Since I know you are all waiting with bated breath for my long overdue birthday festivities report…here it is (okay, so I am just referring to my Mom but you all can pretend you have been waiting too okay?)
So I turned 31 last week Monday. A week ago in fact. I am 31 and one week old today. Yikes.
Anyway, it was my birthday and with traditional style and flair, my sisters helped me forget how sad I am to be getting older.
It all started on the Saturday before when I received this note. Intrigued, as soon as I set my last foot upstairs music began to play loudly which filled the whole house. But not just any music. The Pride and Prejudice music. I stepped into the living room and this is what I saw.
Yup, that is the A&E/BBC Pride and Prejudice 6 hour mini-series movie projected onto a sheet hung up between our living room and dining room. Here is Briana modeling the screening room:
There were British goodies from the London Market and popcorn and blankets and I could even knit! (Which was a really good thing since if you are following my Toasty Toes drama you know, I HAD a lot to get done in a little time. I did finish them…more on that in my next post.)
We sat and watched and ate and sighed over Colin Firth and laughed about taking turns about the room and really just had the best time ever. We were so pleased with the screen set-up that after P&P was over we watched other DVDs well into the night. I love my sisters.
Sunday was great too, I have no pictures but we went to my brother’s house and played with the babies and ate good food and had cupcakes which I love because they are so whimsical. Kara even gave me cupcakes to bring to work on my actual birthday. Like I am in 3rd grade. It was awesome.
My actual birthday came and I felt like I had already celebrated. But if you can believe it…there was more! One thing you should know about the way my sisters and I roll on birthdays…everything is a surprise. So we are driving and…surprise, Faustina for dinner and we all yell, “yea, Faustina!” Not everyone gets us but for the record we are HYSTERICAL. So, Faustina. Kara was really hungry.
Yup. That is a full slab. Meaning TWO racks of ribs.
After dinner we went home and then…CARVED PUMPKINS!!! For those of you who remember the list I wrote of things I wanted to do in October, watching P&P and carving a pumpkin were both on the list. So we now see my sister’s inspiration in the planning of my birthday.
I really don’t know why I put pumpkin carving on my list, I forgot that I hate pumpkin innards.
We cleaned and we designed and we carved and we all managed to create beautiful pumpkins.
We love our pumpkins.
I am not really sure where Kara’s inspiration came for her pumpkin…perhaps she was thinking about the exsessive amounts of ribs she consumed earlier? Just a thought.
Finally, there was cake (Yea! cake!)…I was informed though that it was not an ordinary cake. A Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake. 31 Flavors…I turned 31…get it?
You want to know the funniest thing about my birthdays? Since I was a kid, I always took the birthday wish really seriously. You would think I would grow out of it.
I don’t. I get all nervous if I am not prepared and think deeply about it and carefully word the wish. I am a dork. Especially considering the fact that my wish (at least since my 16th birthday) has NEVER come true. Sad but true. I am still hopeful though. (and just in case you are speculating, my wish has not always been the same and it is not always about men. just so you know.) Also, in case you were worried, I blew them all out in one breath…
Are we the only adults that still take pictures of blowing out candles? I hope not.
I even had some other celebrations: lunches with my work peeps and an elegant dinner at Log Haven with a group of totally classy friends. I was spoiled. Which is why I feel like such a jerk for still having a hard time with the passing of this year. Time is flying by too fast for my liking. I am sure I will get over it and feel better. Maybe when I am 31 and 2 weeks.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better birthday celebration. One of the greatest blessings in my life is that I have such amazing sisters and in them such best friends. I don’t know what I would do without them. Thanks girls.
The following 11 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
I think it sounds like a great way to celebrate your day!
Sounds like quite the birthday! I have still continued to take cake/candle pictures as an adult.
Fun! Happy joining the ranks of the 30s!!!
Happy belated Birthday! It looks like you had a great time – those pictures look like a lot of fun. 🙂
(You don’t look 31 – I’d guess 26. 🙂
You know how to party! Happy Birthday and may be party go on and on!!
You know, I don’t want it to make it seem like I don’t love my husband and don’t love being married, because I do, but your posts always make me really miss the days when I was single and living with a bunch of girls! You guys seem to have so much fun! I miss those days!
And you are a LOVELY 31 year old! Hope you had a happy, happy birthday!
Oh, it sounds like an awesome way to celebrate the passing of a year and looking forward to the next!
happy birthday for the other day! looks like you had a fantabulous b’day party!
seriously, if i had a spare 6 hours everyday i would watch P&P without fail every single day…i kid you not.
you are definately never too old to take the candle-blowing-out picture. we still do.
happy 30’s erin!!!
p.s whoa! that was one *hell of a lot of meat on kara’s plate…
Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like your sisters really took care of your for your birthday! Awesome.
Faustina! Yea! One of my fav’s.
I would have said 17.5 for sure.