December 20, 2011
Today is my 41st birthday. This is the scene I woke up to this morning. Gifts lovingly wrapped and placed under the birthday tree in my studio. What? You've never heard of a birthday tree before? Well, that just sounds crazy to me. When your birthday is this close to Christmas you find ways to celebrate the connection.
My little one was way too sick for school today (wink,wink) and stayed home to help us celebrate. We had breakfast on Main Street and there was some shopping in the morning and studio pottering in the afternoon. My guy made me dinner and my big girl baked me this gorgeous carrot cake from this recipe. Incredibly good. She made the lighter version so we could have bigger pieces. It was a good decision.
It was a simple day filled with love and sweetness and, I think, my favorite birthday yet. I wish the day never had to end but maybe that's because it's such a treat to have my family fuss over me so much. I found myself looking around at their faces before I blew out my birthday candles and I knew for sure what my birthday wish would be. I hope this next year is as happy as the one that came before it.