My brother’s birthday is the day before mine, so we met up at the Liberty Market for lunch today to celebrate.Â His girlfriend Kari surprised us with cake, and Holly thought it was her birthday too.Â She turns two next week, so perhaps this was good practice.
I turned thirty on Thursday.Â I know a lot of people have had a hard time with this number, but it didn’t really bother me. I suppose because it all feels the same to me.Â Except that what used to seem “old” doesn’t really seem old anymore. And I seem to be growing these new hairs that are white. I really hope they are silver.Â I have always wanted silver hair.Â Or silver hair with a white stripe, but I think you already have to have a streak to begin with.
I had a great doble quincenera.Â Shout out to Craig who hired a mariachi band.Â And Stephanie for all the preparations she did for the party.Â Steph is an amazing cook and baker/bakeress?Â And Jacy for stuffing the pinata.Â And Wendi for letting me have the party over there.Â And Joy for loaning me her wedding dress.Â And Carrie for the quincenera bouquet.Â And Brenda for the quincenera shoes.Â And eveyone’s really thoughtful gifts.Â Â And the level of participation in the costumes!Â (Please send pictures to my email if you have them!)
On my actual birthday, I had a few free meals and tried to see a free movie, but I found out it’s only free popcorn now-boo!Â It was a really relaxing day spent with David.Â The picture above is from Yuptha’s Thai Kitchen which is one of my favorite restaurants.Â They brought me a coconut ice cream with a candle in it.
And speaking of David…he got me a bicycle!Â Yay! This is something about which I am really excited.Â My old bike is from the seventies and it’s hard to ride.Â It is so heavy that it makes my legs ache. Â This new one is made for commuting, so I plan on riding to work.Â I’ll post pictures of it soon.
I encourage you to spend some time reading, listening, or watching videos relating to Martin Luther King Jr. today.Â A friend of mine has put together a wonderful post that includes links, videos and quotes.Â Please honor the significance of the day by learning something new about who Dr. King was.Â He was an incerdible orator and trulyunderstood the power of nonviolence.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.
The Eden sisters always have their cameras, so they hardly ever seem to have pictures of themselves.Â I realized I didn’t even have a folder in my computer designated for them when I tried to save my photos.Â Poor sisters!
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