This weekend was full of birthday celebrations for Vishnu!

We went to dinner at Crazy About You on Thursday (his actual birthday).

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On Friday, we celebrated by making birthday s’mores (“recipe” below).  This could become a tradition…for every celebratory event in our lives!

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On Saturday, we saw Gravity in 3D.  It was an amazing movie!  I hope to write more about my thoughts in another post because there were some beautiful philosophical undertones throughout.

Later that day, we headed down to Andy and Robin’s apartment for a surprise birthday bash…for both me and Vishnu!  When I spoke to Robin earlier in the day, she told me that they couldn’t hang out because Andy had to study and she had some work to do.  It just so happened that the “work” she was doing included making party food and baking a birthday cake!  She didn’t tell me about it because she wanted to surprise me as well.  She’s awesome!

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After a couple of hours of eating and drinking, a group of us headed out to a local bar.  The fun didn’t end there though!  We then came back and played Cards Against Humanity for a couple of more hours.  You guys, we didn’t go to sleep until 4:30 in the morning!  Needless to say, we slept in just a little bit on Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday, Vishnu spent the entire day watching football.  To make it even better, we invited Robin and Andy over to join us.  The four of us lounged, ate, talked, and watched football.  Perfection!

And check out the fifth wheel, Andy and Robin’s dog Guinness.

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He is seriously the cutest and sweetest dog in the whole world.  I am kind of in love!  And that is saying a lot since Parita and animals don’t usually mix.

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Open-Faced S’mores

Graham crackers
Mini marshmallows
Dark chocolate chips (I love theGhirardelli 60% dark chocolate chips)

Turn on the oven to the lowest broiler setting.  Break graham cracker sheets in half and arrange on baking sheet.  Top each half with nine mini marshmallows and six chocolate chips.  Place baking sheet on middle rack and bake for four to five minutes until marshmallows begin to turn light brown.

Enjoy every single delicious, ooey gooey bite!

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Happy Monday, friends!

Have you ever been thrown a surprise birthday party?
Are you planning to see Gravity?
Are you a s’mores lover like us?

By Parita

16 thoughts on “Celebrating All Weekend Long + Open-Faced S’mores”
  1. Okay that dog seriously IS the cutest thing… and I’m usually more of a big dog kind of person. But your friends! Ohhh so sweet. I’ve been thrown a few surprise parties in my time, and as much as I love the surprises, I think I love throwing them even more. The look on people’s faces and the happiness they get from it just makes me feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy inside.

  2. Is Gravity the one with George Clooney? I am so excited to see that movie, I need to make plans this weekend with some of my friends. Happy birthday again to Vishnu! It’s always so nice when you have great friends like yours. 🙂

  3. I have seen the previews to Gravity and wasn’t so interested – but hearing some of the reviews, I think I just might have to!
    What a sweet friend Robin is – Happy belated birthday – wishing you (& Vishnu) more happiness than your hearts can hold.
    I am a big fan of smores – and yours are making me drool! 🙂

    1. I was the same way to be honest! I just didn’t get the hype behind it. But since it was Vishnu’s one birthday wish, I decided to suck it up and go. Good decision! It’s a fantastic movie – beautiful and full of meaning.

      And thank you for the sweet wishes! 🙂

    1. Thanks! Our weekends have been a lot fuller lately, especially since Vishnu doesn’t have to study as much right now. That will change soon enough though!

      And thank you for the wish – I’ll def. let him know! And try the s’mores – so easy and sooo good!

  4. I will 100% vouch for those s’mores! Definitely a new tradition, Parita, and – being the s’mores lover that I am-I’ll even say they are BETTER than 2-sided s’mores (world blown!). 🙂 It was definitely one of my favorite weekends this year! Happy to have friends like you two. Love you both. (Guinness says so, too). Also, please post your Green Curry Tofu Soup recipe! It is a fall/winter must!

    1. I need to buy more graham crackers so that we can enjoy some s’more goodness this weekend! And it was a great weekend. Thank you both for everything! We love you too!!!

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