My birthday is New Years Eve. Normally we go to our house in Beaver creek to celebrate, but this year my soon to be ex took his family up, and I stayed home (what a joy it was to have the house to myself), my besties Kim and Shanon decided to throw me a party. I picked my Son Dustin and his fiance Jenny up from the airport at noon, and we went to Maggianos for a fabulous lunch. They shocked me by telling me that my Christmas and Birthday present was going to be a plane ticket to Vermont in March to attend Jenny's Bridal Shower. I had planned on going before the divorce, but now financially I knew I couldn't. My son said it was very important to Jenny that I be there to celebrate with her family. I feel guilty, because it is just too much money for them to spend on me, but I also feel blessed that they want to do this for me. I am in awe of the man that my son has become. Of coarse I cried like a baby when they told me. After lunch my friend Kim came over and decorated my house, and the fun began. My friends and family all came over bearing amazing food and drinks. We rang in the New Year together, and I cannot help but think that this truly is going to be a great year for me. My youngest son Brad got home from his trip a little after midnight, so all of my family was together when we started 2012!
Dustin made the most amazing Cotton Candy Martinis...mmmm
Jenny ordered me cupcakes...chocolate, and of coarse my favorite, white wedding cake. It was a wonderful Birthday. I don't know if any of you are familiar with Molly Shannon's character Sally O'Mally from SNL...but I kicked and stretched and kicked all night long, just like Sally would have. Wow, what a fun night it was.
Have a lovely day. xxoo Valarie