First of all, let me say, thank you to all of you who left me sweet birthday messages! I felt so loved, and it really was a very special day. I was able to celebrate with my parents in DC, the week before my bday, which was so wonderful.
The actual day of my bday was on Friday, and I took the day off from work, and had the WHOLE day with my hubs! (He just finished his 1st year at Duke getting his MBA, and he was done w/ his exams!)
We slept in, and he made me a delicious breakfast: buttermilk pancakes, fresh fruit, and his amazing berry smoothies. Then I got to open some presents that had come in the mail, and some that my parents had left me to open on my big day :)
Some of my loot!
|From left: cute "e" stamp, Charleston coaster, Jonathan Adler phone cover, Stella and Dot earrings and necklace, notecards, tea towls, a printed scarf, Gwenyth Paltrow cookbook, gorgeous necklace, and monogrammed casserole dish cover.|
Thanks to my wonderful parents, my thoughtful in-laws, and Ash for my amazing gifts - I love them all SO MUCH!
John gave me the Longchamp bag (from this post), and I am so in love with it :)
|These chalkboard panels outside the bookstore announced upcoming events, etc. So cute!|
After spending most of the day at Fearrington, we headed back into downtown Durham for a delicious late lunch at Toast. It is one of our favorite restaurants, and it was perfect for a bday meal :)
Next up was a quiet bday dinner at home :) John and I had a very busy week that week (school dinners, parties, luau, Cinco de Mayo festivities, etc), so we decided to cook together, and have a low-key evening. It was perfect! My bday cake was a delcious lemon/raspberry cheesecake - amazing.
Thanks again for the bday wishes and my fam and friends who sent cards and gifts!!