First I want to thank everyone for the birthday love! Y’all are so sweet. Danielle was right; I wasn’t going to post about my birthday until it was over. I usually plan an out of town trip during my birthday (not work, fun). It’s easier that way and I have something to distract me from the fact that I’m turning a year older not where I thought I would be.
Carrie reminded me of my birthday last year. I was volunteering at New Day Foster Home. The amazing staff at NDFH ordered a cake and the cutest kids in the world sang Happy Birthday to me. Can you imagine, a group of third world country orphans singing Happy Birthday to you? It was such a special day and I was completely humbled (even though I know they were just really excited about eating cake). :) That night at Carrie and Jacob’s apartment, Jacob made Greek food, one of my favorites for dinner and we shared a bottle of wine. It was perfect! Ahh… now I miss Carrie and the kids and China.
This year I didn’t plan a trip on my actual birthday. Now that I live close to my family, I wanted to stay in town and attend a Christmas Open House at my friend’s store. The weekend started with dinner on Friday night at a delicious Cajun restaurant with the family. Saturday evening my mom and I attended the Christmas Open House at Bless Your Heart Giftique. If you live in SAT or if you’re visiting, you have to stop by BYH. When I’m there, I’m 110% happy.
The fabulous owners of Bless Your Heart Giftique, Katy and Rachel, are SOOOO creative and SOOOO girly. I love them!
Here she is... The Queen of Christmas posing with my mom and me. She's fun!
Thank you Kate! Kate sent me the Lilly P. Guide to Entertaining. It's such a pretty book. I've already started reading through it! Love it!
It was a great birthday, even though I'm a year older and not where I thought I would be. HA! Again, thank you for all the sweet comments! Y'all are the best.
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