I was showered with love, showered with kisses, and showered with good wishes – now I'm happily swimming in a vast, wide, endless ocean of happiness and gratitude.
My birthday celebrations began during the long weekend, when we went to Katikati to celebrate my 30th (again) and Louisa's 21st. It's amazing how I seem to remain the same age, as everyone else carries on aging. It's an acquired skill. It was lovely to hang out with the whole family... Jenna and I went on a tour of Tauranga and The Mount, we ate, we laughed and we just relaxed. Phill's mum made both Louisa and I an awesome birthday cake each - she found the cutest decorations!
Then, during the week, Tuesday Phillipa and I shared one of the BEST pizzas I've ever had (her choice – so glad I went with it!) and we went to see Eat, Pray, Love. It wasn't an intellectual film, but there were some good lines, good messages and best of all a bit of romance. A lovely evening with a lovely friend. I also think it's high time I confess my girl-crush on Julia Roberts. I really do heart her!
|Mum picked shoes and butterflies for my decorations... PINK shoes!|
|Checking out the goods (my eyes actually ARE open, I'm just looking down.)|
|This is my favourite scene, where Julia Roberts essentially says that she will not be obsessing over the size of her arse and embraces the muffin top and enjoys every last morsel of her pizza. I like to think I look that good when I'm stuffing my face (please do not shatter my illusion.)|
|My. Husband. Rocks.|
|His long arms are perfect for these shots.|
And it continues still… On Friday, a bunch of work friends came down to The Attic in Mission Bay and we all sat, had a few drinks and simply enjoyed each other's company. The sun was shining; the week had ended; summer is on the way. Can't complain about any of that, eh?
It was an awesome birthday week (and a bit) to celebrate another year of living, laughing, crying, loving, laughing, learning, and growing. I can't think of a better way to start the coming year. Wishing you all a year of love and light. x
|You may remember this handsome young man from this post (you may not recognise him without his beloved blanket though!)|