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It's all about me (reprise)

Last night, we went to my parents' for a family dinner to celebrate my birthday. Except that we didn't. Instead, my entire family showed up at my house in a huge stretch limo.

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We popped open the champagne and headed downtown. On the way, I opened my presents, more bling! I spent most of the ride guessing where we were going for dinner. McDonald's? No. Starbucks? No. A few minutes before we arrived I had a hunch and guessed what turned out to be the correct restaurant, Ten Penh.

We waited in the bar for a few minutes while they got our table ready.

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The food was wonderful and the menus were custom made for the occasion.

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I thought I was going to pop by the time we finished dinner. Then our waiter brought out the cake.

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When we finally rolled out of the restaurant, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather to tour some monuments.

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After that, it was off to the Improv and a table right in front.

Apparently my family had been planning this for months. I had no idea. It was a huge surprise and a great night. I am truly lucky to have such a wonderful family.

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Comments (32)

Sounds just wonderful

Happy Birthday!

what a great surprise! :)

Happy 30th! What a great suprise and even better that it was kept a suprise! That cake looks to die for. I hope you took the extras home.

Happy Birthday, Beth. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful, memory filled event to celebrate this milestone in your life. It wasn't so bad turning 30 now was it?!

Awww that's SO sweet! You have a lovely family :) Sounds like you had a perfect 30th birthday :)

You are SO spoiled!
Good for you!

Happy birthday!! That evening sounds fantastic! What a wonderful family you have. :)

awww, that's awesome! :)

Spoiled rotten, you are. Good on ya.

that's a hell of a way to bring in 30! so glad you had a great time.

Wowsah, you are just a spoiled brat...ain't it grand? Good for you, Beth. You deserved it!

Wow that is way cool Beth. I got a cake on my 30th. And for all subsequent birthdays for that matter!

Wow, that sounds like a great surprise.
Happy Birthday again!

What a great birthday surprise! Happy birthday!

And how funny is it that the ONE restaurant I have been in to in DC as a grown up is Ten Penh?? We went there a couple of years ago when I tagged along with my husband on a work trip.

What an excellent surprise! Sounds like it was as good as it looks-- Happy Birthday!!

Happy, HAPPY Birthday! I'm glad you had a great time.

That is so awesome! I hope someone does something that nice for me when I turn 30!

And, I know I've said it before, but man do you look young!

That is the shiniest cake I've ever seen.

Awwww, I am so glad you had a lovely time. Your people is so special, ain't he?

You don't look a day over 29.

Wow! I'm sure your family will top your list at Thanksgiving time. Sounds like a great birthday! :)

Happy Birthday, again! - Gee, I'm really beginning to believe it's all about you!! HAHAHA! What a wonderful surprise - you have a wonderful family!!

That's such a sweet surprise. Glad you had fun!

Happy Birthday lucky girl!

Oh my gosh!!! That was quite a celebration.

Wow- what a fantastic weekend for you! I think the high point of mine was cleaning the carpets with the steam cleaner!

What a very wonderful birthday! That is awesome, and something to remember for all time!

What a lovely surprise! It sounds like a great evening. It's wonderful that your family all gets along like that (and that it works out to your benefit)

I just drooled on my keyboard.

I'm so jealous :) Someday, I'll stop throwing parties for people and they'll throw them for me. (yes, that was a pity party!) :)

Congrats on having a wonderful family!!!

first bling and then more bling and then this....wow...lucky lucky girl...of course its no less than what you deserve

Great pictures! And 30 is a great year. Happy birthday!

Oh Beth! I am so happy for your wonderful Birthday surprise! What a loving family! That is great that they took so much thought and effort to make your night special! Spoiled rotten...maybe...I call it loved and adored! That is a great feeling! And 30 is wonderful! : ) Enjoy ...and Bling is good too!

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