Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

  1. Happiness

    November 24, 2011 by Julie Moon

    November has been amazing.  I have been blessed beyond belief by my friends.  I was able to have an extended visit with one of my besties here…she made arrangements to come without her husband or kids so that we could have just some special one on one time.  I truly am grateful.   There is nothing quite like hanging out with your good friend for several days straight!  I also celebrated my 34th birthday.  My friends took me out to a very special dinner and I have a mantle FULL of special birthday cards.  This year the birthday cards were different.  I really felt like every single one of my friends wrote something really relevant and important.   I felt so moved by each and every card.    It’s hard to explain exactly but I keep rereading the cards because they are so encouraging.   Now it’s Thanksgiving eve and I get to spend time with my family.  My parents came to spend the night tonight.   The children and i prepared a few things.  I chatted in my den, with my parents…listening to some jazz music in the background.  I called my brother to schedule our skype date during lunch tomorrow.  We will skype he and his wife in for our Thanksgiving meal to pretend that they aren’t in St. Louis but at the head of our table instead. (gosh I really miss them)  And then on Saturday I leave for Charleston with my soulmate by my side as my steady companion and we start the planning.  So much to be happy about and thankful for.  I am blessed!

  2. Wanna see my cupcakes?

    November 12, 2011 by Julie Moon

    Not THOSE cupcakes!  The cupcakes my friends brought me for my birthday party!  Tuesday is my birthday but I celebrated with friends this past Thursday.  One friend was in town visiting for the week so we decided to party while she was here.  Seven of my dear friends took me out to dinner at my favorite restaurant…pasta, salad, wine, champagne and cupcakes for dessert.  It was just what my soul needed.  I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday this year.  I was feeling very melancholy and just blah about doing something.  Thankfully my friends didn’t let me cancel my birthday.  I laughed so hard and had such a good time reminiscing about how I had met each and every one of them.  It was a miracle that everyone invited was able to attend….considering we have 16 children between us.  They know me so well and I got some wonderful presents.