Sunday, November 30, 2008

Celebration.

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Growing up, I never knew anyone with a birthday close to mine. Now I have four very close friends with birthdays within a week of mine; in fact, one is the day before mine and two are the day after.

Friday night I celebrated with two of the friends who share my birthday week along with their husbands and one other couple (one of the men also has a birthday the day before mine). Everyone gathered at our house for a glass of wine before heading out to dinner. We ate at a wine bar called Dali in One Arts Plaza, a neat urban restaurant/residential/business complex in Dallas's Arts District. Dali had that elusive combination of good food and atmosphere while being quiet enough to allow for enjoyable conversation. We had a really great time.

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Earlier in the day, my sister-in-law Cindy came over and helped Dots bake an angel food cake for me. I love angel food cake, and Cindy makes the best version in the whole world! That cake was my very favorite present, even though I had to share it with my angel-food-cake-loving children. Hopefully Dots paid careful attention so she and I can make another one soon.

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I really enjoyed my birthday this year. But now that Thanksgiving and my birthday are past, Christmas preparations can officially begin!

13 comments:

Nicole said...

Hahah you are too funny!! Just open it!!! I can't wait to see how you like it! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving it looks beautiful! I have been so terrible about posting and sending comments lately I feel like I haven't been able to keep up with it all!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Eloise! Looks like you had a great celebration with friends.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

PERFECT!! Freinds, family, dinner out, homeade angel food...Does life GET any better???

Happy Birthday Weesie!!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Eloise! A lovely celebration! I hope this year is a happy one for you, and that contentment and fun find their way to you in large measure. You deserve it!

Laura said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Eloise!

Kappa Prep said...

Happy Birthday Eloise! I am glad you had such a lovely celebration with your family and friends!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Eloise!
I pray this is your best year ever!
Norah

The 5 Bickies said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Nothing beats a night out with friends and your favorite cake!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Eloise! I also have a November bithday - November 25 - right before Thanksgiving. I am so glad that you have met Helen. Isn't she the best? She gave me a lesson on blogging, but I still have to work on the pictures! You are so good at posting pictures. I hope it will come with time. Like you, I am busy with 3 kids - all boys for me. We also have our dogs - Buddy is a boy and Ginger (she sat on Helen's lap at Thanksgiving dinner) is 9 months! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Amber M. said...

Happy Birthday, Eloise! How fun to get to spend it with good friends and family. Angel food cake?? YUMMY!

My birthday is this week also...in the no-man's land between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

annechovie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Eloise! Hope you have a great week.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!