28.12.08

thirty

As of yesterday, I am thirty years old. We had a little party to celebrate, with about ten people, including some of my oldest & dearest friends. One of the benefits of having a birthday at this time of year is that people who are living out of town (NYC, Montreal, Nantes) are around. It is so nice, and I was so happy to see those familiar faces. A lot of people happen to be out of town, however. Kan & Thomas, who I named my two ties after, were in Ottawa, and I missed them.

We splurged on a Nikon D60 camera on Boxing Day (I couldn't resist making yet another relatively irresponsible, but exciting, choice) and Geoff took a few pictures with it at the party. The funny thing is that my favourite picture of the evening is the one above, taken with Annie's iPhone. I'm obscuring my friend Derek and my profile looks particularly ghastly, but I love this picture. I think it's Geoff's expression. He's holding the quarter-slab vanilla buttercreme cake that we ordered from Whole Foods. Delicious!

One lesson I learned/remembered: it is really hard to choose what to wear for a party in your home. I just threw on an old cardigan at the last minute. Oh well.

I hope all of you have been enjoying the holidays. xoxo

14 comments:

  1. happy birthday anabela!
    funny, i was admiring your lovely profile in this photo!

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  2. oooh i just got a nikon d60 myself - what a wonderful birthday gift!

    and yes i know exactly what you mean about party outfits - im always scurrying to prepare everything because i take so much time deciding on what to wear! its usually the last thing i try on when people start arriving that i end up wearing, lol.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I love that picture, too. It captures such a perfect moment. The cake looks beautiful and Geoff and you look so happy. :) I'm glad to hear your special night was wonderful.
    I love Christmas time visits, too. It was nice to see all my good friends.

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  4. OH...bonne fête Anabela...bonne fête Anabela, bonne fête bonne fête...bbooonnnnneeeee ffffffêêêêêtttttteeeeee Anabela :) xox

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  5. Happy belated birthday, Anabela!

    Enjoy this new decade! :)

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  6. happy birthday sweetie! WOW a nikon d60!!!

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  7. quarter slab vanilla buttercreme cake sounds freaking decadent! I wish I was there... with champagne!

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  8. That sounds delicious and spectacular. :) Yum! Happy birthday!

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  9. Thank you! I feel so lucky! The cake was decadent and so good! I think they were singing to me here, which was a funny moment, and there was plenty of prosecco flowing -- I couldn't have asked for a nicer party!

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  10. Happy happy birthday! What a lovely, warm picture.

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  11. this is a lovely photo! it looks so warm and everyone is so happy.. beautiful!

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