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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! We have so much to be thankful for this year! Today we are going to celebrate with Ben's family and then tomorrow, we are heading to the shore to celebrate with my family.
But before I talk about Thanksgiving, I need to get us all caught up! My birthday was this past Tuesday and there was a lot of pre-birthday celebrating going on! About 2 weeks ago, my parents, grandparents, brother & girlfriend, and Ben and I went to this AMAZING restaurant in Baltimore called Fogo de Chao. This is a Brazilian steakhouse and what happens is when you sit down, they give you a coaster that is red on one side and green on the other. When you are ready to eat, you turn your coaster to green and the waiters are immediately there with different kinds and cuts of meat! They simply slice you off a section and move on, only to be replaced by another waiter. They don't stop coming until you turn your coaster back to red. It was a great birthday dinner and we all went home sooooo full! It is definitely worth it because the food was fantastic. I even got a free dessert since it was my birthday!!! My family gave me some wonderful gifts such as some cute shoes, a new Redskins jersey to wear and tickets to the Redskins vs. Eagles game, some money, and other goodies.
This past Saturday, Ben and I started the day off with having breakfast with his family for my birthday celebration part 2!!! We went to Mimi's Cafe which was really yummy. I had a Mardi Gras omelet which was sooo good, I highly recommend it if you ever go there. His family also gave me wonderful gifts, like a beautiful shirt, pretty scarf, and an Amazon gift card!!!! I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people wish me a happy birthday!!!
After all that birthday celebrating, Ben and I participated in the Dazzle Dash with two of our good friends, David and Melissa Saturday night. Every year, the Howard County General Hospital puts on a light show called the Symphony of Lights. It is at Merriweather Post Pavilion and you pay to drive through with your family to see all the Christmas lights. All of the proceeds go to the Howard County Hospital. Well, the weekend before it opens to the driving, they have a race event and a walking event through the lights. We did the race event and it was so much fun! Besides the race, there are a lot of vendors with free food and activities! It was a lot of fun and it was great to help out the hospital. We even got a free shirt!