Friday, December 22, 2006

Thirty-Five!!!


I turned 35 five minutes ago -- 11 am, apparently. Woo hoo! Another year. This year has been fantastic, and I have every hope that being 35 will be smashing, too. My wonderful best friend threw a pre-35 party for me last night at her new place. It was Jim and I, Jim's mom and my parents, and we were all given party hats and annointed with Miso Pretty glitter face roll-on upon arrival, so we literally sparkled all night long. Alexandra served "wave after wave" of appetizers, followed by these unbelievably scrumptious treats from Saint Cupcake:

Here is an example of Alexandra's marvelous gift-wrapping skills (& take note of the huge yellow "diamond" on my finger -- this is a "matching friendship ring" from Alexandra so we can be just like Oprah & Gayle and Courtney Cox & Jennifer Aniston - BFF!! hahaha!):

It was all superbly thoughtful and sweet and delicious, and we even gave Alexandra's dolls the leftover cupcakes.


And just because Jim took all the pictures and wasn't in any of them:


On a completely different, more grave note, I am so relieved to read that Darlene's son Mark has come through his second surgery well and looks to be on the road to recovery. Blessings to their family, and all best wishes.

24 comments:

Alexandra S said...

Helloooooo.....what about your special pantyhose???? (Happy Birthday!!! so glad you were born Lucifertoot!!!)

Marilyn said...

Looks like a fabulous time...and what's better than a PRE-birthday party? ;) Happy Birthday (again)!

jennifer said...

happy 35th Laini!

I guess I am next! 2 3/4 months.. but who's counting?!

Deb R said...

Happy Birthday, Laini!

melba said...

Happy Happy Birthday. Life just gets better ever year, doesn't it!!

[a}ma said...

happy (1 day bl8ed) bday!! i love the ring and face shimmer ideas! xoxo

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a smashing time and love the new skirt below! Looks like all is going fabulous with you - great to see! Havent been on much this semester with school but we are finally on break so had a little time to catch up on posting! Happy holidays to you and your family!!

liz elayne said...

happy birthday dear girl!!! it looks like you had a WONDERFUL pre-birthday party...love the pictures! we will have to celebrate the next time i see you (hopefully soon - when kelly is in town!).

i love that you are posting more often lately...but i am so far behind in reading. will have to catch up this weekend.

blessings and love to you,
liz

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! It is so nice to have a friend like that. :)

Those cuke-cakes look so yumyum!

Maybe I should make some Christmas cupcakes...

:)

Paris Parfait said...

A belated Bonne Anniversaire, Laini! I read Alexandra's account of the big event and it sounds like loads of fun! And your photos are terrific. Hope this marks the beginning of your best year yet! And a very Merry Christmas to you and Jim. xo

megg said...

Hey!! A happy Birthday belatedly! It looks like you had a wonderful time - what a way to ring in your new year!! Happy Happy Happy holidays too!!! xoxo

Patry Francis said...

Happy birthday, Laini! Love the bright colors of your day--and those CUPCAKES look amazing!

Sophie said...

A bit late but: Happy Birthday!!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You are so beautiful!!!! And what beautiful friends--- an abondanza of loveliness!

We're having a glitter/disco party for T's birthday in February--- I'll have to get me some of that roll-on stuff--

Merry Merry Merry Christmas you happy birthday baby, you!!

~bluepoppy

Susannah said...

happy birthday, sweet one, and a merry christmas to you and jim too :-) big hugs xox

kelly rae said...

laini! happy birthday! i am in florida for the holidays - thought of you on friday while traveling through airports and planes. you were thought of, my friend. happy, happy 35th. you look not a day over 25! see you next week!
xoxoxxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox!

chest of drawers said...

Love to you on your Birthday...I tried to send you an e-card, I hope you got it.

ceanandjen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I hope that the next year brings you nothing but happiness and contentment!!! What a wonderful celebration you had with your family and best friend!

katie said...

happy happy birthday laini! those cupcakes look so yummy; it looks like you all had a grand time. And 35 is a wonderful age, enjoy!
happy holidays!

Kim G. said...

Happy happy! So glad it was a celebration with your favorite people! You looked great in the photos - are those new specs? They look fab! (Can you tell I have a middle schooler in the house?)

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Tinker said...

I feel someday I must make a pilgrimage to that Saint Cupcake.
Happy Birthday, Laini, and a very merry Christmas to you and Jim!

deirdre said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Laini, Happy Birthday to you...

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday you wonderful woman! May 35 be full of magical blessings, amazing adventures and glorious surprises!

la vie en rose said...

happy birthday!