Frivolous Friday! My Long-Distance Birthday Gift

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

My story starts the night before this photo — when I got a call from my Matt & my Shelby.  [insert warm feelings & smile here]

They said they wanted to treat me to a fun birthday outing and were sending me two tickets to the Birch Aquarium…they’d already checked with the hubs to make sure he was free to take me.

How fun, creative and sweet was that?

So fast-forward to the next day and I’m standing at the jellyfish tank!

Birch Aquarium has several different species of jelly fish – these are the largest variety -about 2 feet long~!

Their tide pool tank is always interesting. The anemone grabbed onto my fingers!

We chatted with a sea turtle…

And watched the fish feed on the beautiful coral…

How cute are these teeny tiny “Strawberry Anemones” they are each only about a centimeter wide attached to a shell- these are my new favorite anemone.  😉

My favorite in the entire aquarium was the Sea Dragons.  OMG they are adorable and they really do look like a dragon!

The Birch exhibition is one of the most expansive sea dragon habitats in the world and they are celebrating the recent hatching of 70 tiny newborn Weedy Sea dragons!

The sea horses were also fun to watch…

Oh. and we met a shark!

It was a super fun way to spend a rainy birthday and I was so thankful Shelby and Matt thought of it!

One thing I will note in case you are planning a visit to Birch Aquarium is you need to visit their website the day before to buy a timed ticket.

When we were there they were turning people away because they were sold out….so plan ahead!

Yep, this happened #2:

I enjoyed some amazing food during my birth-day (that actually spread into a whole birth-week!)

And if it’s your birthday you must have some special treats, right?

And how cute is my new flamingo?

A birthday bouquet and all of your facebook birthday wishes sure made my day perfect – thank you my friends!!!

What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

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