This weekend was a combination of Geoff’s Birthday, our cake tasting, prepping our centerpieces, making our final trip to the Alfred Angelo store for the Bridesmaid dress shopping, and meeting the awesome hair styling and makeup team to get our hair and makeup trial.
Yesterday Geoff and I went to the 2011 National Urban League Conference Job Fair. It was absolutely, hands down, the best job fair either of us has ever been to. The job fair was all of Hall A at the Boston Convention Center and was about half and half interesting vendors and people looking to hire. We had more interesting conversations with people from all over the country than I can remember having in a long, long time. Also, I got a pony.
Some of you may have heard that today is my Birthday. I have received some nice phone calls and a couple of nice emails and ecards.
Leave it to my brother to send me this. My brother is the best.
Kinda makes me wonder what else the day will bring?
I have the odd fortune to have a huge number a friends who have birthdays in close proximity to mine. I swear, I grew up without knowing a single other Gemini (Ok, I knew one person who had the same birthday as me, but she and I didn’t hang out.) Now, as an adult, I have two friends who share my birthday and half a dozen friends who have birthdays within days of mine. This doesn’t even include my parents. My mother’s birthday is 7 days after mine and my father’s birthday is another 4 days after that.
So, for about, oh 8? 10? years now, my friends and I have been having a big joint birthday party. As times have changed the parties have gotten smaller and involved less alcohol and ended earlier. Now they involve offspring. Ah, how times have changed.
This year the kids were remarkably cute and SO energetic. For your enjoyment I have uploaded a video from the party of 7 1/2 month old Thomas and a bunch of photos from the party and also from a while back when we went out to cut down some trees felled by an ice storm (aah, life in the burbs) and one of the wee ones is wearing my hard hat.
Enjoy and if you’re the parent or Auntie of one of these kids, feel free to leave a comment if you want me to email you an original of one of the kidpics.
And here is the URL for the photos from the party. http://junebirthdays2011.shutterfly.com/
This is probably as much of my face as you’re likely to see on the web for a while.
So far the big 4-oh has not been so bad. I was quite pleased to have so many of our friends show up at the party and enjoy the food, and yet we still have a lot of leftovers. Not a bad thing, really, and I certainly won’t have to buy any soda or beer for a while.
Also, we got several surprise visitors. Kelly was not surprised to see her parents, but they definitely surprised me. And both of us were surprised to see Liza (the maid of honor for our wedding) since neither of us thought she would be coming to the party. And we had a couple of other last-minute changes of plan where people who did not think they would make it were able to come after all, so it was good all around.
Also also wik, we had the best-tasting orange baseball cake ever.
Courtesy of my Surprise! Guest!, and Maid of Honor, please enjoy some party photos from Geoff’s 40th Birthday Party. They’re a little dark because they were taken at the cake cutting in the dining room which is the most poorly lit room in the house.