I love that my Birthday falls around/or on Thanksgiving for many reasons.
1. I love spending my birthday surrounded by friends and family.
2. I love dressing up as a pilgrim and having my little sister dress as a Native American.
3. I love ending a day of eating turkey with either a pink birthday cake or flan.
4. I love being about to see a Twilight movie to distract me from the fact that I'm old.
(Yes, I'm one of those.)
This year was no different. In fact, it might be the best one yet.
Mitch and her family threw me a lovely party with all the pizza and desserts and Raspberry decor she could find. Do you know one of the reasons I love Mitch so much? If you hand her something, like say a Mexican dress from Deseret Industries, she will put it on right then and there - even if it doesn't really match. Bless.
I had 3 cakes, but I think the one Erhan brought from The Coffee Garden was the clear favorite. There was nothing left of it at the end of the night.
And yes, that is the Missoni for Target sweater I bought the day it came out, paired with another birthday gift from my Sister.
She happened upon a Missioni for Target mini-skirt in my size. I tell you, that lady is a master visualizer.
P.S. I thought my brother looked extra sharp, with his yellow shirt, thick glasses and herringbone jacket.
This year was also special because we had several finance experts in attendance who talked about the world's economy, excel and working with models.
And babies talking about baby things.
And at the end of the night, Mitch let me brush her hair while she read book 2 of The Hunger Games out loud (if it's not one young adult series, then it's another).