Monday, August 9, 2010


I celebrated my 28th birthday over the weekend.  Despite feeling unwell the couple of days leading up to my special day, I was in good health the day of and enjoyed a weekend being spoiled by friends and family, all of whom I love very dearly.

After beginning my birthday weekend with a yummy meal at a restaurant in Kalamazoo with my mother and father in law and husband on Thursday, followed by a lovely breakfast at a local vegetarian restaurant with good friend Cindy on my birthday morning, we hosted friends Heather, Anthony, Justin and Kristen at our house for appetizers and drinks before heading out to a delicious Italian dinner Friday night.  Heather made Tiramisu cupcakes and they were divine!

I was spoiled with all kinds of gifts... including a variety of cupcake-y things, a beautiful leather journal, and a gift certificate to my favorite local yoga studio.

Travis and I purchased a laptop this weekend - I will be writing my thesis this fall and was in desperate need of something portable on which to write and research.  My parents very generously purchased the software we needed for it and gifted me some money to purchase a laptop/work tote.  Franklin Covey here I come!

As a final surprise, my parents drove 2 1/2 hours from the other side of the state to take us out to breakfast on Sunday. I had no idea they were coming!  It was lovely to spend some time with them.

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday so special!  I'm feeling good about 28 - this is going to be my year!


Maiden Jane said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely girl. (I can call you that since I've got a few years on you!)

AVinNYC said...

What fun- I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday!!

LollyChops said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! It looks like you had a lovely weekend!

Big HUGS for 28!!!!

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

HAPPY hApPy happy Birthday! Oh to be 28. :)

Dot said...

Happy Birthday!

looks like an awesome spread ;)

Jenn said...

Happy belated Birthday! I'm glad you got to enjoy it with friends and family.

Miranda said...

Sounds like you had the perfect birthday!! Surrounded by people who love you! :]