By way of catching up a bit, this is a photo of the birthday cake Jenn got for me from Fortunato Brothers Caffe and Pasticceria.
Here's a picture of Jenn.
And here's a picture of me. It was a great birthday weekend, despite, or perhaps because I was so busy. My birthday was on Friday the 29th, but that evening I had an event for karate, the penultimate test for my second-degree black belt (nidan).
The final test, and the ceremony where I received my belt, was early Sunday morning. I arrived at the dojo at about 6:15 a.m. It went very well.