I had a superb and magnificent weekend in MI celebrating my birthday with friends and family. (And apparently it's caused me to use descriptive words usually saved for movie reviews and magic shows.) Saturday started with some shopping with mom (always awesome) and then the 30 Rocks Day of Adventure started. Basically, I made my friends go around with me to some of my favorite spots around Lansing.
1) Old Town - we hit the snazzy boutiques Grace and October Moon and even walked through the peppy Polka Dot Bead-a-full shop.
2) Lansing City Market - I was on a mission by buy chips from the El Azteco stand, but was too late so I got some really good popcorn instead.
3) Cheddar's - there's only one reason to go to Cheddar's in the middle of the afternoon...that's right - A Cookie Monster. mmm.4) Frances Park Rose Garden - such a glamorous and well-tended garden with awesome views of Grand River. It doesn't feel like you're in the middle of Lansing. We tried to get in the background of some wedding photos, but were unsuccessful.5) Jesse and Scott's house - why not? They moved in last week and are working on unpacking and decorating and were more than willing to give a tour to a car full of girls.
After the incredibly fun afternoon we returned to my parent's abode for the evening party. The 30 Rocks evening was a rousing success. It was so much fun to see some of my favorite people all in one place and the food was great (especially since my mom picked all my favorites). There was cake and laughter and creative presents (Margaret brought me 30 rocks - 30 rocks candy sticks - awesome) and a large game of Apples to Apples.Sunday was another fun day with family. We celebrated the September birthdays all together at my parent's house. It was great to see everybody, especially since I live out of state now and don't get to attend as many functions. And yes, there are 30 candles on that cake. My grandma said "Just be glad we didn't use 82."Overall - awesome. On a scale of 1 to 10...52.