Jason was a little guilty this year for “milking” his birthday. To be fair, who can really help themselves when your birthday lands on a Friday of a holiday weekend? Add two families that live within 30 minutes into the equation…and that just adds to the cream!
Friday, January 14th finally arrived, the day marking 25 years. We woke bright and early and began the day with a filling breakfast at Magleby’s. Jason ordered the All You Can Eat Pancakes and French Toast. For those who have not experienced such wonders, I highly recommend it. The syrup they use is heavenly! Given my early morning appetite, I ordered the fruit and cream (while, of course, snitching from Jason’s bountiful plate).
While work is both a blessing and a curse, we both had to fulfill our work duties during the day. So the next time we saw each other was 5:30 in the evening, which leads us to our next birthday event. We had a reservation to get to at Five Alls in Salt Lake.
Five Alls is an experience in and of itself. This is another recommendation I have to make for any who have not eaten there. I had first been to Five Alls on a date for the Junior Prom and loved it. Jason had never been, but I had mentioned to him over the years how much I had enjoyed it. He had no idea that we would be eating there.
After a successful attempt of disguising our destination, we arrived at Five Alls and were not disappointed. We enjoyed a Medieval Themed atmosphere with a delicious five course meal. To give you an idea of the amount of food that was consumed in that sitting, we were presented with meatballs, breadsticks with dip, exotic drinks, salad, breads with butter, soup, pineapple with coconut, Filet Mignon and New York Steak, creamed corn, baked potatoes with bacon, sour cream, cheese, and chives, and raspberry sorbet. Needless to say, I was feeling a little overloaded by the end (in an extremely good way)!
After slowly staggering to our car and driving home, Jason opened the presents that had been delivered to him up to that point. Following presents, we took advantage of Netflix yet again and watched Chaos Theory with Ryan Reynolds.
But wait, there’s more…after a few hours of sleep, we awoke Saturday morning to begin the next part of the celebration: Skiing at Brighton. It was so fun to go skiing just the two of us. I especially enjoyed the more beginner snowboarding-friendly terrain (compared to Snowbird that we have gone to most frequently). I was able to more easily keep up with him and gain more confidence in my carving…that is until the mountain became filled with training schools.
After the day on the slopes, we went to one of our favorite places...Jordan Commons....to enjoy a movie. Sadly, the movie didn't turn out as enjoyable as we would have hoped. We watched the third Chronicles of Narnia...so lame! We definitely felt like we wasted a memorable afternoon.
The following two Sundays were also spent in celebration of Jason, once with the Gruber family and the next with the Arbons.
*Funny how most of the highlights are centered on food…
Happy Birthday Jason!