I love birthdays. Growing up in a big family, my birthday was the one day a year when (in theory) I didn’t have to fight my siblings for attention. My mom would make me palaces out of ice cream and our house would be throwing up pink balloons for days.
The last 3 years I’ve been out of the country, and gallivanting around the globe doesn’t always lead to the most raucous birthday celebrations.
In New Zealand in 2009, Adam came to visit me for my birthday. We rented a camper van and toured the North Island for a week. Definitely a trip we’ll always remember.
2010 didn’t really exist: I flew to China on my birthday that year. The flight attendants really should have given me a free drink or something.
Last year we were on our honeymoon in St. Lucia. Adam got a bottle of champagne and we sat and drank it overlooking the bay.
Being married is a lot more than always having a date and trying not to be too matchy-matchy whenever we leave the house. Oh, and of course making him watch chick flicks is fun too. It’s tough having his birthday, then 11 days later our wedding anniversary, then a quick 7 day break. That is a lot in a very short period of time.
Thanks to a great idea from my friend Chelsea, we’re going to move things around a bit next year to take a little bit of the pressure off. Stay tuned, and enjoy these amazing birthday treats that will be in store:
Pink Magnolia’s Bow Cookies, Pink Chocolate Cupcakes, Nautical Monogram Cupcake Toppers.
What’s your favorite birthday memory/treat?
Cover photo: Lilly Pulitzer also celebrated her birthday this weekend.