Celebration Hangover

Is it possible to have a celebration hangover? Luckily, I’m officially done celebrating turning 40. I spent over a week connecting with dear friends in California and Seattle. I love birthdays because it’s an opportunity to show up and celebrate people. Sure, we should do this every day but let’s get real, some days you’re more concerned about getting through the work day and not eating cereal for dinner. That chance to say, hey! I’m glad you were born and are in my life! is one I don’t like to miss. I am so grateful to all the folks who came out of the woodwork to help me ring in 40.

Mr. Darcy, a man who shies away from planning most anything and who is not a party person, stretched outside his comfort zone to throw me a birthday bash. I could not be more touched or more proud. So many of my close pals showed up to partake in cupcakes and beer and a pinata (yes, I love pinatas!). Here’s some photos from the party:

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Love hug! Me, my sis, Jeni Angel, and Finn

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Favorite people! My bro-in-law, sis, husband, and BFF Meghan.

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I’m pretty sure my nephew was more excited than anyone for cupcakes & singing.

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Lovebirds C & S.

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BFF Jenny Two Times drove all the way from Portland for the party. <3

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Hand sewn garland and happy birthday sign thanks to my talented sister.

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Me & my pinata before I whacked it open.

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Meghan handled the meat (tray). There are many jokes in that statement but I’ll refrain. I love her.

Heather & Aimee (former college roomies!) stopped by to celebrate with me.

Heather & Aimee (former college roomies!) stopped by to celebrate with me.

2 friends both named Jen gave me the same awesome card. How cool is that?

2 friends both named Jen gave me the same awesome card. How cool is that?

Friends from work came by to partake in the fun.

Friends from work came by to partake in the fun.

Our wonderful moms. Mr. Darcy's parents flew in from New Jersey earlier in the week. How nice is that?

Our wonderful moms. Mr. Darcy’s parents flew in from New Jersey earlier in the week. How nice is that?

My nephew makes any party fun.

My nephew makes any party fun.

Surprise of the weekend? Tomato flew up from LA to be there! 23 years of friendship.

Surprise of the weekend? Tomato flew up from LA to be there! 23 years of friendship.

I always say this but I always feel it: I am so lucky to be so loved.

I already am convinced 40 is going to be fantastic.

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10 thoughts on “Celebration Hangover

  1. Such a special Sizzle world full of such special people — so glad you celebrated it richly, S. Can’t wait to see what the year holds for you! (Nice job, Mr. Darcy. REALLY nice job!)

  2. I am so glad you had a fantastic birthday. I hope this reaffirms for you how much you are loved AS IS because YOU ARE. You rule, Sizz. Here’s to, at least, 40 more great years. It only gets better :)

  3. So nice to see some familiar faces since I’ve been reading you now, for many MANY many years now …. Everyone looked so happy. Celebrating 40 is an awesome feeling and a great accomplishment. The best thing about Club 40 is … you’ve already lived many adventures in your life…. and now being in the best club ever … you have so many more to look forward to. Peace from Tyndall, South Dakota.

  4. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than with the people you love the most. So glad it was a special weekend for you! 40 is definitely going to be good to you.

  5. What an awesome party! So great to see so many loved ones (flying in!!!) to see you. And that hand sewn sign?! SO COOL!

    What flavor were the cupcakes? ;)

  6. Love the pictures, the piñata (seriously, best idea ever) and that you had a wonderful birthday. And that line about cereal for dinner? I’m glad it’s not just me some nights!

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