Yesterday was my birthday. I am now thirty-four years old.

I was filling out a sign-up form and my age group was 18-34. My last year in this younger group. Sigh… I’m trying to tell myself it’s just a number

Sticker-shock aside I had a lovely day. Drew and the boys gave me a basket full of vanilla-scented bath gels and lotions from Bath & Body Works as well as a couple extras, including a small lotion in their new fragrance “Twilight Woods.” It smells so pretty! I was also given this beautiful necklace that Drew and Jake found at the flea market a few weeks ago. I don’t have anything like it and I absolutely love it!

birthday necklace

I also decided to open a bottle of Mas de la Dame Coin Caché Blanc 2005 that we’ve had for a while. I’d planned to drink it on my birthday last year, but I was pregnant at the time. I originally had it at a distributor-sponsored tasting when we had the wine shop. I love this wine! It’s a blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Clairette. So delicious.

birthday wine

Drew wanted to take me out to dinner, so we went to Red Lobster because I was craving shrimp. I wasn’t sure how it would go over with the boys, but they actually loved it too. Noah just had mac & cheese, but Jake tried popcorn shrimp and ate every last bite. I went for the scampi and coconut shrimp — my two favorites. Drew also ordered me a slice of key lime pie and the waitresses brought it over and sung “Happy Birthday.” I am quite sure I turned beet red, LOL! The pie was super yummy, too.

I also was overwhelmed with birthday wishes by friends from all over the world, thanks to the wonder of Facebook. It might be silly but it does make me feel closer to people I don’t get to see often.

It was a good day.

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