Monday, December 21, 2015

Twenty Seven

In the midst of all this holiday festiveness, I celebrated my birthday yesterday! This is my favorite week of the year (as it is for most people) and I've always LOVED having my birthday just before Christmas - it makes the season that much better.  Although with Derek's birthday in November I do think we might start up a half birthday joint celebration for both of us this year to have something special to look forward to. 

I have to give credit to my family, friends and Derek - nobody has ever tried to combine my birthday with Christmas, let it get caught in the shuffle and most importantly... use Christmas wrap on my gifts (the horror!).

Other than a little bit of food poisoning over the night on Saturday (it was overnight so I'm throwing that back with year 26), the weekend was perfect.  Although friday was suppose to be a "wrapping day" I got just one single gift wrapped, ha! Looks like today, tomorrow and Wednesday will be my days.  We had an impromptu dinner and drinks night with friends on Friday before heading up to the big apple.

Derek and I spent the night in New York to celebrate and last night we went to my favorite Mexican restaurant with my family to celebrate. My mom nailed it with the decorations and everyone was very thoughtful and generous with their gifts.  It's always great to hear from so many friends and family members near and far to celebrate the day.  I was too busy enjoying cake (from my favorite bakery - always the same every year) and opening presents last night so I'll keep it short and sweet today and share about our time in NYC tomorrow.


I'm wiped from all the fabulous festivities and excitement - hoping to find some energy today to get everything done (well you know, all the fun things - baking, wrapping, Christmas movies).  I've got a couple hours in the office today and tomorrow then it's all about Christmas break.

Happy Monday! Four days left! 



38 comments:

  1. So happy to hear that you had a wonderful 27th birthday celebration and that the food poisoning didn't stay to ruin anything!! Hope you get everything done that you need to today!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Happy, happy birthday! So sorry to hear about the food poisoning...that can be so awful! Luckily it was just overnight. Love your cake, and your top! Cheers to 27!

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  3. Happy birthday girl!! Sounds like you had a great one and so much fun celebrating!! Have a great week!

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  4. Beautiful! 27 is a good year! ;) Enjoy the week!

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  5. Happy Birthday gurlie! Your NYC weekend looked fabulous on instagram, especially going to see that beautiful tree. Glad you celebrated in style with the exception of food poisoning - no fun! Hope you're feeling much better and get to continue the celebrations <3

    Green Fashionista

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  6. Happy birthday girlie!! Glad it was a good one and that you are on the mend! Your make up looks gorgeous in these pictures!!

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  7. your photos from NYC were the cutest! glad you only had a passing sickness. no bueno! what lovely birthday photos - cheers to a fantastic year!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!! Your photos from NY on Instagram were super cute. :-) I am glad that you had a fun weekend but so sorry that you had some food poisoning!! :-( I hope that you have a wonderful day today too!! :-)

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Can't wait to see your NYC pics! I'm going with a friend in a few weeks and I'm so excited!

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  10. Happy birthday! Hope you're feeling better and can't wait to hear all about your fun in NYC!

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  11. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fantastic day!

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  12. Happy 27th Birthday!! Hope you keep celebrating throughout the week!

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  13. Happy Birthday!!!! I'm so glad people separate your birthday from Christmas! And I can't wait to hear about your NYC trip. Cheers to a fabulous 27!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was a wonderful time celebrating in New York!

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  15. Happy birthday! I have one close to Christmas too so I feel you!

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  16. Happy belated birthday! I loved seeing all of your pictures from NYC this weekend, it definitely looks like you had a blast celebrating! And hooray for not letting your birthday get lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas! I have to admit, we're kind of a bad aunt and uncle to our niece who's birthday is on the 18th, but she's only 2 right now, so when she gets older we'll definitely try to differentiate for her. We didn't use Christmas wrapping paper on her birthday gifts though!

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  17. Happy, happy Birthday! You look beautiful!

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  18. Yay!! Happy birthday!! Hope you have an amazing time this week! :)

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  19. Happy, happy Birthday girlfriend!! I was loving your NYC pictures - looks like it was an amazing weekend! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  20. Happy birthday!!!!! Sounds like such a great week of celebration for you!!! Good luck with wrapping, I need to tackle that today too - eek!

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  21. Aww sorry to hear about your food poisoning, but you certainly rallied!! Happy birthday!! I loved all snaps from NYC this weekend :)

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  22. Cute! Happy Birthday! I'm with you...i'm a January birthday and am highly considering celebrating my half birthday instead. Everything happens in the winter so then there's nothing to look forward to in the summer!

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  23. Happy Birthday Lady! I can't wait to hear about your time in NY. How fun!

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  24. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had some fun celebrations over the weekend. That's great that your family has never tried to combine your birthday with Christmas.

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  25. Happy Birthday!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend (minus the food poisoning, no fun there!)

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  26. Sounds like a fun weekend to me! Happy birthday!!!

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  27. KYle and I are a week apart and both in October, but thankfully, we have so many occassions spread pretty evenly throughout the year. Sophie's birthday, our anniversary, father's day, mother's day, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas, that we don't mind having our birthdays so close together. You looked like you had a wonderful year of being 26, I hope your 27th year is just as good and better!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  28. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I am glad your family makes sure to celebrate your birthday separately from Christmas!

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  29. Happy birthday! So happy to hear you had a fun celebration! :)

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  30. So glad to hear that your birthday weekend was great - cannot wait to hear about NYC!

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  31. Happy birthday Christina! Happy holidays as well to you and your family <3

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  32. Happy belated birthday! That cake looks so delicious. Glad you had a great birthday!

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  33. Happy belated birthday, sweet friend! So glad that that you had a great day/weekend (minus the food poisoning).

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  34. Happy birthday! I'm glad that you had a wonderful time despite the food poisoning!

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  35. Happy happy happy birthday! I have this same dress ;)

    http://michellespaige.com

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  36. Happy birthday pretty lady!!! I bet it is so fun to have so much celebrating!!1

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  37. Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you had such a great celebration. My birthday is right after Christmas, and I've definitely received some gifts in Christmas wrap! :) xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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