Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Simple Birthday

I think birthdays started becoming more of a non-event after I turned 25. I seriously had to ask myself just how old I turned on my birthday this past Sunday. Unlike the Jolie-Pitt twins who turned 1 on Sunday, I turned 37. Only 3 more years until I reach my 40's! I made a note to myself that I better have a big bash on my 39th to commemorate the last year in my 30's.

We had a nice, relaxing day at home. Pop was over working on the stairs leading down to our backyard. Hubby was digging out holes next to the pool to start building a planter box border to cover up all that dirt. And the kids were happily exploring the garden, looking for earthworms. There wasn't a better sight I could think of on that lazy Sunday morning.

Later that evening we went over to a friend's house for dinner. Meels cooked us dinner and even baked me a cake. Here's a picture of some pate, cheese and dip. It's one thing I have grown to love ever since I first started coming here to Australia. I wondered how I ever survived without this type of merienda (afternoon snack time)!

Although it was a very simply birthday, I feel blessed to have been able to celebrate it with family and close friends.

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