I had a really, really lovely birthday over the weekend.
For many years, my own birthday hasn't been that big of a deal. Which has been fine, but I was always aware that it could be different. More special. More memorable. More of an event.
This year, it was.
From my favorite Sunday morning breakfast with my boys, to the best handmade gift ever from Kalen, to the picture-perfect release of my birthday hot air balloon (a new tradition with us), to my first ever surprise party with some of my closest friends, everything was wonderful, special, and just the ideal way to begin my 33rd year of life. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who had a hand in it. I loved it! And thanks especially to Josh, who went to great lengths to ensure my day was unforgettable. So sweet.
I'll be back soon with recipes (the pancakes are easy, the Black Forest Cake is mostly-easy but time-consuming), but for now will leave you with some (well, okay, lots of) images of the day.
Doesn't that all just look fabulous?
Posted by Tara Barker at 11:37 PM