I am sitting in the green room at QVC right now, getting ready to sell a purple clog to Middle America. You have to be here two hours before your segment to meet the host and go into hair and makeup so now I'm just hanging out, trying not to giggle because well, I'm on freakin' QVC.
So I have time on my hands. Time to start posting some of the one million photos I took over the last two weeks.
Let's begin with my birthday weekend-and Mom and Emily showing up at Costco at JUST about the moment I was thinking-"how on earth did I think I had time to throw a party this particular weekend???" And then suprise, my two favorite party planners appeared and totally took control.After we shopped we went to Pei Wei for dinner. Somehow even though I am a grown up, I revert back to being about 16 when I'm with my mom. We talked nonstop about boys and clothes and the party until the wee hours.
The next morning we went to breakfast at Jan's. The service there is terrible but I don't care because the fruit and granola bowls they make are almost good enough to make me give up sugar cereals forever. How adorable is my mom? Seriously.
And how yummy is kiwi?
We ran around doing errands but made darn sure we drove by the ocean with the windows down and singing at the top of our lungs every chance we got. My mom was the one who taught me that music sounds better the louder it gets. Anytime Emily is around I pretty much just hand over the camera. I love the way she sees things
We got home and started setting up the house. And when I say "we", I mean my mom and Emily. I mostly fussed with my playlist and danced around A few hours later the house was all cute and glowy and my mom was busily cooking up a pile of crepes
and Em took a quick break in the hammock.
Corey arrived with cupcakes from Sprinkles and the hair straightener I had been stressing about because she is both awesome and thoughtful.Tom kicked off the crepe eating with astonishing gustopeople arrived and made themselves at home
Emily and Greg took engagement photos. OK not really, but maybe they should think about it.
Two redheads. At least on of which is real. (hint, it's not me)
There was a bit of an incident with some whipped cream.
and corey stretched for the marathon. Perhaps this display of dedication is why she ran it and I didn't.
All in all it was a really fun party-yummy crepes, my favorite people and my totally awesome mom and sister. I should have a birthday every year!
p.s. I found this in my camera after the party was over. I've said this before-you leave a goofy photo on my camera,the world sees it. Hi Mark!