Sunday, July 24, 2011

this is what 36 looks like. . .

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Only 25 minutes left of my birthday, and it was a good one. 
We started the party on Friday night by going to see the final Harry Potter movie with Dr. Chris and the lovely Jenny (some Charlotte friends who have just moved to Colorado—woo hoo!) and then continued the celebration last night by going out for a Birthday Eve dinner with Patrick and my girls.  Today, I got to have a nap after church and then a couple friends paid me a surprise visit with some delicious treats.  For dinner, we went to my sister’s house where she had cooked up a fabulous meal.  Then my girls started pulling out all the presents that they had wrapped for me—I’m modeling some of them here:
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Berkeley and Emery’s gifts were so cute.  Basically, they had gone through the house and found things to re-gift me.  It was pretty hilarious and I think my little brother might have wet himself because he was laughing so hard!  There were:
  • Mardi Gras beads (around my neck)
  • a homemade necklace (around my neck)
  • some bracelets they found on the ground one day
  • two dollars
  • a Primary bookmark
  • some Church pamphlets
  • a pen
  • a pencil case
  • some scrap paper
  • a pink ribbon
  • some pictures they had drawn
  • and a crepe paper flower that my mom had made for a decoration for Emery’s party a few days ago (in my hair in the above picture)
Kendall had helped Patrick pick out some other gifts for me:
  • Junior Mints
  • gum
  • a running watch
  • and some new Keens (love the spicy red!) so I can look like a real Coloradan

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It was weird thinking that my last birthday was spent in Charlotte with a few good friends just a couple weeks before we moved.  I still miss all my peeps in Charlotte, but it sure has been great living close to some family, some amazing friends from our Boston days, and making some fabulous NEW friends!
Happy birthday to ME!

7 comments:

Nollie said...

Meredith,

Happy birthday! 36 looks good on you, as does that haircut (love the long locks!) and your rockin' new Keens. It made me smile to read the comment about them making you a true Coloradan. Glad you're enjoying your new city and hope this year is grand. Andy is convinced we need to move to Denver,so maybe I need to have him start reading your blog. :)

Erin said...

your hair has gotten long! happy birthday Mer! I wish I could have celebrated with you this year.

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Meredith!!! Those shoes are HOT!!!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Meredith!! You make 36 look so good that I won't worry about my turn in a few months :) You need a pair of chaco's too for Colorado :)

merathon said...

how funny that people are commenting on my long hair since i'm about ready to get it chopped!

and nollie-- if that's what encourages him to move here, by all means get him to be my newest follower!

you only look as old as you feel, right? and i don't feel a day over 25!

Marliese said...

Love ya, Mer! Glad you had a super fun birthday weekend--you really know how to party, for days in a row. Good for you! Your hair really is getting long, and you got it so straight. Mine NEVER looks like that--so sleek and smooth. :)

jessi said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a great one! I love the variety of gifts your girls presented to you, lol. Kids' gifts are the best! I have to comment on your hair, too... I love it long! (I love it short, too, though. :)