this week i celebrated my birthday by waking up at 5AM to go into work. i believe that breaks some law of conduct--working on your birthday, but none the less, that is indeed what i did. luckily starting so early also allowed me to get off rather early and I met up with my sister for my free birthday lunch at a favorite restaurant, Liberty Market (i'll never go there without thinking about this story).
She then took my to Anthropologie and let me pick out three charms for a necklace from her, becky and doreen. it was lovely!
my bff jenny surprised me with a humungous and acclaimed cookbook so i can prepare for our many dinner parties in the future, but what i liked most was her hand painted and ever so sweet card!
oh, and this!
i had to beat sister in law leone to it, evidently she has a natural reflex to blow out candles as soon as they're lit ;)
immediately after cake, marcus took me out to a restaurant i've been dying to try, because one, i love great pizza, but mostly because i heard they had dessert crepes.
why yes, i will eat a giant piece of BTS cake, then eat half a pizza, the devour my free dessert crepe without a second thought. that's what birthdays are for, no?
after dinner i came home opened a few presents from marcus, read my facebook wishes and was so grateful for good friends in my life. it was a wonderful birthday and i feel silly for worrying so much about it.
Do you have any special birthday traditions you feel like sharing?
i love to hear about old family traditions!