29 Aug I was 42
Last night, on the eve of my birthday, my sister and I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual OC Blogger’s Ball. It was hosted by Blog Crush founders Marcy Massura and Suz Broughton at the lovely Embassy Suites in Anaheim and was a wonderful evening of mingling amongst local blogging friends. If it weren’t for these ladies, I’m not sure I would have even realized there was a thriving community of bloggers right here in my own backyard. I am so grateful.
Beyond the party atmosphere, excellent food and great company, there were generous gifts donated for a raffle. We each got a ticket on the way in. My sister held both our tickets and noted, “OK, I’m #41 and you’re 42”. I replied, “Yes, I am 42 but only for a few more hours and then I’ll be 43”. She looked at me with her big brown eyes and gasped. “That’s an omen!” We both laughed (although both of us are big into signs like those).
Later that evening, after yummy eats and drinks and bloggy conversation we were nearing the end of the raffle. When Marcy called out the numbers for the ipad (which was donated by the gracious folks representing Atwater Collection clothing) she called out 42. Yep! My number! I WON AN IPAD.
What an unexpected yet delightful way to kick off my birthday.
And then today, it was a perfect mix of the people I love, pancakes, play pools, a jumper, birthday cake, kind wishes from near and far, a few pints of Sierra Nevada’s appropriately named brew “Summer Fest” and more birthday cake.
Tonight as my birthday winds down, I not only toast to abundance in all it’s many forms, I embrace it. What a lucky lucky lady I am.