This past weekend was a special occassion for us! Derek turned the big 3-0! He has been dreading it since turning 29 last year, but the awaited moment actually didn't turn out so bad after all! He didn't instantly age. He didn't change. All's well over here. I was told time and time again to not do anything crazy for his birthday. He didn't want a party, and all of my dreams of planning an epic 30 bash flew out the window. Instead we did the opposite of that. He picked everything for the weekend. He craved a burger, so we decided to stop at Applebee's for a nice dinner and time together! It was nice to have lowkey birthdays this year and spend quality time with each other. I feel each time we do this, I learn something new about him, and I love that.
Over the weekend, two of our great friends came over and surprised him! We watched college football, and then went out to find the best jazz club in Santiago. Unfortunately, the address they listed online was out of date by over six months, so we wandered aimlessly with no luck. We still had a great time and danced to a few songs, though! So once again, thank you all that helped to give him a happy birthday by calling, sending a quick note, or even Facetiming!