Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Thirty, Flirty, and Fabulous"

I was celebrated for my 30th just the way one should be--with multiple celebrations!
(Beware of photo overload below.)

It started with the fam-damily a few days before my birthday at my favorite Italian joint.


As evidenced below, I come from a long line of the insanely photogenic:




Alice joined us because she likes me...

Not because of this deliciousness, I swear!

It was a good time courtesy of this handsome (and maybe halfway shaggy) couple:

Then it was my birthday on--hip, hip, hooray--a Saturday!

That evening some girlfriends and I met up for Japanese food and gnome-ish party hats:

I still contend that our hats were cuter than:

Proof positive:


Yes, I totally wore a sash (I'm a yellow, remember?):

And tried green tea ice cream:

And it was all because of this lady:
I like her. I might even like her better in a gnome-ish yellow party hat.

The next night these lovely folks threw me a little shin dig:
Dave and Michelle are two of the most down-to-earth,
enjoyable people I know. Plus they have cute kids.

We partied with some of these guests:
(The "Legendary" Benincosa Cousins--
Italian Stallions, these boys...or something like it.)

The Mennzz

And Vicky and Johnny--who we failed to snap pictures of (oopsy!)

Going with the silly hat birthday theme...

Lest you think I'm totally ridiculous, the get-up was solely to entertain this cutie:

All while his older brother did what teenagers do:

Thanks everyone for making 30 so fabulous!
You all rock!

8 comments:

Mrs. Bennett said...

You are thirty and fabulous! I love this post, and love that you hand an awesome thirtieth. Yeah for cute pics and fun friends.

Rice Family said...

Happy Birthday! I loved your gnome birthday hats! :)

Lindsay Kay said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROOKIE! :D Love the photos. Where is this Italian joint. You know me and Italian are like to pods in a pea ;)

Jen said...

Looks like it was as spectacular as you deserve. Welcome to 30! I love it, and I'm only this age for another week!

You are looking beautiful.

Alice said...

Happy Birthday my friend. I am glad you were celebrated in style. You look bootiful, and I still love the gnome hats.

Although, the celebration isn't quite over. 9 days baby, 9 days!

Libby said...

Yay for you and yay for your birthday! I'm soso glad that you could celebrate so thoroughly. You certainly deserve it.

Natalia said...

Awesome birthday celebrations. Next time, tell us where these restaurants are!

Lildonbro said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Super late from a super lame girl!)

I like picture overloads, I find those the best, especially when I am too tired to read too much :)
Looks like you had a great time!