Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.  
Jean Paul Richter

For my first birthday away from the family and friends, it really was lovely. I sat in my PJs for a nice amount of time and opened my thoughtful cards and gifts from my mom, friends, Nick's mom and grandma.  My mom got me some great books (St. Louis travel guide book and Audubon bird guide for my new porch bird feeder), beautiful silver ball earrings (I literally wore my old ones in half!) and a Pedi Egg.  Have you tried it yet?  Really, it works so well!

I met my friend Sarah (Christmas dinner host) for lunch at my favorite Panera and then headed to the mall with a little birthday spending money.  I picked up a great pair of trouser jeans at Express and cardigan at Ann Taylor Loft both on sale and perfect for our upcoming New Year's Eve party. I had a manicure courtesy of Nick and then we had a yummy dinner at Brio. Then we came home and watched Burn After Reading (I love the Cohen brothers!).

A special dinner out 

I also received glorious flowers from my mom and Nick.  So pretty on my kitchen window sill!

Daises from my mom and Hydrangea from Nick

So nothing extravagant but really a great birthday!  We're headed to Iowa for a few days to celebrate New Year's Eve and enjoy some time with Nick's family and old friends.  Have a happy start to 2009!


Heidi said...

Your special day sounded SO nice! I haven't been to Brio in several years but I remember it being very tasty!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Aren't flowers wonderful? I love fresh flowers in our house!!

I am so glad you day was wonderful!

Preppy Lizard said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday. I love Brio..YUM!
I hope you have a great 2009 and settle in here in STL!

Molly said...

Happy New Years and happy birthday a bit late!

LucyinStLou said...

Happy 2009! Sounds like a great day. I love Brio too. So yummy. Burn After Reading is on our entertainment center waiting for a free moment to watch.

Tattooed Dorothy said...

What a nice and relaxing way to spend your special day! Panera always makes my day (and Brio certainly doesn't hurt, either!).

Anonymous said...

You are so Pretty and Smart and you are nicer than either.
Your very biggest fan!!!

Kris said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

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