Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It's finally my actual birthday!! Work was fun today. Megan made me cupcakes in the shape of a 30!! MMM!

Billie decorated a lollipop for me, and Cheryl hung up a birthday banner!

Mom and Dad had a birthday party for me tonight! Fun on the swing!

Kate's excited to get in her chair.

Birthday Girl!

Grandpa and Baby K8!

Running around! Excitement!

Mmmmmm. Italian chicken with pasta and zucchini! AND PRESENTS!!

Cake and ice cream!

I have had so many wonderful birthday celebrations this year, that I can just TELL that being 30 is going to be awesome!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Birthday Celebration Continues

I got to celebrate my birthday AGAIN today, at home! Ben made me a birthday picnic! We celebrated a few days early, since the weather was gorgeous. We set up some blankets down in the back yard.

Look how steep the yard is!

Hi, Ben!

Champagne AND beer!

Look at that picnic spread! Mmm, egg salad!

The light was beautiful that day.

Happy birthday to ME!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Early Birthday Dinner

I got to begin my birthday celebrations early this year! Since Rose was going to be in town for Leslie's wedding, and Suzanne was going to be OUT of town on my birthday, everyone got together tonight at Salaam to celebrate my 30th!
Pink champagne!

I wore my dream shoes!

Mmm, grilled peach salad.

Suzanne got me a feather headband like the one she has that I LOOOOOOVE!!! Lucky ME!!

Anne got me a belly dancing scarf!! Jingle jingle!
Suzanne made her infamous french toast with bacon cupcakes.

Summer made little flags for them with my insignia!



Mr. Studlyhunk even dropped by for a minute! He's been out in California, getting his portrait painted for Blue Moon Wines' Heavyweight Red collection. Didn't it turn out so good?!
After dinner, I found myself faced with a pretty serious dilemma. The bread at Salaam is so good, SO GOOD, that I really wanted to marry it. But then Suzanne busted out her cupcakes and I wanted to marry THEM, too! I love them both!! Here I am giving the cupcake some lovin' while the bread tries to get my attention:

Now it's the bread's turn! Cupcake, don't look over here!

I think that turning 30 has given me wisdom, because that is when I had a GENIUS idea. Make a sandwich! A bacon cupcake sandwich on Salaam bread! Ménage à trois!


UPDATE 11.21.2012: Check it out! Chris Monday happened to write his September 16, 2009 daily comic about this exact birthday dinner! You can see it for yourself in his new comic journal Drink More Water. The sad part is that we would've totally been happy to share our cupcakes if we had only known!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cape Cod Reunion

We got back late last night from a trip to Cape Cod! Yang and Sarah rented a huge house to celebrate their one-year anniversary and invited us all to join them.

The weather was cold and rainy almost the whole week. The one nice day we took a day trip to Provincetown. The rest of the trip we spent relaxing inside by the fire, which was really nice. Forced to relax! We ate tons of good food and drank tons of deliicous cocktails!

Click here to view Cape Cod photos!

Monday, September 07, 2009


Tonight, Ben and I shared a bottle of Cupcake Vineyards Merlot. How could I NOT buy this wine? Cuteste vineyards ever!

We also had these little baby Prosecco champagnes that Summer gave me when I bought the house. We had been saving them for an evening where we felt really settled and comfortable in the new place, and that got postponed when we had the basement flood. But now things are settling back down and we wanted to celebrate! To the house!