Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On Turning Forty: Part 1

I thought before I posted about my rocking Holidays, I should write about the fortieth birthday to start all decades!
First of all, the day before my party, my pop and his wife Bridgette gave a me beautiful necklace to wear the BIG day.
Then, my uncle Raymond took me to lunch at the Upper Crust in Plano- metropolitan margaritas and pasta primavera and some really amazing bread strips with a trio of pestos and marinara and the like.

We left in need of a nap, but gallantly pressed on to the shopping and primping for the party my friends William and Aurelia were throwing for me that night.

My uncle is great at shopping. I learned not to try to trade anything out for something you like better. He just keeps it all. I tried to trade a pair of peep toes for some boot like heels and I ended up with both of them. Actually, I ended up with four pair of heels to add to the two I just had handed down to me, and now, I officially have more heels than I have ever owned in my life. Funny, considering I fell on a cobblestone street the morning of my party and bit it pretty hard, and I am still not fully recovered from falling in August. Let's just say, I hold on to the rail when I wear them.
My palms hurt so bad I cried. 

 After looking for the perfect colorful dress forever, I ended up with four dresses, and we, and by we I mean my uncle, decided the silver one was the best-suited for the evening and for what he had in mind for my "look" which he was sure I could pull off. I was skeptical.

We ran out of time and had to race through the prep, but when he was done, I was relieved. Not so bad.

Sista CJ

I arrived late to my own party, but there were a ton of friends waiting to eat good food, share their favorite  poem, have a few drinks, play some music and dance. (My phone died at the party, so waiting for kids to text me pics of this!) Listening to my friend's favorite poems was . . .honestly, strange and beautiful at the same time. I was so surprised by their choices, I felt like I ended the night knowing each of them better! 

Embarrassing collage my sister and kids put together!!

My peeps!

Tres Leches can't be beat!

It was amazing. I felt super-loved and amazingly blessed. It was the best way to start my BIRTHDAY WEEK . . . .
Chris waiting patiently for his birthday present;)

1 comment:

Adam said...

Wish we could have been there. Looks like it was a good time!