Yesterday was my birthday.
It was also six years from the first time I kissed Allan.
To celebrate those two very notable events (my birth and that kiss), we took a nap, made killer hamburgers, ate this cake (which is every bit as ethereal as it looks), played cards, and all with some of my favorite people in the world. It was lovely.
I also got some super awesome presents:
This ring which will serve as my wedding ring until I can find mine which I’m still convinced is under my bed (although I haven’t been able to find it in about a year). I LOVE this ring–love how delicate, simple, symbolic it is, and for $15 bones it fit in our desperately tight budget. Someday, If I DON’T find my real ring, then I eventually want one just like this one, but with solid gold instead of gold fill.
This tiny little picture from my sister Rene. It’s just what I wanted: small (tiny art is the BOMB), modern, and sentimental–when Allan and I were dating I had recently read David Copperfield, and I told him about how Mr. Barkis asks Peggotty to marry him by sending a message via David that simply read “Barkis is willin’.” When Allan then asked me to marry him he said, “Tribe is willin’.”
This lovely watercolor heart by Twinkle. She was the first one up yesterday morning, and she quietly stole into my room and whispered into my ear “Happy Birthday Mama!” This is actually one of MANY presents I received from her; she gave me a gift every day last week.
And here’s to another year–I’ve got to live up this last one in my twenties!