Well I made it another year, and had a great birthday! New Year's Day is my birthday. It's a great day to celebrate, and I also do some reflection, that's for sure. Thinking back over the past year, and thinking ahead - thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2017.
|The girls made my birthday dinner, but I didn't want people slaving in the kitchen all day, so I said a store-bought cake was fine. And trust me, this was MORE than fine! It was "thanks for the extra five pounds" fine. Yum!|
|We also had a nice girls' brunch the day before - first brunch, then mani-pedi's! Lovely daughters Emily and Genevieve. It's always extra special when Emily is in town from Texas. :)|
|Third lovely daughter Hannah and myself.|
|More birthday fun! My awesome sister-in-law, Jean, sent me a CASE of Sofia sparkling wine!!! It comes in little cans, COMPLETE WITH A LITTLE STRAW! It makes the perfect little pick-me-up after a long day of work and teaching. Jean knows what I like!|
|This is random, but had to take a picture at Target. These throw pillows are EXACT COPIES of some pillows we got as wedding gifts in 1978! Except ours were large, FLOOR pillows! Super groovy, very '70's. |
One more thing - I recommend you check out my cousin's new blog:
THE GOOD LIFE IN WISCONSIN - adventures of a city girl gone country. You can find it here. Julie is on a new adventure, living with her dad and her son, on the family farm. Julie is a poet, and an adventurer, and her charming style comes through her prose.