Day 18.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving....

I'm giving thanks this month each day on my blog.


Day 18

I'm thankful for birthday surprises.

Even though my birthday isn't until Tuesday, I was sure suprised when Clint, Lindsay & Henry, Anna & Terry, and Lindsay & Ian surprised me by all going to dinner in Tri-Cities.

We ate at Fujiyama, a Japanese steak house.


First we enjoyed a drink in the bar...and bantered with the bartender who was a Duck fan...
Then we were seated, and the fun began!

Cesar, our chef put on a great show,
starting with the classic {onion volcano},
which turned into...

Good thing the little pee-pee guy was there to put out the fire. 

Lindsay made sure there was a beautiful - and yummy - birthday cake there, and the restaurant did their {birthday drumming} with Japanese drums.

I may have added a few moves to their normal birthday dance.
Thankfully I still had a ride home at the end of the evening.

Henry showed us his excellent chopstick skills....

I think it is pretty safe to say that everyone had a great time.

You only turn 30 once, I guess.
And I don't think I would have chosen a different way to celebrate.

Thank you to my family & friends who made this birthday surprise happen - I'm thankful for all of you!

What are you thankful for today?

Join me (and a whole lot of other people) in giving thanks.
On a blog, on Facebook, a private journal, or a thought kept in your head.


  1. What a great great way to celebrate 30! So, so smiling for you and all the fun I could see happening in those photos! Wishing you a GREAT new decade in oh so many ways! Sweet blessing!

  2. Loved that place! Happy birthday..... great pictures of the onion!

  3. Turning 30 is painless when you're surrounded by great fun-loving friends!!!

  4. Turning 30 is painless when you're surrounded by great fun-loving friends!!!


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