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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Purple Dresses, Red Velvet Cake!; or, Weekend Recap

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!

19 comments:

  1. That is an adorable picture... and I am so happy that you had such a great party. It's amazing how this sort of general unhappiness makes you hyper-aware of those moments of happiness when they do occur.

    And your eye does NOT look too smoky. You look amazing!

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  2. You look amazing! That color is fantastic. I am so glad your party was a blast.

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  3. I have a feeling you and your hubby are the cutest couple ever...you guys look so sweet in that photo. And I love the dress.

    I'm so glad you had a great birthday party and felt so loved by so many people in your life.

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  4. That's me in the background of your photo, in the glasses! You really should have asked before posting it! But for reals, that sounds like an amazing time, and like you really did it up right. I hope that this weekend can indeed serve as a source of solace. You know, on the off chance you have a blue day...

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  5. love the dress!!! even though we can't see your faces, i'm convinced you guys are the loveliest couple :o)

    your weekend sounds like it was amaazing. it must really be a testament to what a great friend you are to others that ppl flew in for your bday!!

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  6. Beautiful dress (and you're a beautiful couple)! And Red Velvet Cake - yummy, yummy. It sounds like a wonderful party, and like the next day was wonderful, as well. I know what you mean - it's hard to come down from a high like that. But your MIL's words were sweet. I'm glad you felt loved - it makes all of this just a bit more bearable. (And I hope Pissy gets her act together SOON).

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  7. OMG, I LOVE that dress. You are so cute. I love that the picture is almost the exact same pose as the wedding pic in your profile. Your party sounds great and I'm so glad you had a nice time. I love red velvet cake!
    Please take your MIL's words to heart - and remember how many people love you and are rooting for you!

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  8. Look at that dress! You look amazing. I am so glad that you had a great birthday and that a few of your old friends were able to surprise you with their visit. And wise words from you MIL. Remember that we are all standing behind you and supporting you through your tough days, too. Because we all go through them.

    Good luck with the rest of your busy week!

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  9. Fabulous friends, fabulous party, fabulous dress, fabulous girl.

    Even with the mostly obscured pic, we can all tell how beautiful you are.

    Happy Birthday again! It sounds like the day was exactly what you deserve. XOXO.

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  10. The dress is beautiful and so are you! :) Happy Birthday and can I saw AWWWW to your beyond awesome husband for pulling that together? I'm so glad you had a great time!

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  11. Awww, that is such a cute picture!! And LOVE the dress, awesome pic! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great party, surrounded by great friends and family. And you MIL is so right, you have so many people cheering you on and that alone makes you a lucky girl!!

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  12. Your dress looks great! I'm so glad you had such a nice birthday party. It sounds pretty wonderful.

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  13. Happy 30th! And I concur with everyone else -- the dress if fabulous! I suggest you making turning 30 like they do at Walt Disney World; A YEAR LONG CELEBRATION!

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  14. glad you had such an amazing birthday! You looked hawt too.

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful party! Hope that the feeling of being loved stays for a while.

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  16. I just wanted to thank you for the kind words. I also wanted to tell you that I was devastated for months after my first loss, and scared shitless to ever try again. I can't even think of my second loss without bawling. There is a picture of us in maui the week after, and it hurts a lot to look at. One loss is way too many. The humor and strength have devoloped as a coping mechanism. I really just can't let this break me. If I'm not in danger, I have to flip that coin again. Next time it might come up baby. Seriously, no such thing as a measly loss. I wanted all of those to work out, but the first ones were the most cruel. I've got your back here, remember that. :)

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday. Your dress is beautiful and the party sounded fabulous! So happy that you will have a wonderful memory of turning 30. Now let this be a good year:)

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