Go Shawty, It’s Ya Birthday

OMG Guys guess what?  My birthday is on Friday!  Are we sick of me talking about my birthday yet?  I’m almost sick of me, so I don’t blame you.

Kidding!  I love birthdays.  And I swear, I’ve never been one to milk a birthday the way I have this birthday.  But as I told my brother, “I only turn 40 for the first time once!”.  Usually though, I celebrate my birthday, on my birthday, I allow myself to feel extra special that day, and I move on.  This year is a little different, because, duh, 40.

On Saturday night, I had a small cocktail party with my closest girlfriends (shout-out to those who couldn’t make it, you were missed!), catered by my favorite restaurant, Our House Davis, complete with my favorite cake and cupcakes, and a wealth of delicious champagne.  To say it was fun was an understatement.  I had such a great time.  Everyone dressed up, we talked, we laughed, we ate, we took selfies.  It was just perfect.  Thank you ladies for making it a great night!!

 

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Are you kidding me with this spread?  Our House outdid themselves with this set-up and food.  It was DELICIOUS!  And see those pretty flowers?  Stacy & Sarah showed up with those awesome arrangements and some killer balloons.  Thanks girls!!

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SusieCakes Vanilla Blue – Vanilla cupcake with SusieBlue vanilla frosting.  I may have eaten two of these for breakfast yesterday.  I had to freeze the rest or else I would have for sure eaten them all.  Thanks for bringing these from San Francisco, Adie!

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This cake was not only GORGEOUS, but it was DELICIOUS and GLUTEN FREE!  Are you kidding me?  My dear friend Cary made it.  I mean, I would have been thankful for a sheet cake that came out of a box in a tinfoil pan, but no.  She went for it and absolutely killed it.  It is SO decadent.  I also had some of this for breakfast and then promptly froze the rest.  My freezer currently looks like a sweets shop.

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When there is no one around to take a group photo, you improvise with a selfie stick, a Snapchat filter and the timer.  Thanks for engineering that one Katie!

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So many amazing women all in one room.  It’s so fun when you introduce friends and they become friends.  And when one friend is excited to see another friend.  I love my friends!

At the end of the night there were 7 women left.  We decided to go out for a bit.  Adie had the brilliant idea to stop in front of the Capitol for a photo op.  Our Lyft driver happily obliged us.  He earned that tip!  And how pretty is the Capitol at night?  Who knew!

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A big thanks again to everyone who came out!  Thanks to you all for also being horrible listeners and bringing gifts.  It was fun opening everything up in the morning and I certainly won’t need to buy wine for a while!  All of your love & friendship means the world and I wouldn’t have wanted to kick off my birthday any other way!

Cheers!

 

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