Ryan turned 30 this year! (ssh, don’t tell him I told you)
I wanted sooo badly to get a group together as a surprise for his birthday – but a bunch of people were travelling that weekend, so I had to give up on the surprise idea, and get a group together the following weekend for both of our birthdays.
Ultimately we managed to pull together a pretty good group – we met up in Trastevere, had dinner, went to a place that had lots of different beers (the guys’ choice, naturally), and then we went to a bar. It was Halloween when we went out – but the Italians aren’t really into it. Although the guys were enthralled with some long-legged beauties wearing angel wings, and I saw a lot of witch hats. (none of the rest of the costume, just the hats.)
Ryan had bought flowers from the flower stand by the street (in Italian!), poured two glasses of wine, picked out a restaurant, and (purchased!) and wrapped some presents. He bought a salt/pepper/oil & vinegar set for our table, and a book about wine (in Italian), and a book about vineyards – hopefully places we can go visit! It was really sweet. I’m so lucky. :)
Shoutout to Theresa:
(who doesn’t really read my blog anyway and probably won’t see this)
Theresa sent me a birthday card, and I was disproportionately excited about it. I told Theresa how happy I was to go through my mail and find a brightly colored envelope with a birthday card in it. And she hit the nail right on the head when she said “I know how you feel, it’s kinda like camp, isn’t it?”