Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy birthday to me

So, my sister got married. And it was lovely. She wore an awesome purple dress and her husband(!) wore an awesome purple shirt. They got married at the courthouse in Annapolis, and it turns out the Maryland is super accommodating with their courthouse weddings. Apparently in DC they have a six-person limit for guests, and in Virginia I don't think they do courthouse weddings at all, but in Maryland the courthouse actually had a little non-denominational chapel with pews and everything. (Full photo set here.)


It was great. There were 12 people there altogether, including the bride and groom, and even though it was the middle of March, the weather was glorious--sunny and around 70 degrees. And my sister and her husband were so happy. It was adorable.


Speaking of adorable, my sister's husband's kids--now my sister's step-kids, and my step-nieces (I'm a step-aunt!) are incredibly freaking cute. Truly, what's not to love?


And my brother-in-law's mom had even brought an adorable little cake. AND it was purple! Because that is the definitive perfect color for a wedding cake, at least in my family.


Now they are off on their honeymoon, on a lovely tropical cruise, and I am in DC where it is rainy and not cold exactly, but certainly not tropical and definitely not beachy. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bitter. Though it is nice being in DC.

Also, today is my birthday. I'm 26. I'm pretty pleased about this. Not the birthday part so much--for whatever reason, it doesn't really feel like my birthday--but 26 feels like a good age for me, like it's the right age for where I am in my life right now. Not too young, not too old. I'm like Goldilocks, and I've found the age that is juuuuust right for me. I hope.

Also, yesterday I booked my trip to France to attend my host sister's wedding in May. So we will definitely go ahead and call that a birthday present. A really super awesome one. I can't wait to go.

And in the meantime, I will definitely enjoy dinner tonight with my mom and friends. And a day catching up with coworkers, including a birthday lunch. And a lovely phone call with my lovely husband tonight.

Not a bad birthday, huh?

36 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

    I think its very fun that your sister wore a purple dress for her day!

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  2. Happy Birthday! Love the wedding pics!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Jess! Hope it's great!

    I love that your sister's husband wore a purple shirt! He's a very good sport.

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  4. Happy Birthday! The pics are great!

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  5. Happy birthday! I have loved 26 so far, and I know you will too. :) CONGRATS on the FRANCE TRIP!!! EEEK, I can't wait to hear about it.

    Also, the new family is just lovely. Many happy years to them!

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  6. Happy Birthday!

    (Also, your sister's husband is a hottie!)

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  7. Congrats to your sister, and happy birthday to you!

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  8. Happy birthday, and congratulations to your sister!

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  9. Hooray! Happy, happy birthday and congrats to your sister and family!

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  10. Sounds like a good birthday to me! Enjoy it!!

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  11. What a good looking family. Everyone looks so happy. And springtime in DC. That alone would make me happy to live there. =) Happy birthday, Jess!

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  12. Happy birthday! Congrats to your sister!

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  13. happy birthday! aw, your step-nieces are absolutely adorable. i had some friends marry in a MD courthouse last year too - i was also impressed. a whole mess of us got to come sit and watch in the pews. what a lovely day they had for their wedding!

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  14. Happy Birthday!

    And not a bad birthday at all...your sister and her husband make a very attractive couple. I wish them lots of love.

    Love your step-niece's red hair!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you're enjoying your day =)

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  16. Happy birthday!

    I love that the nieces wore purple too!

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  17. Happy Birthday!

    And um, maybe it's just the photos, but your brother-in-law looks a bit like Torsten!

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  18. Happy Birthday!

    Best wishes from a long-time reader who shares your Birthday.

    Anne

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  19. Happy, happy birthday! So glad you had fun at the wedding, everyone looked so good!

    26 was a great year for me, I hope yours is just as good!

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  20. Your sister's wedding looked like a very happy affair!

    Happy Birthday!

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  21. What a beautiful couple and family! Also, you and your sister have some good hair genes or something. Jealous jealous jealous of the curls.

    Also, Happy Birthday Jess!

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  22. Happy birthda! I LOVE the purple dresses.

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  23. Happy Happy Birthday!!! I'm so excited for your trip to France, hello, awesomest present EVER!

    Also--I love the small wedding, the purple dress, the works. Many congrats to your sister!

    xox

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  24. Happy Birthday!

    Only 26, eh? I turn 25 this July. Do you know, I thought we had just a slightly larger age difference -- you just seem so mature and cultured, I was certain we had more than a year between us! LOL. (Oh goodness, please take that as a compliment, I only mean I thought you were maybe 28).

    Congratulations to your sister! Love all the purple! Also, you look great in that photograph, excellent dress choice!

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  25. Happy birthday! Many purple returns. And how fun to have France to start looking forward to!

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  26. Happy happy birthday! Hope it was a wonderful day!

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  27. Happy Birthday, Jess! Hope it was fabulous. :)

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  28. Congrats on everything! And I am so stoked you went with Dress C.

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  29. Happy Birthday! All that purple in one place is so awesome :o) Love it!

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  30. Your sister has a great smile, and I'm glad everything went so well. Happy marriage to them!

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