Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Feeling 35

Tomorrow I turn 35. 35. It is incredibly hard for me to fathom. 35 feels very old. I remember when my mom turned 35. I couldn't believe how old she was. Clearly, I had no idea. I am content to have my birthdays come and go with little fanfare at this point in my life, but birthdays are big deals to three year olds so we have to do a bit of celebrating.

Christian has a volleyball game tomorrow night so we decided to bump my birthday dinner up a night. I picked Crepe Nanou. I ate moules y frites. I think I read somewhere that you aren't supposed to eat mussels when you are pregnant. I am also pretty sure I ate some cheese that was not pasteurized. I do have limits though, my cocktail was a club soda. I hope that a little indulgence when pregnant is okay now and then, particularly on birthdays. For desert, Crepe Lucie, and it was as perfect and satisfying as ever.

Here is La Luz with Christian, playing with Mr. Big a/k/a Little Man:


and us, outside of Crepe Nanou. It was the perfect night for sidewalk dining:


and me, 6 months pregnant, almost 35, after a large dinner (please excuse the outfit, I had to change into something more comfortable and less fashionable after our walk home):

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Julie! I hope you have a wonderful day and really hope to get to see you on Friday to celebrate again with you.
Love
Diane & Tony

Christian said...

Happy Birthday Jules!
I love you. You are 35 but you look more beautiful everyday.

Love,
Christian

NOLAcathie said...

Happy Birthday dear Julie!

I'm remembering the Tuesday morning you were born at 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, l973. I can still feel the tears that filled my eyes when they announced you were a healthy baby girl. I would swear it was just yesterday. We're grateful for the blessing of you in our lives for the past 35 years, and wish you a most beautiful birthday.
love,
Mom and Dad

Scarlet said...

HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY, MY DEAR AUNT JULIE! YOU KNOW THAT MY DREAM COME TRUE WOULD BE TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU IN PERSON!!

Kitty Brown said...

Happy birthday! We hope you had a wonderful day! You look GREAT! Hope you're feeling well, too.

NolaMom said...

I lived on creamed spinach crepe and frites at Crepe Nanou when I was pregnant. Delicious-and I think you're ok with the cheese-most restaurant cheeses are pasteurized these days. You look phenomenal! at 6 months pregnant. Happy Birthday!

ummmhello said...

Happy birthday! And worry not about your comfy post walk gear - you're adorable!