Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Another year's gone by

It's my birthday today! Yay! I have to work, but that's not going to stop me from celebrating. The boys and I went to the bakery yesterday, so there'll be cinnamon scones on the breakfast menu, along with strawberries, grapes and tea. I'll make at least one trip to Starbucks for an extra-foamy chai tea latte{my friends loaded me up with Starbucks cards this weekend! they know me well...}. I am going out for lunch at a little Greek take-out place just up the road from the school with my friend Shannon, and after work will be heading to my mom & dad's for a delicious birthday dinner. It's going to be a good day, right? And the start of a really great year.

My imaginary birthday is looking pretty good, too. Want to see?

There'll be a pretty table set outside. The sun will shine and the sky will be blue. And there'll be bunting. I love bunting!


We'll have a cake buffet. It's too hard to choose just one cake, don't you think? 


A few balloons to keep the boys happy. It's not a party without balloons. And flowers!

I should probably wear a party dress. You only turn 37 once, after all...

I'll blow out all the candles and make a wish. And, of course, it will come true.


Photos of my "actually birthday" {as Sawyer says} to come when I get a chance. I don't imagine they'll be quite so fancy as these. But you won't mind, will you? I didn't think so! Thanks for being here this past year, all of you. You're the best.

lots of love from the birthday girl,
 xo

PS: Just read the loveliest Happy Birthday post over on Em's blog. Made me a bit teary-eyed. Go take a look!

24 comments:

  1. Have an 'actually brilliant day'. You sound as though work will be interspersed with lots of lovely treats, so at least that will be good. Enjoy your birthday dinner and eat lots of cake!
    Love the piccies, but I am sure you will have some good ones to show us too.
    Hugs Jenny xx

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  2. Happy Birthday, Erin! Hope it's the most beautiful day (and year!)
    xo

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  3. I hope your day is perfect in every way! You deserve it completely. Happy Birthday Erin! :)

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  4. i must have pissed my invite to your party. :( xx haha!

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  5. HaPpY BiRtHdAY tO YoU!!!!

    Wishing you a blissful day my friend! You deserve it.

    And ummmmm aquamarine frosting on a cake? I covet it!

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  6. Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend! I think a party dress is definitely in order. And when I come to visit, I'll bake you a cake. We'll be celebrating a bit late, but I don't think that's a problem, do you? I hope you enjoy every moment of your very special day!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday...
    Wishing you the most magical day, filled with fun and frolics!!

    I hope to catch you in your library later!
    xx

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  8. Oh, happy day! All the best, EP. Celebrate ALL month! I'll go and have a chai tea latte in your honour at "Tea...& Other Things" here in Cochrane later today, after work. If I remember I'll take my camera and take a pic for you.

    I know you're being celebrated from Canada all the way to France today! Bonne anniversaire, mon amie nouveau (pardon my French).

    EMP
    http://correspondencequarter.blogspot.com/

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  9. weeee! a very merry birthday to you my dear!!! it sounds like you have a good number of festivities planned, and i absolutely adore your imaginary birthday party. it's so dreamy! exactly what you deserve. :) i hope you have the best day ever in the history of the world! xoxo

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  10. happy happy day to you, my friend! hope it's as fabulous as you are! xo

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  11. HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU SWEET BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!

    i hope you feel loved and happy today and laugh a lot!

    37 never looked so good...

    love you!

    xo

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  12. The happiest of happy birthdays is what I wish you today, dear friend! I wish I could be at your real AND your imaginary celebrations today.

    XOXOXO!!! Love you, birthday girl!

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  13. Hooray for birthdays! And a happy happy happy one to you, my friend. I hope your day has been marvelous. xoxo.

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  14. Wishing you a fabulous birthday and all things wonderful!

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  15. Re: Emily's blog post:

    Oh, you two make me smile. And laugh! Even though you can't see your smile in the last pic, your eyes are laughing. Thanks for sharing this, Em, and for being such a lover of birthdays (and life in general), Erin. Lovely to follow you both via your beautiful blogs!

    EMP in Cochrane


    http://correspondencequarter.blogspot.com/

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  16. HAPPY (slightly late) BIRTHDAY!!!! : ) how cute is your imaginary birthday party?? you have good taste. : )

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  17. Happy Happy Birthday Erin!!! Un muy Feliz Cumpleanos to one of the prettiest moms ever ;) Wishing you a day full of happiness and lots of love surrounded by all your loved ones!!! Enjoy and have a blast sweetie ;) xo

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  18. Happy belated birthday, I hope it was a wonderful day!

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  19. Yay! Happy birthday week to you, I hope you enjoy celebrating it with friends and family (and Starbucks!). Wishing you a great year ahead.

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  20. Happy happy belated birthday Erin! Hope you had a fantastic day with your husband and your boys!! Sending lots of birthday love your way,

    Wendy.x

    ps: don't worry, I am rather accident prone so I always wear a helmet when I'm cycling, and always advocate helmet use to others! I just take it off for photos, when I'm off the bike, because i've got such a little head I look like that guy in Super Mario Bros with the mushroom head when I've got the helmet on!!

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  21. Happy belated Birthday!! I hope it was grand!

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  22. So glad you had a wonderful day beautiful birthday girl!!!! :) Adore these beautiful photos (esp pink balloons - always a part of my birthdays!) and can't wait to see your actual birthday photos when you're gall bladder free :) 37 is going to be an absolutely fantastic year for you, I can just feel it!

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  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful one, you deserve it! Can't wait to have a mini birthday party when we come down - so looking forward to it! Take care and see you soon 2 weeks yippy! Love Ya Kell

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  24. happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating it.

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