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Instead of some overly serious post on the joys of turning another year older, I decided to show you my *cough* *cough* birthday weekend in pictures!

It started with three of my favorite writing peeps — my CPs. (Sydney Bennett prefers to be behind the camera, but I swear she’s real!)

Me with the uber fabulously talented Meredith Clark and Lainey Rogoza

And, of course, there was CAKE!  Gluten-free Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake with a gluten-free chocolate cookie — HEAVEN on a plate!


Met one of my besties and a couple of other friends afterwards for a stroll through Saturday Market.

Garlic whistles!


Peas and Carrots — Organic Style!

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday without a visit to a lingerie shop! 🙂

Much Fun to be Had Here!

Later, Hubby and I were blessed with an opportunity to witness history being made by some incredible athletes.

Entering the 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials

View of Hayward Field From Our Seats

Me and Hubby!

A friend wore his 2012 Rose Bowl Championship ring — a bit huge on my hand, huh?

I realized later that evening that I greeted my birthday wide awake instead of fast asleep.

Officially Turning Another Year Older

Why? I blame it all on Laura Kaye and HER FORBIDDEN HERO! Incredible chemistry between the hero and heroine, making it oh-so-difficult to put down!!

The Reason I Was Up Until 2 AM!

And when I woke up, there was MORE CAKE!! (Thank you, Jenna Bayley-Burke!)

Grain-Free Coconut Cake With Lemon Curd and Strawberries!!

After Mass that morning, where Father David’s Homily focused on the importance of remaining flexible human beings (was he talking to me?!), I settled onto the back deck with a good book, and the company of two of my boys.

Alexander James, aka The Prince

The weekend was capped off with dinner with friends at a local hang out.

Me and one of my besties!

Steak Salad with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon — perfect combo for *THIS* birthday girl!

All in all, it was a pretty tame weekend. Notice what wasn’t on the list of things I’d done? Yep. No writing. That’s for tomorrow morning. At 4:02 AM. Sharp.

G’night, all!