Turning 31


The day before my birthday I received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Jill and Marty …


which Sophie insisted stay on her table, not the dining room table.


After dinner at Wild Ginger with Andy, Sophie and my parents, I opened presents (including perfume and a new camera!) and we ate a delicious French strawberry torte from The BonBonerie.


It was full of my favorite traditions—birthday banner, red plate, favorite food—a perfect evening.


The next day Mom, Sophie and I drove to Winston-Salem, NC for a long weekend visit to see Katy and Tom. Katy cooked a yummy pasta dinner and a delicious homemade cake (which I and Sophie loved).

Thanks to all who made the day so special.

“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.” —Jennifer Yane