Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Despite the fact that I came home sick from work, I'm trying hard to enjoy that I have the day off (yay for sick leave). My co-workers were so sweet, they were sneakily trying to plan a big party for me but I ruined it by getting sick and going home. :( Bummer, but still how sweet. Now hopefully I can rest up and relax because in a few days I will be going here.

I'm excited to go and take pictures and relax for a few days. I will be heading out with my traveling buddy Helena. So, today I will hopefully sleep a lot and fight off this darn cold before we go.

Earlier this weekend we celebrated my birthday because we thought I was going to be at work on the actual day. It was a great day. I got a new dining room table. It was the last bit of furniture we needed for our house and I absolutely love it!

 My friend Joe brought over this amazing wine from his uncle's winery. Hands down the best white wine I've ever had. The bottle is cool too... has a glass stopper. Just another bottle to add to my collection. :)

Also, my friends being the best people on earth... bought me a spa gift certificate to Burke Williams.
Heaven I tell you... pure heaven! I am dreaming about a day at the spa already!

I love having people over... I look around at what I have and how far I have come and I am amazed everyday at just how blessed I am to be able to have a nice home where I can host people. 

I also made my own cake. It's a design I have been wanting to do for a year. I love the movie Coraline (and basically anything Tim Burton) so I finally did it and I just loved the finished product.
Isn't it cute?! It took two days of making fondant and icing from scratch... but thanks to pilsbury I got to cheat and use a mix for the actual cake.
I'm so proud of my Coraline cake!
We ate Mongolian BBQ for dinner and then came back to my house for a joint birthday dessert because my roommate and I have birthday's 3 days apart. It was Katie's real birthday that day. I just kind of high jacked it for myself too :)

Yup, we both turned 26... although I feel like I should be much older than that... because well friends I've lived a lot of life for only 26 years. I have been blessed by them though... let me tell you, I have some amazing, wonderful people in my life.
They are quirky (as you can see) and brilliantly smart and talented and giving and loving. They are supportive and genuine and just hands down the greatest people I know. I consider myself blessed beyond measure to know each and every one of them.

haha, J practicing his dad face...

 These guys have seen me at my worst and yet have walked me through to the other side.
So, today... I want to thank them all for being the best people I know and for being my family and for the grace, wisdom, love and hope they have shown me throughout the years.

I thank my God every time I remember you.   Philippians 1:3

Here's to another great year!


  1. I've missed a lot, too! happy Happy Birthday! Mine was in July, aren't summer birthdays great?! Have fun in Hawaii!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite nurses! Yay Virgos!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! And that cake is rock'n!! I'm totally impressed! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii (so jealous btw)! Rest up before the trip!

    PS. Thank you for all your sweet comments on my wall. I don't get many and they make my day :)

  4. Same here, I love the comments I get from y'all.
    and Kim is your bday in august too?! yay for virgos!

  5. Happy birthday!! And yay for Hawaii! How exciting! (Your cake is amazing. You seriously rock.)

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! So impressed by your cake!!!!