Saturday, August 21, 2010

35....yep you heard it right

I share a birthday with a girl....and not just any girl but my best friend who just happens to be my sister! AND our birthday weekend started yesterday.....every girl likes to have a FULL weekend to celebrate and be celebrated right?!
I invited her family, our mom, and my brother-in-law's family over for dinner to get the weekend started and celebrate this girl whom I ADORE!!
(seeing as we are turning 35 I decided it was time to be an adult and buy a table cloth.....that's a 35ish kinda thing to do huh?)
On the menu: Italian is her favorite
Giada's {who doesn't love that girl?} Lasagna Rolls with Bechamel Sauce..mmmmn
Zucchini and Squash with Thyme, Balsamic Vinegar, and Feta
Cheese Ciabatta
Rosemary and Peach Lemonade {a new and will stay around drink}
For desert my mom made Fruit Kuchen which is German and something we grew up eating. It really works for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, desert, or just cause you're in the mood to eat kinda cake!
It was a good night......my girls were a little rowdy and while I wanted them sometimes to be quieter I was reminded through the chaos of all the kids playing that we are blessed. Blessed with a new phase in our lives where birthdays involve kids running around screaming and laughing while adults are yelling just to hold on conversation. I'm happy! Here's to a weekend of celebrations!!

3 comments:

Erika Reiner said...

Cheers to 35 and STILL looking FAB!

The Hadfields said...

Happy Birthday!! I turned 31 on the 20th. :)

Heather Figueiredo said...

So proud to call you my friend for 18 years!! What an amazing ride its been! I love you & miss you so bad it hurts sometimes. But I'll survive between spring races & summer visits.