12.07.2009

Scenes from The Week-End -- Birthday Edition

Audrey in her Nutcracker finery

Today is my birthday, and the week-end was a great lead up to the big day. (I love birthdays... mine, other people's...love them all.)

We bought our tree, cranked up the carols and spent the weekend getting the house all dressed for the holidays. Then on Saturday, Audrey and I and a few friends went to brunch and then to a performance of the Nutcracker at the gorgeous Winspear Opera House. And (thanks to my lovely and amazing friend Lori) the girls got a full backstage tour after the performance. Needless to say, Audrey and her buddies were thrilled beyond belief... they even got to try on the rat king's head. They were over the moon for sure.

We finished up the weekend with dinner on Sunday with Lovely Cousin Erin (who's birthday is also this week) and boyfriend Ben, which featured some seriously amazing friend green tomatoes...

Tonight we're headed to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox (my birthday request), and I can't wait. It looks so great.

Have a splendid Monday friends!





36 comments:

Lucia said...

Happy happy birthday, Joslyn!

whoorl said...

Happy Birthday, Joslyn!

Lauri said...

Happy birthday, Joslyn! Hope it's a very special one.

barchbo said...

Many Happy Returns, Joslyn! Have a lovely day!

Ella Rose said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was December 1 -Sagittarians rock! Took my daughters to see Fantastic Mr. Fox last week, and we all agreed that it was completely charming. Have a lovely birthday!

Estelle said...

Oh, happy, happy, special day. Hope it is as fantastic as your weekend.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Jos! Audrey looks so pretty in her white dress. Let us know how the movie is. It's one of Matt's and Ryan's favorite books of Dahl's

Signorina Svizzera said...

Happy Birthday!
My mother and her sister used to take my cousin and me to see the Nutcracker Ballet every year! I still cherish those memories today!! What a great day for Audrey!

Kristina Guilbeau said...

happy birthday!

Kelly and Kelly said...

happy birthday!

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Ana said...

Happy birthday!!!! ♥ ooo

grass1167 said...

Happy Birthday Joslyn! Apart from Xmas, birthdays are my favourite days of the year.
Cheers
Engracia

Emily said...

happy day!

praying that this is your sweetest year yet. full of all sorts of unexpected blessings.

xo - Emily

angela hardison said...

happy birthday!!!

we just saw mr. fox this weekend... so, so amazing. enjoy it!

{t}ruffle said...

oh happy birthday! we will celebrate in utah! xoxo.

mb said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday.
What a great time of year to celebrate.

Your girls must have had a blast going to the nutcracker.
mb

Good + Happy Day said...

Happy Birthday, Joslyn! Hope you have a great year. Today is also my brother-in-law's birthday!

Simply Mel said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you!

moodboard said...

Happy Birthday!

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Happy Birthday Joslyn! I hope you like Fantastic Mr. Fox - we took our nieces last week and I thought it was adorable. Sounds like a lovely weekend!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh. how wonderful! It sounds like you had a beautiful birthday and how fun for your girls! Happy, happy birthday hun, you deserve the best!
xo
Melis

iheartkiwi said...

wishing you a very happy birthday! i am dying to see fantastic mr. fox, let us know how it is!

p.s. i am 24, supposedly an "adult" and super jealous your girlies got to go backstage at the nutcracker! i guess we never really grow up do we? it's part of what i love about christmas.

simplesong said...

happy birthday!! xx

mustardandsage said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. Hope your birthday is just as nice!

little *e* said...

happy birthday jossie!!!
love you!!

xoxox
e

little *e* said...

happy birthday jossie!!!
love you!!

xoxox
e

TX Girl said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. Wishing you a glorious day.

nicole said...

o happy day!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Happy birthday and many beautiful returns!

Heather Taylor said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday! I love that our birthdays are so close. Sounds like yours was cozy as could be. xo

Rachel said...

I'm late to the party, but happy birthday!

Our Green Nest said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like a wonderful weekend and a truly FANTASTIC b-day! :)

Mrs.French said...

perfect weekend...the rat's head is much less scary this way...xo t

lynne said...

happy happy birthday, joslyn! i hope you have a WONDERFUL year!!!!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY- a bit late- but you know I love you. SO MUCH! xoxoxo