Only time for a quick post today. Life is a bit crazy with day-long grading sessions and paper writing and Junior League meetings and sisters' graduations to prepare for. But I wanted to fill you all in on my incredible weekend!
Lawyer Guy threw my 30th birthday party-- not a surprise, but exceptionally fun, nonetheless. My family and friends were there, including my NYC roommate of 3 years who now lives in California. She and LG coordinated a surprise visit and she came singing into my room at 8 am the morning of the party to wake me up! She and I had brunch together, got our hair done, and went to Bloomingdale's in SoHo before the party to get our makeup done. I went unusually heavy with the smokey eye, which may have been ill-conceived, but hey, I only turn 30 once and if I want Cleopatra cat eyes, I'm gonna sport Cleopatra cat eyes.
Then came the party at a restaurant downtown with delicious food and lots and lots of Cava for everyone! I had friends from all over the country come in for the party. There were old friends from junior high, high school, and college and my fabulous new friends from the last few years-- how amazing to see the way I keep adding people to my circle while still deepening my long-term friendships! I felt so much love and support. It was just a wonderful evening, topped off with the most delicious red velvet cake ever and lots of presents!
The next day, a little hungover and very tired, Lawyer Guy and I bid farewell to Roomie (who spent the night of the party in our guest room) and drove down to my hometown for the baptism of my BFF Doctor Lady's baby boy. She and her husband flew in from California, as well, for the weekend's many festivities. I got to meet the little man for the first time, and it was great. No tears (well, from me. He shed quite a few!). The service and lunch afterward were family-only with the exception of LG and myself. Watching my friend mother her son was amazing.
I must confess I was a little deflated yesterday and today. Only natural after two such special days, I suppose, and some recalcitrance from Pissy the CBEFM. But my mother-in-law told me to remember how loved I felt at my party when I'm blue in the future, and I'm trying to hold onto that. I have so many good people surrounding me in this life, I am truly lucky.
To finish, a picture of me and Lawyer Guy (faces mostly obscured, of course). I want to show you all the dress, which wound up not resembling any of the options I gave you. It's short, I have a black sash tied around the waist pinned with an antique gold broach in the shape of a leaf, and I'm wearing strappy black Manolos.
Have a great rest of the week, lovelies!