this coffee currently and let me tell you, it is freaking incredible!!!  It is the BEST coffee I ever had in my life!  It really does taste like a chocolate peanut butter cup and it smells like it too!  I am in heaven right now.  I was happy that I could use my gift card and we didn’t need to pay for it!!  I also ended up getting a basket for something that I can’t say to put out at my wedding.  It was the exact one that I had been looking for and it was on clearance for $4!!!!  So we got those two items and I still have money on my gift card and a whole other gift card.  I gave the coffee to Melissa and my mom but I’m thinking now, I need to go out and get a bag myself!  So good!!!!!!  What is your favorite kind of coffee or tea?
Now, I want to bring the focus back to the man of the day, Mike!  The first birthday I ever spent with Mike was his 21st birthday.  We had been officially dating for 2 weeks at this point.  We had been seeing each other for maybe a month and a half at this point but we weren’t official until 2 weeks before.  His 21st birthday really put things in prospective for me.
These are two pictures from that night.  I remember watching him having fun with his friends and just noticing the type of person that he was.  He was fun to be around and he made me happy.  He made sure that despite the fact that it was his 21st birthday and his friends were around, he paid attention to me.  He made sure that I was happy and having fun too.  I loved that.  I remember standing in the bar and watching him and just saying to myself, he is unlike anyone I have ever met in my life.  He is special and I don’t ever want to lose him. 
At the end of that night, on our drive back to campus, please note, we were not driving.  He was sitting in the front seat next to his friend who was driving.  I was in the back with some of our other friends.  I knew that I had to say something to him but I just couldn’t muster up the courage to say it out loud.  So I nervously sent him a text message that said, “I am falling in love with you.”  I couldn’t believe I actually sent that!  It was so unlike me.  I was so afraid to see what he was going to say back.   
Sure enough, I recieved a text back that said, “I am falling in love with you too.”  My heart completely dropped and I thought to myself, is this really happening?  It was only a matter of 3 weeks when we started winter break from college that Mike officially said to me, “I love you.”  Funny story, it was in front of my house, in my car, while the Pussycat Dolls song, “Stickwitu” was on.  Every time I hear that song, I always remember when Mike said those 3 words to me that have meant so much.
Now, six years later, I am celebrating another birthday with him.  We are actually 9 months apart.  So it’s funny to think that when I was born, Mike wasn’t even alive yet.  I know I’ve been sappy today but I sometimes you have to be especially when you are celebrating the life of someone who means so much to you. 
So today, I want to wish you, Mike, the happiest of birthdays!  Happy Birthday!  I love you!   
Have a great Friday!
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