What a weekend! The past few days have been filled with so many of my favorite people, activities, and foods, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to ring in 28.

Friday night I enjoyed dinner at Tazza Kitchen with my brother, sister in law, and nephews. Eating kale salad, pizza, and prosecco out on the patio was the best way to kick off the weekend!

halo top birthday cake ice cream

We ended up playing cards late into the night and I think I got an ab workout from laughing so hard. That counts, right? Naturally, I had to have some birthday cake Halo Top to celebrate.

Saturday morning, Alex surprised me with a new bike basket! We got it all setup and then biked to Lamplighter for iced coffee and bagel sandwiches.

lamplighter bagel sandwich Richmond

We ended up biking around for awhile and eventually arrived home exhausted and sweaty. It’s been SO hot this summer but we refuse to stay inside all the time!

Buskey Cider

Once we recovered from the heat, we headed over to Buskey Cider in Scott’s Addition. It was my first time there so Alex and I split a flight of their 5 ciders so we could taste them all. I’m not much of a beer person but I do love cider!


They had some really unique flavors so we ended up getting a glass of the jalapeño-lime cider. It was heavy on the lime with just a little bit of spice and it was so refreshing. I’d definitely recommend it!

Trapezium Brewery

Later on, we headed to Trapezium where a friend and I threw a joint birthday party. Naturally, we had to get a giant cake with plenty of sprinkles.

birthday cake

This cake actually tasted amazing. I feel like usually, the prettier the cake, the less delicious it is but this one was gorgeous and tasty!

We stayed up wayyyy past my bedtime on Saturday so Sunday we kept it pretty low key.

can can

We were both in need of coffee so we picked up the paper and headed to Can Can to relax and recover.

fitbit alta pink

Once we got back, I opened my birthday presents and was thrilled to get a Fitbit Alta! I’ve had the FitBit Charge HR and I love it but it’s pretty bulky and I wanted one a little smaller. Alex also got me the light pink leather band I had my eye on so I’m glad I have a slightly less conspicuous fitness tracker now.

It was a great ending to a great year! Not to get too sappy but this year really was amazing. There were some high points and low points but honestly I’m just thankful that I’ve had a lot of time to spend with old friends, new friends, and my family.

What’s your favorite birthday treat? Cake? Ice Cream? Pie?