Sunday, September 18, 2011

make a wish.

...celebrating birthdays is maybe the best kind of party I can think of. seriously. (and typing this, I wish I had a birthday tag in addition to celebrate - ok, done!) a wedding is also super-special but most of us hope for just one of those...and the celebration can be fleeting (or in this case a very long time ago!). but a birthday. it comes around once a year. God willing.

and we get those milestone suggestions for the decades. I count myself among the fortunate that I have celebrated milestone birthdays with my friends and family for ages 30 (pre-blog!), 40, 50, 60 (ditto), 70 and 80. I've also enjoyed many many "off-milestone" celebrations (including the latest for holly)  and it makes me think I just like birthdays. it's true. I do.

my friend Pat celebrated a birthday earlier this month and we gathered today to wish her well.

with plenty of cake and candles and friends (to sing happy birthday...or tell stories about who dated whom way back when...just sayin', it was all good!)

a surprise skype visit with karen who just move to shanghai.

make a wish, Pat. I hope it comes true!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that spread looks good! Is that a zebra cake?

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  2. thanks again for letting me crash the party. wish I could have been there.

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  3. I like birthdays, too and mine is this week. w00t!

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  4. birthdays mean cake-i'm always in for cake-looks like a wonderful celebration.

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  5. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the party! So many special guests both onsite and remote in Shanghai! I am so lucky to know so many wonderful people....my special gift for my birthday!!! Thanks to all of you for the food and the gifts......this made an already special birthday even more so.....Love - Pat

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  6. I love birthdays, too! Looks like a glorious celebration.

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