This weekend, Beau and I traveled to Covington, LA to my parent's house to celebrate my 25th and Beau's 27th birthdays! Our actual birthdays are the 28th (Beau's) and the 11th (mine), but we're going to be out of town for the next few weekends, so this was our last chance to celebrate with my parents...unless we wanted to wait until mid-September. As always, we had a GREAT time, and I have to say I went on "Jeri's Corner" overload! (If you remember, Jeri is my mom, from whom I pull a lot of design ideas and inspiration. In fact, there will be two Jeri's Corner posts coming later this week!)
Since we chose mexican themed meal, we started things of properly - with two bottles of Skinny Girl Margaritas, Dos Equis (lager), and a few homemade strawberry frozen margaritas!! Also, courtesy of our neighbor (originally from Mexico), we had fresh homemade salsas served with blue corn chips as an appetizer. After catching up and hanging out, the five of us (my parents, Jeri and Frank, Beau and myself, and my brother, Mark - my other brother, Christian was at the beach) migrated outside to chat some more as my dad threw some marinated fish on the barbecue. For our entree', Jeri decided on fish tacos topped with a homemade mango salsa! Oh my God. They were DELICIOUS!
Afterwards, Beau and I opened our presents as we all sipped on a little celebratory champagne. I have to say, we were hooked up this year with gifts ranging from new running attire to a Cuisinart food processor (aka - my FAVORITE gift). Of course, in typical Jeri's style, the presents were so beautifully wrapped I almost didn't want to open them! So, after all this, we were so tired (I blame the alcohol) that we all decided to take a quick 15 minute nap...which turned into a two HOUR nap. All I remember is that I woke up face down on the sofa in dire need of some lemon icebox pie (my request), so that's exactly what we had (along with a cup of coffee...and Tylenol).
After we said our thank yous and goodbyes, Beau and I headed back to Baton Rouge to meet up with friends, Tony and Megan for a movie date at our house. More to come on that tomorrow!!