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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy 30th to me!

I have a summer birthday, so I've gotten quite used to small celebrations with friends and family over the years. I'm not usually one to throw huge bashes for my birthday or really go all out, but this year things were totally different. It was a week of birthday fun for me! Wheeee!

We weren't going to do anything the weekend before my birthday, but then at the last minute, Jim decided to put together a party. Poor thing wanted to just do takeout BBQ, but as soon as I realized that we'd be hosting more than 1 or 2 people, I might have taken over and revamped the menu a bit. Oops. ;) As one of my co-workers said though "How did he not know that you'd take over party prep as soon as you heard he was putting together a party?!" My thoughts exactly.

The bash was a total laid back and casual affair. Family and friends from various groups came out to celebrate and I couldn't have been in better spirits.

Jim and Biff working the grill, while Blondie, my MIL and Sporty monitor the situation.

With my girls, Blondie and Sporty.

Family enjoying dinner and drinks by the pool.

SFAM group shots. Gotta love me showin' off my dancing skills while VF looks on in amusement. Hehehe.


There were other folks there and plenty of picture-taking opportunities, but instead of taking advantage of them, I was focused on socializing aaaaand partaking in the Rum Punch I had made. Hot damn! That stuff was good, but it was strong. I was in too much of a good mood to notice just how tipsy I was getting (though I'm sure everyone else was quite aware of it) so I kept sipping it. And sipping it. And then sipping it some more. As the party was winding down, Blondie, Sporty, Biff, Jim and his cousin got me to hang out with them in the pool and hot tub, where I proceeded to chase the rum punch with wine. Lots and lots of wine. :| I truly had the best birthday ever, but OMG, I've never been so drunk, nor as sick as I was that night nor as hungover as I was for the next 2 days.

Yeah, it was one helluva a party alright. Even though I wasn't really feeling human again until approximately Monday, I had the best time. Thanks to everyone who came out and made my birthday so much fun!! Ya'll rock!! :D

Next up, the birthday celebration continues with a wine- and food-filled trip to a foodie's paradise - Yountville!

14 comments:

  1. The big 3-0 is totally cause for a weeklong celebration. I'm glad you had such a fun party!

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  2. What a fun party :) Thanks for inviting me! The big 3-0 is definitely cause for loooots of fun drinks.

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  3. so sad to have missed it, but looks ilke you had a fab time.

    can't wait for the yountville update.

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  4. I'm so bummed that we missed the party. I would have liked to sample the rum punch now that I can drink again. We will have to get together soon and have a belated celebration.

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  5. Goofy shot is always the best. :)

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  6. Happy 30th! I'm glad you had a great birthday, hangover and all. ;)

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  7. What a great way to kick-off the big 3-0 - friends and family!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about summer birthdays - I haven't had a birthday party in years! I think I've had 2 parties with friends in the past 11 years. Mostly it's just me and the boy...and there have even been a couple of years where it's just me because even my family was out of town!

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  9. I absolutely adore the look on VF's face behind your dancing shot!!

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  10. HAPPY HAPPY! So sorry I couldn't make it. But not sorry I missed the two day hangover cuz you KNOW I would have been sucking that down too.

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  11. happy belated!

    you know it's a good party if you are hungover for two days - I would have paid big money to see you drunk as a skunk!

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  12. good times, good times. it was super fun to hang out with drunk amber!

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  13. Ahhhhhhhhh we had such a good time! Thanks for inviting us. And Drunk Amber was amaaaaaaazingly hilarious :)

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  14. You rock. I'm so glad you had a great birthday. You deserve it!

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