On Thursday yours truly turned a quarter of a century old!!! We celebrated with cake the night before since we had plans to be in London most of the day on my actual birthday! Christopher made me yellow cake with Mom's homemade Chocolate Syrup... its my favorite and it was delicious!!!
I definitely licked my plate clean.
On my actual birthday, I slept in a little bit and got up and opened presents! Christopher got me the best gift ever this year... a limited edition, special collector's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Its part of the Harry Potter books (which I LOVE) and its awesome!!! I know, I know, I'm a huge dork, but I dont care...lol. Anna and Steve got me a special edition copy of C.S. Lewis' Chronicle's of Narnia, a huge jawbreaker, socks, and Wicked Tickets!
We got ready and headed to London to celebrate my birthday!!! Pretty much as soon as we got off the underground at Victoria Station (and came right out onto the Appolo Victoria Theatre...)
It started raining. England. So, it rained and it rained and it rained. Then it rained some more and we got soaked. We saw Buckingham Palace and hung around that area most of the afternoon.
Me and Mom Koenig. Me not so thrilled that it was raining on my birthday.
After we got soaked, we finally decided to head in to an Italian place called Prezzo for an early dinner.
Then we headed to the show!!!!! The Appolo Victoria Theatre was actually first built as a Cinematic Theatre and was later turned into a Theatre-Theatre. Its decked out in Art-Deco styling and is HUGE. I think it seats close to 3000 people!
Waiting for the show to start!
The amazing stage!
After my 4th time seeing the show!
Me with the best husband ever!
Everyone enjoyed the show. Our Elphaba and Galinda weren't the greatest (Elphaba needed to quit singing out of her nose...ugh), but the ensemble made up for them, they were great! Plus, its just an amazing show to see anyway! When we were heading back on the train Steve said he didn't know if he'd ever be able to watch "The Wizard of Oz" again...lol! Christopher also bought me "The Wizard of Oz" on DVD for my birthday, so we might break it out and watch it sometime this week and see...lol. All in all I had a wonderful birthday! Thanks much to all the people who called/emailed/facebooked me birthday love! :)