Sunday, January 27, 2008

they say it's your birthday

What a great birthday weekend I've had, thanks to friends and family who have made it so! Friday's massage was fabulous and then Friday night my friends here threw me a such great party with laughing, great food, and games! Thank you, Thank you! We forgot the group shot, but here I am blowing out the candles on the cake (chocolate with chocolate frosting - perfect!).

I borrowed an idea from my friend Phoebe and made a mix CD (is this what we call mix tapes now?) of songs that I love and have meaning to my years. I shared a copy with all of my gal pals at the party and we listened to it too - fun! And now that I've got you all intrigued, here are the songs, starting with the song that I was named after.

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go - Nanci Griffith
Clocks - Coldplay
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
Galileo - Indigo Girls
Jerusalem - Peter Breinholt & the Big Parade
Ciega, Sordomuda - Shakira

Vivir Si Aire - ManĂ¡

Maybe I'm Amazed - Loma Mar Quartet

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles

Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladies

Sweetly Sleeps - Peter Breinholt & the Big Parade

Landslide (w/Nancy Hanson) - Peter Breinholt & the Big Parade

I Feel It All -
Once In a Very Blue Moon - Nanci Griffith

In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

Birthday - The Beatles

Last night was babysitting co-op night, so we dropped off the boys and went out for Greek food. Mmmm....delicious gyros, hummus and pita, spanakopita, dolmas, etc. It was our first time going there and I think we'll definitely be going back. I love finding a new restaurant.

And then today, I woke up and it really hit me that I am into my thirties (31 this year). It was a little depressing, but I got over it tonight with a nice banana split and seeing Peter and Ned's excitement to eat ice cream. Peter even told me, "Happy Birthday!" and of course, had to help me blow out the candles.Please excuse my piles of clutter - I've been a little too good to myself this previous week in preparation for my birthday.

Thank you Ryan, Mandy, Kelli, and everyone who has sent their birthday wishes in person and by phone and mail! It was a lovely birthday!


Kellie said...

We had a great time celebrating your birthday! Thanks for wearing the Birthday Diva hat :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you! I love the hat--so very festive and fun!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Jessi! Sounds like a great celebration.

Katie Jean said...

Looks like an excellent birthday! Now I'm kind of craving a banana split!

Unknown said...

Yay! Jessi your birthday was a blast, I'm glad I was able to help you celebrate, you're awesome & deserve the best! Keep on going, why stop now, make it an all week thing ;)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I love mediterranean food!!!

Windybrook Spinner said...

Look how cute you all are! I'm so glad you had such a nice birthday.

Jenn Maruska said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! : D

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!! Such cute photos of your boys!

Mama Said Sew said...

Happy Birthday Jess! Looks like you had a great time.

The cake and banana split both look delicious. :)

kelly said...

happy birthday! i love the birthday diva hat & your playlist is awesome!

Emily said...

I'm glad you had a fun birthday! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you guys.

Phoebe said...

I am going to make a Jessica Playlist right now!