Posted By Aimee Wilson - Occasions To Savor

Did I get a whopper of surprises the other day? My family threw me a surprise birthday party. Here's the funny part:

1. I am usually the one who takes every opportunity to celebrate.

2. I ask questions for my full-time work and I never questioned any of their plans.

3. I simply requested to dine at a fabulous local Brazilian restaurant even though it was a milestone birthday.

I got way more than I imagined. In addition to walking into a sea of faces, a chorus of "S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E", and lights from cameras flashing, I never suspected a conversation about fondant was leading up to my surprise birthday cake. Over the weekend, I noshed on two Cake Boss cakes (we live in suburban Philadelphia and my sister drove to northern New Jersey to pick up the cakes, chocolate and plain cannolies, and cookies). And they were way more than I expected. I consider myself a dessert connoisseur. Not because I am a Chocolatier with DOVE Chocolate Discoveries. It is because I love, love, love dessert.

Everyone toasted me, including my young son, who held a champagne flute filled with sparkling grape juice. Even the birthday cards were hilarious. In fact, I allowed my oldest brother to use my childhood nickname.

I could not have asked for anything more. I got the suprise of my life!

Savor life's best,

Aimee


 
Posted By Aimee Wilson - Occasions To Savor

Ok, my family is full of September birthdays (5 in the 1st week).  Now, my nephew is approaching his 1st birthday and the excitement is building for me.  I love birthdays and they do not have to be mine.  Well, any reason to celebrate fills me with joy!

We are also celebrating my mother's birthday this month.  I got a personalized tote for her and had my son present it to her.  He was so excited to do it.  I also helped him write his name on the card.  And when he belted out "Happy Birthday Dear Grammy..." I was like "WOW!"  I think I passed on the "Excitement-for-Birthdays" gene.

So, layered on top of the Christmas and New Year holiday season, my family has 2 birthdays to celebrate in December.  Needless to say, I purchased those gifts well in advance and am not yet done with my Christmas shopping.  I am half-done and decided I could not wait until the last minute to shop for Christmas gifts as the crowds and the pressure to select a gift is much more than I can handle these days.  I'm planning ahead and strategizing my purchases.  So far, it's working.  Next, the joy of wrapping the gifts...I can't wait!

Savor life's best,

Aimee


 

 

 
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