35 Years of Blessing

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DSC05663 Today is Greg’s 35th birthday and I am so happy to report that this week has been filled with much lovin’!  It makes me happy to know that he feels loved by friends and family, especially because lately I’ve heard him saying, “This is great!  As I’ve spent some very loooooonely birthdays in my 35 years of life.”  And this is coming from a guy who hates announcing his birthday—let alone celebrating it. Smile with tongue out

Last night my sister, brother-in-law and nephew came over to our house and we carpooled to a favorite Indian restaurant of mine and Greg’s that is located in Torrance.  This place is called Angara Indian Restaurant and although I briefly mentioned it a very long time ago, Greg and I can’t stop raving about how delicious their food is!  It is seriously the closest thing to the real stuff that we ate while we were on a mission trip in Punjab, India.


It was my sister’s and little Daniel’s first time trying Indian cuisine and I have to say that I’m surprised at how much they liked it!  Well, Daniel only ate the garlic naan and plain Basmati rice because he’s a total carb lover, haha!  Good thing he’s a super active toddler.

We ordered four different plates to share:  the Saag Paneer, House Curry, Chicken Tandoori, and the Chicken Tikka.  Everything was so tasty and we couldn’t get enough of the spice!  Mmmmmm I’m drooling as I look at the picture.


Angara has amazing garlic naan, baked fresh and not too oily like in some places.  Sometimes they actually drip with oil!


Later we went back to our house to relax and cut the cake.


Daniel has been a little pyromaniac thanks to Greg introducing him to candle blowing, and last night we had to light the candle multiple times just so he could blow it out over and over again.  Don’t laugh at me, but I used to do the exact same thing as a kid.  Okay, and as a teenager too. Open-mouthed smile


My sister bought the cake at a bakery called Kawaii in Fountain Valley.  It was really good because it’s studded with tiny little pieces of macadamia nut and the filling isn’t too sweet.

Tonight we’re heading to Orange County to eat at Buca di Beppo with our friend Steve.  This week is jam packed with eating out which can get quite pricey, but hey!  It’s Greg’s birthday and he can cry do what he wants. Winking smile

The proof is in this crazy looking breakfast.


Yesterday I took the liberty to buy a cinnamon roll and sticky pecan bun from Cinnabon because it’s one of Greg’s favorite treats!  Notice I said “treats” because he doesn’t indulge in these things very often, so I felt like being really nice and spoiling him just for today.  And you know what?!  I think I might have started a birthday tradition.  I think that from now on I’ll be buying Greg cinnamon rolls on the morning of his birthday.  Sounds fun doesn’t it?

Do you have birthday traditions?


Ellie <33