The Big 3-OH / by Leslie

Well, it's been a very busy month, so I'm just finally getting to posting about my fabulous surprise birthday party that Chris threw for me on September 9th. It was amazing, he had me completely fooled and to top the whole thing off, my sister secretly flew all the way from Canada and appeared from behind a giant box shortly after I arrived at the party. It was so surreal and exciting. We had a wonderful time outside, under the stars, at a beautiful restaurant called Battery Gardens on the southern tip of Manhattan across from the Statue of Liberty. The food was delicious, the drinks were flowing and there were people there that I hadn't seen in a long time. The night went by too quickly though! Before I knew it there were about ten of us left drinking a bottle of Patron Tequila. We were asked to leave so they could close up the restaurant. We didn't want to end the party, so we brought the 30 balloons that had decorated the patio with us out to the boardwalk. The girls in skirts had a few Marilyn Monroe moments on an air grate and we celebrated just little longer. It was a night to remember!