On Sunday I turned 27. The whole weekend was great. Here is the run down:
On Friday I decided to make myself a birthday dress. I wanted to look like the cutest best popsicle you could ever turn into a dress. I think it worked.
Friday evening I was taken to one of my favorite restaurants in town, and then taken on a secret late night drive to see a secret thing, that ended up being a zebra in someones back yard in Draper. It was all wonderful.
thank goodness for head lamps.
Saturday morning we had a breakfast with the girls from church, which was a success!
Saturday afternoon was spent gardening and sleeping, and dress finishing
Saturday night there was a house show at my friends house. It was a really great show, and there were so many people I love there. I sang Moon River, and my friend Nathan played the guitar. I think it was beautiful. And I didn't even cry. If someone recorded it, I will share it.
Sunday was filled with calls and texts and tweets and facebook wall posts all wishing me a happy day.
I wore my birthday popsicle dress to church, where it was a big hit. My favorite part was demurely putting my chin on my shoulder and turning around to show the buttons down the back. There was a lot of showing off.
That's birthday behavior that you can't always get away with, even though I try.
After church, I heated my kitchen to 110 degrees and made treats for a little get together I held. I don't know why but I wasn't expecting anyone to really show up, and then they all did. I had almost 20 people in my little space. Almost everyone I spoke to came! The treats were great, the company was great, my dress was still great... the whole thing was great.
I ended the day watering the garden with Kenneth, and I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was a perfect birthday for a 27 year old Lizzy.
Do you remember when I started this blog, and I was 21? My goodness a lot has happened, and I have literally grown up and faced serious life challenges, and released lots of fabric, and moved a bunch of times, and taken more trips than any of us can count, all right in front of you. I'll probably always be that short hair, big bow wearing girl though. No matter how long my hair gets.
Thanks for sticking with me all this time. Here's to another year of goodness and growing.
*as I proofread this for any obscene errors (which there were), I realized that I really have made a home here in SLC for myself, and I think that I'm really happier than I have ever been. That is a good birthday realization. I hope everyone can find and keep this much love and happiness in their lives.