I had a lot to celebrate this year. Like A LOT.
I hadn’t mentioned this yet but I feel comfortable now that everything has settled and things are looking up. I’ve been battling a bit of cancer over the last few months. Thyroid cancer to be specific.
While it was caught in the early stages and I was told by doctors it was a curable cancer, it sure was a stressful point in my life. These past few months without my family, fiancé, and friends, would have been quite awful. The news came last week that my final scan showed no signs of cancer and that was quite the birthday gift.
So, this year on my birthday I celebrated being cancer free!
I’m also getting married in September to the love of my life. If that’s not reason to celebrate, I’m not sure what is!
Oh, and I also turned 25. This is the first year I’ve really felt old since I turned a teenage corner at a ripe ‘ol 13. A quarter century!
My friends really helped me ring in this new year of health and happiness. I was welcomed home by my friends with a birthday dinner out to our favorite local Italian spot, Enoteca Adriano, where we dined on the famous Pope’s Pillow.
Friday night was all about fondue. Friday Fondue with Friends.
We had cheese fondue…
And my personal fav…chocolate fondue.
You probably think I’ve celebrated enough at this point but the best is yet to come.
Yes, that’s a floating BBQ boat. I was surprised to find out that instead of a picnic in the park, we were climbing into this for the afternoon!
Captain Chris steered us all around the bay while we grilled sausages, sliders, and veggie skewers and sipped on our wine. The weather was perfect, the bay was empty, and the seals were out to play.
For dessert, Chrissy whipped up what is quite possibly the best pie ever. Peanut Butter Pie with and Oreo crust. And even more impressively, she served it to everyone while on a rocking circular boat.
It was the perfect birthday and with so much to celebrate, I’m beyond excited have such thoughtful friends and family to do it with.
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,