Actually, I have fully accepted the fact that I am officially in my 30's. I think that I am okay for a couple of years until I start getting closer to 40. Man, seriously, I feel like I am still 25. I didn't see it coming!
I had a wonderful birthday. Lots of spoiling by Sterling who whisked me away for the weekend to enjoy sleep, shopping, eating, and sleeping. So nice to sleep in . . .
Sterling was so patient and helpful as he followed me from shop to shop, behaving as my shopping companion. I know that this is hard for any man to do and so I really really appreciated it. I was so happy that I could have the present that I wanted most of all . . . time alone with him.
Of course, no Zoe birthday would be complete without a trip to Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop. This is seriously the.best.bakery.ever!!! Each creation from this store is a work of art! I had my first mouthwatering bite of a Mrs. Backer's cake about 5 years ago. Sheer ecstasy people. I LOVED it. Since then, it has been our tradition to get one every year on my birthday. Buttercream birthday cake is one of my most favorite treats! I am telling you guys, you have not lived until you have had a Mrs. Backer's treat. It's as simple as that.
Among some of the gifts that I received were this wonderful book from my dear friend Mandy. I think that any woman and mother will appreciate this book. I have been deeply touched by the stories that I have read.
I would also like to thank my mother for the 50 dollars of cold hard cash that is meant for nothing other than fabric from fabric.com!! I am already carefully scanning the site for my most perfect selections . . . ummm, my Precious.
I will say though, this year, I was given one of the most resourceful gifts ever. It was from my friend Amber. In her card she wrote:
These Slippers are -
*Soft and hygienic
*Non-slip grip strips on sole
*Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
*No more bending over to mop up spills
*Disposable and Biodegradable
*Three convenient sizes, Regular, Light Day, and Get out the Sandbags
Thank you to everyone who thought of me on my birthday. It was great to receive your emails and phone calls and birthday wishes! I love you guys!! :)