Friday, 23 May 2014

Birthday Recap: The Last Celebrations

I have so many things going on in my life and so many things that I want to share on my blog, that it takes me months and months to post content. My birthday celebrations were no exception. Yesterday I shared  a dessert retrospective of my birthday. The very last of my 30th birthday celebrations are kicking off tomorrow, when I head to Cuba with a friend to celebrate us both turning 30. With this in mind, I figure now would be a great time to share the how I wrapped up my month long celebration.
 
My birthday was in February, and I started the month long celebrations with a trip to Toronto. I had a blast in Toronto, especially since I got to spend some time with my brother. Mid-February, I shared how I spent my actual birthday and the days surrounding it.
 
The end of February was something I had been looking forward to for months. It is WELL documented on this blog how much I LOVE David Myles (I was going to include links to posts supporting this statement, but when I searched David Myles on my blog, there were more search results than I had thought...), so when I found out he would be playing at Brock University at the end of February, I knew tickets were a gift that I wanted to get myself. I mean, what better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than with your music crush???

My sister and I went to the concert together, it was nice to spend time with her and I was excited to take her to her first ever David Myles concert. He was actually the special guest for the Royal Wood concert, some that my sister and I were both seeing live for the first time. To add to the entire experience, the concert took place at Brock University, my alma mater and a place that is special to me. 

David played about a 30 minute set, which was as amazing and entertaining as all of his concerts that I've been too (a total of 4- 3 in a 6 month period- if anyone is keeping track). After his set, there was an intermission and David was out in the hallway doing a meet and greet. I had the chance to talk to him and get him to sign another CD. 

Prior to the show, my sister asked me if he knew that I was Dreams and Colour on Twitter, as we had tweeted to each other a couple of times. I told her no and that I wasn't sure why I hadn't told him. When we were talking to him during intermission, I told him that I was Dreams and Colour from Twitter and he said:

You have a blog...I checked it out, it's pretty cool.

That's when, according to my sister, I lost my girl and turned into a shaking, fanatic 13 year old girl. I thought I kept it together in front of him. Anyway, to know David Myles thinks my blog is pretty cool, is definitely a top 10 highlight of my life. I was extremely flattered that he took the time to check out my blog.

Royal Wood was phenomenal live...if you have the chance to see him performer, you should! My sister and I got to meet him after the show. He was really nice and we both got signed CDs. Oh, and Royal Wood know follows me on Twitter...you know, no big =)

On Saturday, a friend took me out to dinner at one of my favourite restaurants. It was great to hang out with her and she gave me one the best gifts...we've been friends since we were kids and she got me a picture frame with photos of us together over the years. She left one spot blank so that I can put a picture from Cuba there.

My parents had offered to host a birthday party for me...which I accepted. There was talk of guests lists, different types of parties, food, etc. But what I really, really, really wanted was to have dinner with my parents and grandparents. 

When I was younger, both of my grandmother's would host separate birthday dinner's for me. These stopped when I was a teenager and were replaced with my parents hosting a dinner where my grandparents would come. Birthday dinner with my grandparents stopped when I moved for University.

I am so incredibly blessed to have both of my grandmother's, a grandfather and a great-grandmother. Family is so important to me and I just wanted to be with them. I also didn't want anything fancy or elaborate. I told my parents, I just wanted my grandmother's lasagna, garlic bread and cesar salad. If I couldn't have her lasagna, I just wanted to order in pizza or Chinese food. My grandmother was kind enough to make me lasagna. It was a quiet, low key evening...but there was lots of laughter. It was exactly what I wanted, it was perfect.

I had an amazing birthday this year thanks to my family and friends and David Myles. It was fun, memorable and between than anything I could have imagined.


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