Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Birthday Bash

Abraham Lincoln famously said that “...In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."  Well said sir, and if I have anything to say about it I'm going to cram a lot of life into these years!  Lucky for me I'm surrounded by people who are willing to help me stuff a lot of life into each minute, and my birthday was no exception. 

For the grand occasion of easing my transition into the next decade I was feted by friends and family and showered with lots of love - and chocolate - you guys know me too well!  The festivities started with the arrival of an edible arrangement from Lisa and Basile, and moved to Refletts for the creme de la creme of dining experiences.  Not only did I cram a lot of life in, but also a lot of delicious food!

The following day it was time to party down and we enjoyed the atmosphere at Horizon Bar until the wee hours of the morning.  It was great to have so many friends there, and super special to have my parents there for the event.  It was a nice reminder that we are connected to so many wonderful people on both sides of the pond!  Another year older, another year wiser, and another year happier.  Here's to always making sure there's plenty of life in each year!

A beautiful arrangement to start the festivities.  I'm partial the fruit with chocolate on it, naturally.
On our way to Refletts
At the top French restaurant in Dubai and Dad tried everything - it's a birthday miracle!
"Katie" would have been just fine?
Party animal, Wade Shaver.
With great friends Gemma and Maurice.
One of the many perks of being a birthday girl, an official cake feeder.
Two of my very favorite ladies!
Lucky number 7.  The 7th birthday Matt and I have celebrated together!
Great showing from the LivingSocial team!
My love of chocolate may only be second to my love of flowers - life is good!
Hey Mom, did you think 30 years ago you'd be celebrating my birthday in Dubai?!


jimdad said...

Happy Birthday, Katie - looks like it was one to remember!

Tanaka Geanina said...

Happy Birthday Katie!!!!I wish you the best!