This week at Forever in Blue Jeans, "52 Weeks" challenge, I wanted to share about my birthday.
Yep, on the 43rd, I celebrated my 27th birthday, I mean... ahem... reverse that. It was a truly special day. My family, all 6 of them, made such a big deal out of it. They are wonderful and I love them with all of my heart.
By the way, the "52 Weeks" challenge is all about finally getting in front of the camera. As moms we tend to be the ones taking the pictures, so I decided to accept the challenge. Stop by Carin's blog to see more of these posts.
This picture was not taken on my birthday, but I thought I'd share it anyway. It was taken at the Chatsworth House, where "The Duchess" and "Pride and Prejudice" were both filmed. I haven't seen either of those films, but hear they were great.
Shawn was busy making my birthday cake: Yellow Duncan Hines with chocolate frosting. It was delicious!
When I left the house to take my friend, Mayra, to the grocery store, Shawn and the kids decorated the house for me. It was lovely to come home to.
We went to my favorite Italian restaurant in Manchester called Don Giovanni's. Yum! Italian food is my all time, absolute favorite!
Shawn and I
We had my niece, Allie, my friend, Mayra, and her daughter, Ava, here with us. It made the occasion even more special.
The kids were bursting with excitement, when we got home, to open all of my presents.
I received special teas, and shortbread from Braaten, some Costa coffee from Austin, Melanie bought me bubble bath and strawberry soap, Allie gave me a wallet and change purse, Mayra was kind enough to give me a gift card from a store called "Fat Face", funny I know, but the clothes are really nice, and my sweet husband bought me some chocolates from Dublin and let me get an iPod Touch while we were in Michigan. Whew! So thankful...
They were ready to sing "Happy Birthday" here.
And I had to humble myself and show this funny picture. I purposely, in order to be silly, inhaled a huge breath to blow out all 7 of my candles! I wanted to be successful, ya know, so I did that and it was caught on film.
One last shot of us at the table.